Category Archives: Bible

Technology and Preaching

I recently had a student tell me that he preached in a church in Tennessee that had him speaking from a platform that turned into the equivalent of an IMAX experience for the congregation. The technology allowed him to “take” … Continue reading

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Advent, Life, and Death

Advent is at once about life and death. It’s about life in that we celebrate the first advent of Christ into the world. Indeed, the eternal Word–the One who is the way, and the truth, and the life–took on flesh … Continue reading

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On the Blessing of Baptism

“Since Jesus commanded His church to baptize (Matt. 28:19), we would expect that there would be a measure of blessing connected with baptism, because all obedience to God by Christians brings God’s favor with it. This obedience is specifically a … Continue reading

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Why a Great Tribulation?

I’ve spent the last three weeks at Immanuel on Sunday mornings preaching through Mark 13. We have a few weeks yet to go. The themes taken up in this chapter — the destruction of the temple and fall of Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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What the Cross Says

“To whom does the invitation of this cross come? It comes to the failures, the people who know they have gone wrong, the people who are filled with a sense of shame, the people who are weary and tired and … Continue reading

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Faith and the Holiness of God: A Lesson From the Life of Moses

That very day the LORD spoke to Moses, “Go up this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, opposite Jericho, and view the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of … Continue reading

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A Memorial Service Meditation

Memorial Service Margaret (Margi) E. Parks October 5, 2013  Death and a Paradox of Emotions  In death we experience unspeakable sorrow, grief, and mourning at the loss of a loved one—in this case, Margaret (Margi) Parks: wife, mother, friend to … Continue reading

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