Author: Drew Cox

Seven Questions About Books, Life, and Ministry with Drew Cox

Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.) My name is Drew Cox. I am grateful for the privilege to be married to my wonderful bride, Tyra. We have been married for three years and four months now. This past July we moved from Louisville, KY where I was attending Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to Russellville, AR where I now serve as a Pastoral Assistant while also being responsible for teaching youth and college students. My two greatest joys in life come from living life alongside my wife...

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Covenanted Together: How the Body of Christ Interacts with One Another

Take a moment to think about your most recent interactions with your brothers and sisters in Christ, specifically those who are your fellow church members. What are they like? Do you talk about sports, the weather, the latest political news? Was it a sort of “Hey, how are you?” “Good, how are you? ” surface level conversation? None of these interactions are bad per se; however, when we covenanted together with a local body of believers, we are covenanted with them to do something specific. When it comes to considering how to interact with church members two components are...

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Thanks Be to God for Building Healthy Churches

If someone were to ask how you characterize a healthy church, what specifics would you mention? Or perhaps a fill in the blank question would do: “Seeing _____________ in the local church would give me the impression that this is a healthy church.” Would you say the right programs, convenient service times, enough children’s programs, talented musicians with contemporary music, or the best technology around? I’m not saying these are all wrong, but these are some of the current trends taking place, and I think we would do well to examine Scripture closer and see what the Lord has...

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CHRIST CUT NO CORNERS

I have read about the temptation of Jesus numerous times in Matthew’s Gospel account; however, I have missed something critical every time. That is until this past time when the Lord gracious revealed this truth to me. In Matthew 4:8-9, Satan takes Jesus to the top of a very high mountain and shows Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. Satan has the audacity to tell Jesus that he will give it all to Him if He bows down to Satan. As I read this, the Spirit was reminding me that Jesus is preeminent and all things are His (Colossians...

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