Category Archives: Preaching

The Wonderful Cross: The Scandal of the Cross, Part 1

Last week we kicked off this series entitled, “The Wonderful Cross: Understanding the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” We’re hoping to spend the next several weeks looking at what the Bible has to say about the cross. Two questions are at … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: A Bibliography

For this series, we’ll be spending a lot of time in the gospels as well as the epistles in the New Testament. But I will also be interacting with a couple of key resources along the way, some scholarly works … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Christ Crucified, Part 3

Paul understands the cross as the answer to our most practical problems. As we noted in the previous posts, Paul writes his letter to the Corinthians to correct some of the problems going on in this church. And boy, there … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Christ Crucified, Part 2

We’ll begin our series in 1 Corinthians. Paul begins this letter to the Christians in Corinth by mentioning the name of Jesus ten times in the first ten verses. His introduction goes back and forth between referring to “Jesus Christ” … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Christ Crucified, Part 1

A few years ago, a 14-foot bronze cross was stolen from a cemetery in Little Rock, Arkansas. The cross had stood at the entrance to that cemetery for more than 50 years. It was originally placed there in 1930 and … Continue reading

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Preach the Gospel. Die. Be Forgotten.

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2015: Looking Back

I’m currently reading Sherry Turkle’s fantastic new book, Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age. Turkle contends that one of the casualties of our digital infatuation is a lack of critical self-reflection. We simply don’t take time … Continue reading

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Never Give Up

Tonight was a really special night for our church family. Our 4th and 5th grade boys led our evening worship service. At Mayfair, our young men spend a few months working through a Leadership Training class on Wednesday nights, learning … Continue reading

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Top Five: May 2014

Time for my monthly rundown of what I’m lovin’ these days: The Twelve by Justin Cronin. One of the benefits of being finished with school is the freedom to read whatever I want! Last month, I decided to re-read one … Continue reading

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Mark 6

Reading for Monday, Oct 15: Mark 6 After being rejected in Nazareth, Jesus gathers His disciples together and commissions them to go out in His name. V12 tells us the content of the message: they preach repentance. Remember, the first … Continue reading

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