Monday, August 31, 2009

Sermon Jam

Friday, August 28, 2009

Everything Tim Keller

We are preparing as a church next Winter to work through The Prodigal God series that has been put together by Tim Keller through Zondervan. If you want to hear Tim Keller for free, most of his stuff you have to pay for on the church site, then check out this site.

Here are seven sermons on Luke 15

Sermon 1 He Welcomes Sinners (Luke 15:1-10)
Sermon 2 Give Me Mine (Luke 15:11-14)
Sermon 3 He Came to Himself (Luke 15:11-20)
Sermon 4 To Be Called Your Son (Luke 15:21-24)
Sermon 5 And Kissed Him (Luke 15:11-24)
Sermon 6 We Had to Celebrate (Luke 15:17-32)
Sermon 7 The True Older Brother (Luke 15:17-32)

Amazing Youth Pastor Clips

Saw the first one on Justin Taylor's site and then I found this other one while I was on You Tube. Youth Ministry is great.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mark Driscoll at the Crystal Cathedral

Click here to see Pastor Mark from Mars Hill Church in Seattle preach during the Hour of Power.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Ed Clowney Saves My Day

I read this quote by Ed Clowney on the Unashamed Workman and it made everything that happened today okay.

Ed Clowney:

“Yet above all, the minister must bear the Word of God in the full depth of his stewardship. With the Word he enters the presence of God as he leads public worship. Only with the Word can men ascend God’s holy hill, for God’s promises are the only plea of a redeemed people. Worship is always an echo, reflecting the word of grace with the cry of praise. Preaching, too, is worship, for the naming of God’s name and the proclamation of his mercy is itself an act of praise. The minister at the Lord’s table or the baptismal font continues to be a minister of the Word. For this reason he administers the sacraments: not because he has a claim to a separate priestshood, but because the sacraments seals the Word and are observed as part of the proclamation of the Word to men.

(Clowney, Called to the Ministry, p 58)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Memorize Scripture Tool

Check this out if you want to make some Scripture memorization cards.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Worship God 09

I have made it through a couple of these and it really has me thinking about the importance of what worship should look life in our lives in our church.

The God of Worship | John Piper

The Leaders of Worship | Jeff Purswell

The Church of Worship | Thabiti Anyabwile

Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Leading | (CJ Majaney and Bob Kauflin)

The Future of Worship | Bob Kauflin

Sunday, August 16, 2009

How dedicated?

I appreciate the ministry of Francis Chan not so much because of who he is as a speaker, or pastor, but because you see the struggle he has with himself and this makes complete sense to me as I live day by day holding back.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


This is amazing and I am not sure if that is good or bad, but it is amazing.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Using the Right Words

Trevin Wax:
Did John Calvin believe in “Limited Atonement” – the L in the famous TULIP acronym, which teaches that Christ did not die as an atonement for the sins of the whole world, but only for the elect?I don’t know.There are contradictory signals in Calvin’s writings. At times, it seems very clear that he did not believe in limited atonement. At other times, there is hardly any choice but to assume that he did.
Here is the Post.

I read this post on Justin Taylor's blog and really liked this article because I totally have struggled with using the right words when preaching or when leading a bible study on becoming a Christian or coming to Christ. This article was very insightful about relaxing a bit on the words that we use and not being afraid to use the words that the Bible uses as well.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

The God Who Walks

I am reading through a new book written by Andrew Miller called God Stories. It is an examination of Scripture placing the gospel in the center of everything. It has already spoken to me through the first three chapters.

Have you ever noticed that God is a God of walking? Quoting Miller “Jesus walked over 750 miles during his three years in ministry”. Throughout the Old Testament God walks with his people, whether it’s Job, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, or Elijah.

I think for myself my most powerful memories of experiencing Christ has been on walks. Many times it is me walking alone working through the trials of life or the difficulties that sin has caused in my life. These walks of restoration have served as a refreshment to my soul. Do yourself a favor today and go on a walk with the creator of the universe because he is a God of walking.