“If anyone stands firm and right on this point, that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, who died and rose again for us, all the other articles of the Christian faith will fall in place for him and firmly sustain him. So very true is Paul’s saying that Christ is the Chief Treasure, […]

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Living above ‘the braying of asses and the grunting of hogs’!

From time to time I hear people say things like, “I’m just not really into the music,” or “I’m just not a music person…” Last Sunday we sang Luther’s ‘A Mighty Fortress is our God.’ Before we sang the hymn Ronnie Foster, our Minister of Music, shared the following. “In the forward of a book, […]

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“No Time to Think of Safety”

Yesterday I opened my sermon on Acts 14 with the following quote from Martin Luther. In Dec. 1520, Luther was asked whether he would be willing to appear before Emperor Charles to be tried for heresy.  Many who had gone before the Emperor had been burned at the stake even though they had been given […]

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The Certainty of our Reconciliation!

This past week I came across a great reminder of the certainty of the work of sanctification in the lives of those whom God justifies.  It comes from RC Sproul in his classic book Holiness. “Luther used a simple analogy to explain it.  He described the condition of a patient who was mortally ill.  The […]

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Aug 22, It is Monday, but Sunday’s Coming!

I wake up every single Monday with the realization that “It is Monday, but Sunday’s Coming.”  I love the process of taking God’s Word, studying it, praying over it, and seeing it develop into a sermon.  Once the manuscript is written I find myself pouring over it, changing it, adding to it, taking away from […]

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