Monthly Archives: December 2011

Favorite Commentaries on the Gospel of Mark

Here at Curve Baptist Church, we finished our sermon series in the Gospel of Mark this past Sunday. It was a joy to preach the resurrection of Jesus on Christmas Day! You can find the files of all the sermons … Continue reading

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“Thriving in a Fast-Food Culture”

My next article in the Baptist & Reflector, “Thriving in a Fast-Food Culture,” is available here. The lessons in the month of January all come under the heading of “Going right in a culture gone wrong,” and this first installment … Continue reading

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“Rejoice at God’s Gift”

The last of my Christmas devotionals for the Baptist & Reflector, “Rejoice at God’s Gift (Luke 2:8-14),” can be found here. I will also be writing for the January Sunday School series, “Going Right in a Culture Gone Wrong.”

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“Respond to God’s Gift” Devotional

My next article in the Baptist & Reflector, “Receive God’s Gift (Matt 2:1-15),” is available here.

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Whatever Tale You’re Landed In, Just Go On

Good thoughts to ponder from a hobbit, voiced when his own adventure, his own ‘tale,’ was looking hopeless; whatever tale you’ve been landed in, just go on: ‘Yes that’s so,’ said Sam. ‘And we shouldn’t be here at all, if … Continue reading

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Counsel to a Young Man: Look to Jesus

I recently had the opportunity to encourage a friend on his twelfth birthday. Here’s the heart of what I wrote to this young traveller on the trail of godly manhood: I thought it important to remind you as you enter … Continue reading

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The Inexhaustible Wonder of Knowing God

In this beautiful passage, early church father Gregory of Nyssa compares contemplating God to looking at a spring bubbling up from the earth: As you came near the the spring you would marvel, seeing that the water was endless, as … Continue reading

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