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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Morning Coffee

Here are the stories I put in my coffee this morning.

  • The Class of 2017
  • As far back as they can remember, Michael Tait has been the lead singer of Newsboys, and DC Talk is…who again? DC Talk has not released a new studio album in their lifetime.

  • Bearded Gospel History: Saint Augustine
  • In an age where many have rejected Christianity for intellectual reasons, Augustine reminds us to seek hard after Truth, to study and understand its depths, and never to settle for undeveloped answers.

  • 4 Principles for the Exercise of Christian Liberty
  • Where the gospel is at stake, liberty needs to be exercised; where the stability of a weak Christian is at stake, we need to restrain it.

  • Lessons from the 2013 VMAs
  • We need to remember that God is in control, that God is providentially working out His plan, that there is nothing new under the sun, that sin is sin no matter what shape it takes, that I’m the chief among sinners, and that we need to be like the Men of Issachar. . . “who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.” (I Chronicles 12:32).

  • When the Popular Youth Pastor Gets Arrested Again
  • Our teenagers do not need someone who can put on a great show so much as they need people to love them, teach them, and model the Christian life for them. Such faithfulness would do more to grab the hearts of our teenagers than a large, loud event ever could.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2013 in Links

 

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Happy Monday #4

“These Purity Rings will be a semi-binding reminder of our limited commitment to each other…”

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2013 in Video

 

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Fast Acts

The book of Acts in three minutes…

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2013 in Video

 

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A Solid Reminder

One of the best sermons of 2012… hands down.

 
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Posted by on August 22, 2013 in Video

 

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The Mighty Luther

The Mighty Luther

Today, Dr. Steve Lawson spent at least two hours lecturing on Martin Luther during his History of Expository Preaching class at the Master’s Seminary. Two hours was not enough time.

Martin Luther was a preaching machine. He often delivered as many as four sermons a day (over six thousand total) when he wasn’t teaching. According to section CCCXCVII of his Table-Talks, a good preacher should:

  • Teach systematically
  • Have a ready wit
  • Be eloquent
  • Have a good voice
  • Have a good memory
  • Know when to make an end
  • Be sure of his doctrine
  • Venture and engage body and blood, wealth and honor, in the Word
  • Suffer himself to be mocked and jeered of everyone

Luther was a man’s preacher who defended his flock and refused to shy from conflict.

A preacher must be both soldier and shepherd. He must nourish, defend, and teach; he must have teeth in his mouth, and be able to bite and fight.

Unflinchingly bold and vividly expressive, he burned with passion and compelling rhetoric. Luther also refused to mince words and hold punches when the times required him to drop the staff and pick up the sword.

Don’t believe me? Behold the LUTHER INSULTER! (with citations)

A more comprehensive list can be found here (as well as the compiler’s explanation).

The “Mighty Luther” was mighty indeed!

 
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Posted by on August 21, 2013 in Article

 

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Evangelism Fail

Effective?

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2013 in Video

 

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Happy Monday #3

But… but… but…

 
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Posted by on August 19, 2013 in Video

 

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