Category Archives: Living

What do you long for?

What do people do who long for something? They run toward it. This struck me anew on my way back from a recent mission trip to Ethiopia. Upon arriving back in the states my heart was longing to see my … 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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What We Won’t Regret

I love this list of things from Kevin DeYoung about what we won’t regret: We won’t regret playing hide and seek with our children. We won’t regret turning off the t.v. and putting the phone away. We won’t regret that … Continue reading

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Back to School and the School of Christ

Like many parents this time of year, I’m getting my kids ready for their return to school. It’s a bit daunting to think I’ll have a first, sixth, eighth, and ninth grader in school beginning September 2nd. A season of … 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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Annual Meeting 2014 and the State of the Church

Dear Immanuel Bible Church, By God’s grace the state of Immanuel Bible Church is strong and getting stronger. Indeed, at the dawn of a new year I am encouraged to see a community of saints growing “strong in the Lord … Continue reading

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Holding Fellowship With the Sufferings of Christ

From John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion , Book 3, Chapter 8: On Bearing the Cross–One Branch of Self Denial. *** THE pious mind must ascend still higher, namely, whither Christ calls his disciples when he says, that every one … Continue reading

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