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Feature Friday (6/24/16)

“Read your Bible, pray everyday and you’ll…grow…grow…grow…” If you grew up in the church or around a Christian influence you are probably familiar with this song. It seems oversimplified. And to one degree it is. The Christian life is not just a 1+1=2 walk. However, there are certainly disciplines of the Christian life that really are means of grace from God. Two of the vital ones are Scripture reading and prayer.

But aside from reading random passages daily and muttering a few short prayers a day at meal time, how can one go deeper in your Bible study? Be encouraged! You are not the only one to have asked or be asking that question. A 13 year old girl once asked Pastor John Piper that very same question. You can find his letter of response here.

Enjoy! And as always, be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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Feature Friday (5/13/16)

How did it all begin? How old is the earth? When did dinosaurs roam the earth? Did dinosaurs roam the earth? Why is there evil in the world? All of these questions and more really stem from the biblical study of the book of Genesis. Seeing that there are so many foundation questions brought up and answered in Genesis, Dallas Theological Seminary is letting you try a class in the book for free. That’s right…a seminary course for FREE!!!

This course is designed for those who want to: learn more about the first book of the Bible, grow in understanding of who God is and why He created you, deepen their walk with the Lord by applying the text to their life. It will be taught by Dr. James Allman, DTS professor of Old Testament Studies (I had Dr. Allman in class already, he is great).

Sign up for the course here. Enjoy the content, but more so the deepening of your walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (4/8/16)

“Only a minute?!!!” This is what my wife regularly asks me when I come home after going back to my office to quickly grab something I forgot. What she is really saying is, “that was way longer than a minute, what took you so long?”. My typical response is…”I saw someone and we had a conversation”.

I love conversations. I love chatting it up with people. I love asking about their lives, our commonalities, and current news. And “having a conversation” has become all the rage in the Christian world surrounding controversial topics. However, there is a subtle yet potentially dangerous undertone with “having a conversation”.

This article cautions us this way…”We want to have conversations, but we want our ideas, including our ideas about what the Bible should say, to hold the same authority and weight as the scriptures.” Please take time to read the article here and feel free to leave a comment for further conversation.

As always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (10/16/15)

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Ask most people that know me and they will tell you I can be sarcastic at times. Ask my wife and she will tell you that sarcasm is one of my love languages. Ask others who do not know me that well and they may mistake my sarcasm for rudeness. The point is, I can be, am, and enjoy good sarcasm. Sarcasm has a way of making a point that otherwise would not be heard. This is why I enjoyed reading this sarcastic article so much. While it is a bit lengthy it is well worth your time.

Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (9/18/15)

Young couple holding hands with sun-flare.

Most of my recent Feature Friday post have been related to the topic of family. While this is all well and good, the reality is not everyone has family in the forefront of their minds. For many individuals, including the majority of those I minister to as a Student Pastor, have a precursor to family on their minds more often than not. What is that precursor? Dating! This topic consumes not only our culture but the conscience of many within the culture. Yet, there is seeming lack of quality advice for Christian young people seeking wisdom in the dating realm. But here is a great article answering the question: Will You Go Out with Me? Rules for Biblical Dating!

Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

Feature Friday (6/26/15)

Jamieson PrayingEver since I got married, I was looking forward to the opportunity and privilege it would be to be a dad. I wanted to teach my boys how to throw balls, dig in the dirt (although they seem to learn how to do that pretty naturally), and have fun in life. I wanted to teach my girls how a man should treat them, to take them out on daddy/daughter dates, and treat them like no other man ever will in their lives. However, by far the greatest goal I have as a father is to prayerfully point my kids to Christ. I want to teach them how to love God and love others and family devotions is a piece of that puzzle. But how does one do family devotions? Growing up in a family that did not do formal family devotions and having a wife whose family did more formal devotions, I always had the nagging question of how should a dad lead his family in devotions? In steps Don Whitney with a great little four minute video on “How to Do Family Devotions“.

Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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