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Feature Friday (4/21/17)

Peanut butter or Jelly? Chocolate or peanut butter? French fries or ketchup? Which of these pairs is better? While some may prefer one of these over the other, the truth is they almost universally go together. Are they ok on their own? Absolutely! But they are so much better together.

The same must be said for orthodoxy and orthopraxy. Orthodoxy is right doctrine or belief. Orthopraxy is right practice or behavior. While orthodoxy and orthopraxy are both important in their own right, they are so much better together. And ultimately you cannot have one without the other.

Which is why I love today’s Feature Friday video featuring Shai Linne!

I hope enjoyed the video as well as seek to enjoy the Lord’s day with the Lord’s people this weekend.

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Feature Friday (12/16/16)

With Christmas upon us in less than a week and the hustle and bustle of gift getting, gift wrapping, and travel plans in a hurry I figured an appropriate encouraging yet challenging topic would be due. What topic you ask? Well, when I think about the amount of travel that will take place in the next couple weeks Sam Storms article comes to mind.

No matter where you are from or where you are heading this Christmas season, one thing is for sure – you will not be alone. God will be with you. It’s kind of one of His characteristics to be omnipresent or put another way, God is everywhere. And Sam Storms does a fantastic job of sharing 10 Things You Should Know about God’s Omnipresence.

Enjoy the article, but even more so enjoy the God who is omnipresent this weekend with His people on His day.

Feature Friday (10/21/16)

Tug of war. Remember that game? As a child it is a fun game of back and forth until someone finally outlast and out powers the other. But imagine an eternal game of tug of war? Sounds exhausting right? Reality is there are many truths of scripture that exhaust my mind in an everlasting game of mental and theological tug of war. One of those issues is the love of God and the reality of hell.

Definitly not a popular or well thought of doctrine, hell nonetheless is a biblical truth and reality. But how do we reconcile the doctrine of hell and the love of God. Randy Alcorn steps in not to finish the game of tug of war but instead to help ease the tension of our minds and hearts while playing the game. “God’s love and the doctrine of hell: the two doctrines are in fact compatible in the mind of God. And it is His mind, not ours, which is the source of truth.” Read Randy’s article here and be encouraged and challenged!

Feature Friday (10/14/16)

Introducing Calla Ann. She came into the world this past Tuesday evening October 11th. While having a child is always stressful, joyful, and changes everything in life (at least for a few days) it is an awesome experience. It reminds me constantly of the joy, privilege, and great responsibility parents have.

Yet all too often I can view parenting as a drudge rather than a joy and awesome responsibility. More often than not the drudgery comes when I have my eyes fixed too closely on the here and now rather than on the long term. It is times like these that resources like Crossway’s: Parenting series have been helpful. My wife and I have been watching one short 2 minutes video each evening as we head to bed and they have been the added encouragement we need right now.

So head on over to https://www.crossway.org/parenting/ and enter your email and sign up for their 14 day parenting in God’s way journey with Paul David Tripp. It is an excellent and timely resource for us and I pray it will be for you as well. And enjoy the weekend with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day.

Feature Friday (7/1/16)

Grandparents. This is a recent and dear issue to my heart. I wish I could say I still had all of mine living, but the Lord has seen fit to take two of them from this earth. While I rejoice at knowing I will see my grandpa again one day, I can never imagine what my life would be like without him. He is a man who taught me so much and yet with so few words.

While the culture around us continues down a path of juvenilization, the truth will always remain…us younger folks need older folks. So for all you grandparents out there…we need you. Enjoy this great article about why grandparents are needed and it even gives you a supplement if you, like me, have lost your grandparents.

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

 

Feature Friday (5/20/16)

Broken…what is the first thing that comes to your mind when you see, hear, or read this word? One of the first images in my mind is my junior year of high school. I was in spring training for my upcoming track season. Having already done my sprint workout, I was working on my field event…the pole vault. Heart racing, feet pounding the ground faster and faster, until upward I went hanging onto a fiberglass pole. Eight, nine, ten feet into the air over a rubber band practice bar, then I came down and CRACK. I heard it and felt it. I have broken my ankle.

If you have played sports, went to school, or have any kind of relationship then you have felt it. We live in a broken world. However, are we broken people? Or is there something more going on? Has some outside force caused us to become broken? Or is there a deeper systemic problem in our world?

Broken Bad is a great article pointing out some needed areas in which we may use the word broken when in reality there is a better, more fitting word to be used.

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

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