Monthly Archives: February 2012

Growth Group Questions | Week of February 26, 2012

Here are this week’s Growth Group questions based on Mark 2:13-17. 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 “grow … Continue reading

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Blessed Self-Forgetfulness

One of my heroes is the late preacher of Westminster Chapel in London, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981). And one of the books that has left an indelible mark on me is his Studies in the Sermon on the Mount. Here’s an excerpt from … Continue reading

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Would you pray this prayer?

Francis Chan dares us to pray according to Proverbs 30:7-9. Would you pray this prayer? Proverbs 30:7-9: Two things I ask of you; deny them not to me before I die: Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither … Continue reading

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Sunday Prep

Thomas Watson asks, “How may a Christian know that he is humble and consequently godly?” He gives ten answers. Here’s number eight: A humble man is willing to have his name and gifts eclipsed, so that God’s glory may be increased. … Continue reading

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Gospel-Driven Youth Ministry

Brian Cosby has written what looks to be a helpful and timely book on youth ministry in the local church. In Giving Up Gimmicks: Reclaiming Youth Ministry From an Entertainment Culture, Cosby contends that we can do better in our ministry … Continue reading

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Growth Group Questions | Week of February 19, 2012

Here are this week’s Growth Group questions based on Mark 2:1-12. 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 “grow … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Praise Bands

James Smith, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, offers a thoughtful “open letter” to those who have come to be known in the church as “worship leaders.” Smith’s goal in writing is to encourage “new reflection on the practice of … Continue reading

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