“The Godly Man’s Picture” by Thomas Watson (Part 2)

“Before sin is forgiven, it must be repented of…Christ’s blood must wash our tears away, but repentance is a qualification, not a cause. He who is humbled for sin will value pardoning mercy the more.” (Chapter 1, p.10) In Peter’s sermon at Pentecost, the crowd was convicted and cried out, “What should we do?” Peter’s […]

Pastor Doug’s Recommended Reading (August 26, 2014)

Here’s our pastor’s latest blog post: Pastors are Prophets? Here are Jess’s latest blog posts: Battling Insomnia? Anxiety? Stress? Exhaustion? “THAT Sin” Doesn’t Define You Here are the other great articles and resources I found and collected this last week: 5 Great Reasons to Memorize Scripture Today 10 Good Things You Lose When Your Church Grows Visual Theology […]

The Authority of The Church for The Sake of World: At the Intersection of Love & Authority

Loving authority sounds like an oxymoron. The world can’t define it biblically. It’s even hard for a lot of Christians to accurately articulate what loving authority is as exhibited in God’s Word. One way of illustrating loving authority is to consider the purpose of the local church. Loving authority is seen in three important functions […]

“The Godly Man’s Picture” by Thomas Watson (Part 1)

This is the first in a series of quotes from one of my favorite books, “The Godly Man’s Picture” by Thomas Watson.    “Godliness consists in an exact harmony between holy principles and practices.” (Preface)

How-to: Gain Knowledge, Wisdom, and Insight (Part 1)

  This is PART 1 of a series: Proverbs – God’s Wisdom For Your Daily Life.  The Beginning of Knowledge 1 The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, king of Israel: 2 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, 3 to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; 4 to give prudence to […]



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