Jesus, the Church, and Us

  • January 21, 2018 | Brad Baugham | Matthew 16:13-19

Two, far from being the necessary number for Friendship, is not even the best. And the reason for this is important. Lamb says somewhere that if, of three friends (A,B, and C), A should die, the B loses not only A but A’s part in B. In each of my friends there is something that only some other friend can fully bring out. By myself I am not large enough to call the whole man into activity; I want other lights than my own to show all his facets. Now that Charles is dead, I shall never again see Ronald’s reaction to a specifically Caroline joke. Far from having more of Ronald, having him ‘to myself’ now that Charles is away, I have less of Ronald. Hence true Friendship is the least jealous of loves.

— C. S. Lewis


Prayer for Gospel Transformation

  • January 14, 2018 | Jared Garcia | Philippians 1:9-11

To put the matter at its most basic, Paul’s prayer is the product of his passion for people. His unaffected fervency in prayer is not whipped-up emotionalism but the overflow of his love for brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus. That means that if we are to improve our praying, we must strengthen our loving. As we grow in disciplined, self-sacrificing love, so we will grow in intercessory prayer. Superficially fervent prayers devoid of such love are finally phony, hollow, shallow.

—D. A. Carson


Knowing God Through the Word

  • January 7, 2018 | Brad Baugham | Luke 6

The new life in Christ, just like all natural life, must be nourished and strengthened. This is possible only in communion with Christ in the Holy Spirit and through the word of Scripture. Enlightened by the Spirit, believers gain a new knowledge of faith. The gospel is the food of faith and must be known to be nourishment. Salvation that is not known and enjoyed is no salvation. God saves by causing himself to be known and enjoyed in Christ.

—Herman Bavinck


Partnering in the Gospel

  • December 31, 2017 | Todd Davis | Phillipians

The gospel is boldly advancing under the contested reign and inevitable victory of Jesus the king. This side of Jesus’ death and resurrection, all of God’s sovereignty is mediated exclusively through King Jesus… . Christ “must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet” ([I Cor.] 15:25). That presupposes the reign is still contested, and still advances. This is of a piece with Jesus’ claim, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matt 16:18). But one day, the final enemy, death itself, will die, and Jesus’ mediatorial kingship will end. God will be all in all.

— D.A. Carson


The Worship of the Magi

  • December 24, 2017 | Lonnie Polson | Matthew 2:1-12


Celebrating God’s Love for the Nations

  • December 17, 2017 | Arujphorn Jugsujinda

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. God’s passion is to be known and honored and worshipped among all the peoples. To worship him is to share that passion for his supremacy among the nations.

— John Piper


A Call to Sing

  • December 10, 2017 | Brad Baugham | Psalm 98


A Tale of Two Advents

  • December 3, 2017 | Michael Gray


The God Who Testifies, and the God Who Restores

  • November 26, 2017 | Brad Baugham | Micah


Thanking God for Deliverance

  • November 19, 2017 | Brian Pinner | I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder. <br/><br/> &mdash; G. K. Chesterton

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