Monthly Archives: July 2012

Some troubles in growing a church from the inside out.

Here is a great post about one church’s transition from seeker sensitive to gospel driven.  The author in a quick post explains some of the things he encountered in his church as the transformation occurred.  Well worth reading here.

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Miracles and Salvation (Joshua 10)

Last post on Joshua we encountered the Gibeonites, those tricksters who “bluffed” their way into salvation, but who became true members of the people of God, serving the temple.  In fact, in 1Chronicles 12:4, we find out that the man … Continue reading

Posted in Joshua, Where's Jesus

July 29 No Sermon posted

I am on leave this week and one of our evangelism pastors who works among the international Seafaring community, the men and women who transport material around the globe and serve on cruise ships will be speaking today.

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On Humility

Augustine speaking, “If you ask me in regard to the precepts of the Christian Religion, I will answer, first, second, and third, Humility.” Calvin then comments on what humility is: By humility he means not when a man, with a consciousness of some … Continue reading

Posted in spiritual formation

What happens when we fail to seek God’s direction? (Joshua 9)

How many of us walk through life and make our decisions based upon the “facts” we have, the input others give us and our accumulated worldly wisdom? Is this a wise way to approach life or is it dangerous?

Posted in Joshua, prayer

Looking for a voter Guide for Washington State

Here are a few links to Voter Guides for those looking to make informed decisions: http://www.washingtonvoterguides.com/index.asp?p=surveys  Just enter in a zipcode and street name to have all the races brought up. http://www.tvw.org/2012-video-voters-guide http://eagleforum.www.capwiz.com/eagleforum/issues/  Will give you actual votes os US … Continue reading

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The Pride of the Sodomite

John Calvin commenting on the sin of Sodom in Ezekiel 16:49f writes, God says that they began by pride, and surely pride is the mother of all contempt of God and of all cruelty. Let us learn, then, that we … Continue reading

Posted in Ezekiel

What does it mean to be called “Christians”? (Acts 11:19-26)

What does it mean to be a Christian?  I am sure there are as many answers to that question as there are people in this room.  Some would define being a Christian as accepting to certain beliefs [img], others might … Continue reading

Posted in Acts, Sermons

Revival is a renewed focus on the glory of God

“Genuine revival is not a church growth strategy, evangelistic crusade or a series of miracle meetings, but rather the manifest glory of GOD that radically redefines and transforms the church from a man-centered institution to a corporate celebration of the … Continue reading

Posted in prayer, quotes

Jesus is the Christ (Revelation 12 and Heidelberg Catechism 31)

If I were to show you a picture of  5 rings, all different colors and interconnected – 3 on top, 2 on the bottom. I am showing you a symbol of the Olympics.  A  vertical line with radiating arcs coming … Continue reading

Posted in Revelation, Sermons