Monthly Archives: March 2010

Sunday Morning Comin’ Down

A nagging, exhausting fever has kept me inside the last several days, including this morning, rather than beginning Holy Week with my church, preaching on the Triumphal Entry of Jesus. This probably should have set me to humbly thinking on … Continue reading

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Ruth 4: Providence Gets the Last Word

Sermon preached Sunday, March 21, 2010 at Curve Baptist Church:

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Brian Croft’s “Practical Shepherding” Blog

I was excited to learn this morning about Pastor Brian Croft’s new blog, “Practical Shepherding.” In addition to his care for the people of Auburndale Baptist Church (Louisville, KY), the Lord has blessed Pastor Croft with a ministry to pastors, … Continue reading

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Ruth 3: The Boldness of Belief in God’s Providence

Sermon preached Sunday, March 14, at Curve Baptist Church:

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The Importance of Work in the Christian Life

Here is a characteristically insightful and delightful meditation by Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the importance and the spiritual┬ánature of work in the life of the Christian: “After the first morning hour the Christian’s day until evening belongs to work. “Man goeth … Continue reading

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Ruth 2: Bitterness Sweetened by the Hesed of God

“Hesed” is a Hebrew word, and a massively important Old Testament concept. This one little word describes the character of God toward his covenant children: grace, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, sacrificial love. The “hesed” of God is a key theme in … Continue reading

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Life Under the Lordship of Christ

I have been thinking for several months now about the central Biblical truth that all of our lives are lived out under the Lordship of Christ, or Coram Deo. The following is a sermon I preached on this issue to … Continue reading

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