Trump, Small Groups, & Isolation (Jan. 20, 2017)

3 Ways to Deepen Small Group Prayer A great thought on how to avoid superficial prayers that hide our real issues. How to Live Under an Unqualified President Regardless of anyone's feelings on Mr. Trump, today he becomes Mr. President. John Piper provides a thoughtful and biblical look at what Trump's inauguration means for Christians. …

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Exhaustion, Sermon Prep, & Leviticus (Jan. 13, 2017)

I'm Exhausted- How Do I Recharge My Body Without Neglecting My Soul This episode of Ask Pastor John deals with how we spend our leisure time to the glory of God. The Necessity of Prayer in Sermon Prep Do we give our study proportional prayer? I often hear ministers ask for prayer for their preaching, …

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Prayer, Decisions, & Warnings (Dec 30, 2016

Don't Trade Away God's Help Today Prayer is the most basic expression of faith. Faith in future grace purchased by Jesus says, “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things” we need (Romans 8:32). 3 Warnings …

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Incarnation, Devotions, & Reading (Dec 23, 2016)

The Fullness of God Dwelled in a Womb An excellent devotional from Jared Wilson. 10 Ideas and 10 Tips for Family Devotions in 2017 Great thoughts! Less important than how you do family devotions is that you do family devotions. Dad, take responsibility for family devotions. Lead your family by leading them to the Word and leading them in …

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Reading, Indecision, & Ancient Pastors (Dec 9, 2016)

Here are a few articles from around the Internet worth reading this week. 2017 Christian Reading Challenge I'm excited for this. I began following Tim Challies midway through 2016, so I missed his 2016 reading challenge. But my wife and I are jumping on board this year! Those Books Won't Read Themselves So how about …

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Christmas, Sin, & Small Towns (Dec 2, 2016)

Here are a few articles from around the Internet that are worth reading. A Plea to Pastors: Don't Cancel Church on Christmas Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, so why should we attend church on Christmas? It’s the day we celebrate the incarnation, the birth of the Messiah, the entrance into our world of …

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Brain Death, Encouragement, & Prayer (Nov. 25, 2016)

Here are a few articles that are worth reading from this week. Words We Dread to Hear After spending several weeks with my father in the Trauma ICU (and sitting in the Neuro ICU as I write this), I've unfortunately witnessed families receive this heart-breaking news. Encouraging One Another In your short life, you have …

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