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Reflections on Genesis 40-41

Gen. 39:20-21: And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison. But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. Gen. 40:23: Yet the chief […]

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Two questions on Romans 5:12-21

I recently received two questions regarding two different verses in Romans 5:12-21. The zeroth rule of interpretation is to pray for illumination. O Father, would you open our eyes that we may behold wonderful things from your word.  Amen. And the first rule of interpretation is to never read a single Bible verse – always […]

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Reading Hebrews: Chapter 1, verses 1 to 4

My small group at church is currently going through the book of Hebrews.  Hebrews presents Jesus Christ as the supreme revelation of God with a special focus on showing how Christ is superior to the Old Testament covenant of works – that is, the law.  I thought I’d write up a few of my thoughts […]

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Review of Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture

(Originally a paper for PM 503 – Biblical Preaching: Theory & Practice at Urbana Theological Seminary) Summary Graeme Goldsworthy lays out a foundation for Christocentric preaching in Preaching the Whole Bible as Christian Scripture.  The book is divided into two parts:  part one deals with Biblical Theology and part two takes a closer look at […]

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Metamorphosis

Icebreakers Use one of the following questions to open up discussion.  (If you have first-time guests, be sure to have people give their names as they answer the icebreaker question.) What did you think of the service on Sunday?  What does worship mean to you? Our Study:  Metamorphosis “Yet a time is coming and has […]

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Daring to give our best away

Icebreakers Use one of the following questions to open up discussion.  (If you have first-time guests, be sure to have people give their names as they answer the icebreaker question.) What did you think of the service on Sunday?  What did you agree with?  What did you disagree with? What is the most valuable thing […]

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Turn Around

Icebreakers Use one of the following questions to open up discussion.  (If you have first-time guests, be sure to have people give their names as they answer the icebreaker question.) What did you think of the service on Sunday?  What did you agree with?  What did you disagree with? What does it mean to you […]

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Tell Me, Are You Free?

Icebreakers Use one of the following questions to open up discussion.  (If you have first-time guests, be sure to have people give their names as they answer the icebreaker question.) What did you think of the sermon on Sunday?  What did you agree with?  What did you disagree with? What is freedom?  What are you […]

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He is Risen Indeed

Icebreakers Use one of the following questions to open up discussion. (If you have first-time guests, be sure to have people give their names as they answer the icebreaker question.) What did you think of the sermon on Sunday? What did you agree with? What did you disagree with? What does it mean to you […]

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Shutting Up the Accuser

Icebreakers Use one of the following questions to open up discussion. (If you have first-time guests, be sure to have people give their names as they answer the icebreaker question.) What did you think of the sermon on Sunday? What did you agree with? What did you disagree with? In what way have you dealt […]

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