Monthly Archives: January 2012

Paul’s Dependence on the Christian Community

“Yes, and I will rejoice, for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, this will turn out for my deliverance.” Phil 1:18b-19 “Here is the key to Christ’s being glorified in every … Continue reading

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Rich Quotes on Life as a Church

Over the past few days, I have run across several rich quotes worth deep thought, all on life as a church family: From Charles Spurgeon [sermon #2234 (1891)]: “Give yourself to the church. You that are members of the church have not … Continue reading

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“Caring in an Expendable Culture”

My next Sunday School commentary in the Baptist & Reflector is up today: “Caring in an Expendable Culture (Psalm 139:1-6; 13-18).”

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“Seeking Purity in a Sensual Culture”

My next Sunday School commentary for the Baptist & Reflector, “Seeking Purity in a Sensual Culture (Eph 5:1-5, 8-12, 15-16),” is up and available here. To clarify, some of the verses cited in the first two paragraphs appear to be … Continue reading

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It’s Love that wrote the Play

It’s the first week of our read-through/preach through the Bible in 2012 family project here at Curve Baptist Church. In preparing for this Sunday’s sermon (an overview of Genesis 1-11), I was reminded of the lyrics of a song I … Continue reading

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Ten Favorite Reads of 2011

Thinking through my favorite books read in 2011, I decided to reserve a special category for great books written by good friends:  Bonhoeffer and Business Ethics by Dr. Walton Padelford, and The Gospel and the Mind, by Dr. Brad Green, and the local church … Continue reading

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