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Colossians: The Preeminence of Christ

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Last Sunday we launched the Colossians series and celebrated communion together. It was a meaningful service, and if you missed it, you can watch here. As we look ahead to this Sunday, in Colossians 1:15-23 we come to one of the most amazingly majestic passages about Jesus in all of Scripture. Remember that the believers in Colossae were being tempted to move beyond Jesus ...

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An Introduction to Fall Sermon Series: Colossians

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This Sunday we will dive into Paul's letter to the Colossians - I'll be preaching on the first fourteen verses of chapter one. What an amazing text! The letter to the Colossian church was penned by Paul from a prison (Col. 4:18), likely in Rome, while he was serving time on account of the gospel. During this prison stay, Paul probably also wrote the letters to the Ephesian...

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Pastoral Installation Letter from Pastor Eric Channing

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Sunday morning marks a significant moment in the life of our church. As always, our focus will be upon worshipping the Lord Jesus through the preaching of God's Word, prayer, and song. In addition, during the service there will be a special moment where the elders will officially "install" me as your lead pastor. Here are three reasons (among many) that a pastoral installa...

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All that Jesus Asks: An Interview with Stan Guthrie

I am really excited aboutAll That Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Usby Stan Guthrie. It was released this month, but last April I did a series of posts in which I interviewed Stan about his forthcoming book.I find it really helpful in sermon preparation when authors look at scripture and collect all of what scripture says about a particular topic or...

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A Right Definition of Apologetics

I have been working through The Theology of B.B. Warfield: A Systematic Summary. I thought this section in chapter 2 was helpful in defining apologetics. A Right Definition of Apologetics "Apologetics does not merely teach men how to defend Christianity; if it were only this, then it would belong to the discipline of practical theology. Nor does apologetics set out mer...

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The Valley of Vision Prayer Guide

The Valley of Vision Prayer Guide by Joe Thorn...

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Children's Story for Christmas Outreach

If you are like me, you are always looking for something to share with family members who will be gathering for Christmas in order to talk about Jesus and the hope we have in Him. I wrote the following story, "A Question for Christmas"for a group of 3rd grade girls' "Christmas Cocoa" that a wonderful family at College Church hosted on Saturday, December 17, 2010. My desire...

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A Great Book to read at Christmas

One of my favorite books about the incarnation is The Incarnation in the Gospels in the Reformed Expository Commentary series. I highly recommend it as a collection of sermons that are very encouraging and edifying to read and think about this Christmas season....

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Demolishing the Walls of Your Comfort Zone in Practicing Hospitality

From the Crossway.com blog: Practicing Hospitality, Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock ...

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A Great Show that Benefits a Great Ministry

STARS Family services annual fundraiser....

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