Monthly Archives: November 2011

Advent as Antidote to Christian Boredom

And the Lord said: “Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men, therefore, behold, I will … Continue reading

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Growth Group Questions | Week of November 27, 2011

Here are this week’s Growth Group questions based on Isaiah 9:1-7. 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 to … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

This coming Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season. I love this time of the year. Beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the church since the fourth century has celebrated the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ by focusing … Continue reading

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The Religious Roots of Thanksgiving

Baylor University history professor Thomas Kidd has a helpful article on the history of Thanksgiving in America. In “Not All Turkey and Touchdowns,” Kidd observes that while “modern Thanksgiving has become largely non-religious—focused more on food, family, and football than … Continue reading

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Better than a new big screen TV

Black Friday. The deals to be had are everywhere. But rather than demonize the most ridiculous shopping day of the year, I thought I would simply offer something better to purchase than a new TV: Bibles. The good folks over … Continue reading

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Growth Group Questions | Week of November 20, 2011

Here are this week’s Growth Group questions based on 1 Corinthians 13. 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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Sunday Prep

Here’s how C.H. Spurgeon summarized what he believed the matter of a sermon should be: Of all I wish to say this is the sum; my brethren, preach Christ, always and evermore. He is the whole gospel. His person, offices, and work must … Continue reading

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