Month: August 2011

From sinking to swimming

http://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org//mediafolder/Fromsinkingtoswimming.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSS http://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org//mediafolder/Fromsinkingtoswimming.mp4Podcast (video): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | RSSThis is sermon #13 in the Psalm series. In this sermon on Psalm 13 Dave preaches on casting burdens on the Lord and praising the Lord through trials and...

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The Murder of the Owner’s Son

http://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org//mediafolder/TheMurderofTheOwnersSon.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSShttp://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org//mediafolder/TheMurderofTheOwnersSon.mp4Podcast (video): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | RSSThis is sermon #82 in the Luke series. In this sermon on Luke 20:9-18 Dave preaches on the exclusivity of Christ, leadership that glorifies God, dealing with persecution, the purpose of Jesus coming to die and the way God deals with...

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Review of King Solomon: The Temptations of Money, Sex, and Power

King Solomon: The Temptations of Money, Sex, and Power is written by Philip Graham Ryken, the President of Wheaton College. In this book, Dr. Ryken explores the three themes of the life of Solomon: the love of money, the pleasures of sex, and the powers of an earthly kingdom.  This is a well-written, biblical, Christ-centered, Gospel-saturated book that gets right to the point by addressing the heart of the matter man’s sin and the hope of the Gospel. One of the things I appreciated most about Dr. Ryken’s approach whether he is preaching, teaching or writing is that he gets right to the point and helps the reader understand what he is saying. The life of Solomon has much to teach us but nothing greater than how his life points to Christ. Jesus makes this point in Luke 11:31, “Behold, something greater than Solomon is here.” Solomon teaches us both what a life that fears God and a life that doesn’t fear God looks like. Solomon’s life also shows us what a life lived for pleasure for the sake of itself looks like. Even with all that one can learn from the life of Solomon ultimately there is one greater than Solomon who has a greater kingdom than did Solomon. The kingdom greater than Solomon’s kingdom is the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is greater than...

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Review of Day of War

Day of War is written by Cliff Graham a chaplain in the United States Army National Guard, and graduate of Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Day of War is the first book in a series titled Lion of War. This book explores a man named Beniah and David’s mighty men of Israel in 2nd Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11. This book is a novel not a verse by verse treatment of 2nd Samuel 23 and 1st Chronicles 11. As I read this book I was encouraged by the courage David’s men took in the face of many battles, great danger. I was reminded in reading this book that the Christian life is a life of war against the flesh, the devil and the world. Reading this book will help you appreciate not only the struggles David’s men went through on his way to being the King of Israel, but it will also help you to understand and frame your own struggles in light of the war you are engaged in presently as a believer living in a sinful world. Reading fiction has never been my favorite genre to read as I prefer reading biblical and theological treatments, but I am slowly warming up to this genre.  For a long time now, my wife has been encouraging me to read fiction not to get away from reading biblical and theological...

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Jesus in Jerusalem

http://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org//mediafolder/JesusinJerusalem.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | RSShttp://media.blubrry.com/servantsofgracemedia/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/servantsofgrace.org//mediafolder/JesusinJerusalem.mp4Podcast (video): Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe iTunes | Android | Email | RSSThis is sermon #81 in the Luke series. In this sermon on Luke 19:41-20:8 Dave preaches on the justice of God, zeal for the worship of God, prayer,  and dealing with religious...

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