Month: July 2011

What you do with what you have

http://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org/mediafolder/Whatyoudowithwhatyouhave.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More Subscribe OptionsThis is sermon #79 in the Luke series. In this sermon on Luke 19:11-27 Dave preaches on growing in and being faithful to the Gospel, Gospel-centered obedience and the final...

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Awaiting the Final Verdict

http://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org/mediafolder/AwaitingtheFinalVerdict.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More Subscribe OptionsThis is sermon #9 in the Psalm series. In this sermon on Psalm 9 Dave preaches on the final judgment, singing praises to God in the midst of trials and difficulty, and dealing with...

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The Mission of God

http://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org/mediafolder/TheMissionofGod.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | RSS | More Subscribe OptionsThis is sermon #78 in the Luke series. In this sermon on Luke 19:1-10 Dave preaches on the Sovereignty of God in salvation, effectual calling, and the mission of...

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Review of the Deity of Christ

The Deity of Christ is part of a series of books titled Theological in Community edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson. The purpose of this series is to assemble a team of scholars to explore key theological themes and apply them to contemporary concerns. Every volume in this series explores the Bible, history, systematic theology and practical theology. The deity of Christ is important today because of the expansion of Islam, religious pluralism and cults. Chapter nine of this book is my opinion is the most helpful chapter in this book because it explains how the deity of Christ is under attack by cults. The deity of Christ is important to understand because it explains that Jesus is God in the flesh (John 8:58, 1:1, 14; 10:30-33, 1 John 4:2-3). John states in 1st John 4:2-3 that anyone who acknowledges Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.”  John 1:1 plainly teaches that the Word was God and the Word became flesh. Jesus taught continually through the book of John that “I Am” which is a clear claim to the fact that He is the Son of God and the Son of Man.  When Jesus said I Am the bread of life for example in John 6 and noted that only by...

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Review of Redeeming Sociology

Redeeming Sociology A God Centered Approach is written by Vern Sheridan Poythress, Professor of New Testament interpretation at Westminster Theological Seminary. Dr. Poythress challenges believers in this book on the foundations of their relationships and shows the importance of a biblical worldview as it relates to relationships. This book is very well-written and while it is highly technical and academic, the author’s explanations are easy to understand. The crux of the argument of this book focuses on three attributes or perspectives of lordship: authority, control and presence. The author explains that authority means that God is the Lord and He has authority over all his relationships to human beings and over all our relationships to one another. God controls the relationships that He controls everything in human relationship and institution and artifact and culture throughout the world. The final aspect the author touches on is that God is presence in his wisdom and truth in the midst of human meanings, purposes and attempts at control. Dr. Poythress in my opinion accomplishes the goal of his book in that he helps equip believers to think through the foundation for how one approaches a variety of relationships. Relationships are often messy and often time’s believers struggle to live out the truth of the Lordship of Jesus in their relationships with fellow believers and non-Christians. In the last chapter Dr. Poythress gives...

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