Monthly Archives: September 2011

ESV? Why?

Pastor Kevin DeYoung makes the case for the ESV Bible over the NIV in a fine booklet titled, Why Our Church Switched to the ESV. Read it here for free. For other helpful free resources from Crossway Books to aid you … Continue reading

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Mark’s Mosaic

I’m really looking forward to beginning our pulpit series in the Gospel of Mark on Sunday. After a summer in James I am ready to immerse myself in the life of Christ–his person and work. Written in the mid-to-late 50s … Continue reading

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Ministering to the Sick and Dying

Kevin DeYoung has a very helpful post this morning considering ways to minister to the sick and dying. His counsel is excellent for both pastor and layman. I found his eighth point particularly important: Don’t interrupt. Ask follow up questions. Be … Continue reading

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Growth Group Questions | Week of September 25, 2011

Here are this week’s Growth Group questions based on James 1:22-25. And remember, if you were not able to be in the service on Sunday, you can listen to the sermon at the Immanuel Bible Church website. Striving with you … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Election and the Confessions

I praise God for the rich history of theological precision in the Protestant church. For this reason I love to quote from the best confessions of the faith in my foundations class on Sunday mornings at Immanuel. For example, I … Continue reading

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Simple Church

[image: a church in iceland. image credit: trey ratcliff]

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Finish the Mission

  [HT: Between Two Worlds]

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