Showing posts from July, 2020

Second Clock: Living in Light of the Fast Approaching End - 1 Peter 4:7-11 (Sermon)

WELCOME Hi, my name is pastor Rob. It is excellent to worship you this morning. Time is important. Isn’t it? Over the years, I have coached soccer and little league. I get into it, ask my wife, especially at the end of the game. I am getting better. This COVID thing makes it easier. I ramp up at that last inning or the fourth quarter or the end of the second half. Time is critical. The same is true in life. If we know we only have limited time, we make every second count. TEXT As a church, we are working through 1 Peter. Peter is near the end. Like a good coach, he puts his thoughts into perspective writing, the “End of all things is at hand. He is not writing about his letter or their life per se. He is getting at something more relevant and extraordinary. The Bible predicts a cataclysmic unraveling of things that will culminate at an unknown hour with Jesus coming back to judge the living and the dead. That reality is like a shot clock counting down. I could say more and will. Yet,…

Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength by J.I. Packer (Free)

Crossway just announced they are giving away free Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength by J.I. PackerFrom the publisher: For Christians, weakness should be a way of life. Yet most of us try desperately to be sufficient on our own, and we resent our limitations and our needs.
Renowned theologian and Bible teacher J. I. Packer reflects on his experience of weakness—having been hit by a truck at a young age and now facing the realities of aging—in order to teach us the importance of embracing our own frailty, and also to help us look to Christ for strength, affirmation, and contentment. Find here a path from discouragement to freedom in light of our all-sufficient God. Get your copy HERE!

Yes, No, and Maybe: Living with the God of Immeasurably More by Wendy Pope (Free)

Faith Life is giving away the book Yes, No, and Maybe: Living with the God of Immeasurably Moreby Wendy Pope Free this month From the publisher:Family. Home. Work. Church. It’s good, but is it as good as it gets? Find more at the intersection of God’s Word and our obedience to it. For many women, life can be full with family needs, home duties, work obligations, and church service. Does it feel like you’re doing everything you should be doing, yet something’s still missing? Does it feel like there should be more? In Yes, No, & Maybe, Proverbs 31 speaker and author Wendy Pope shares how women can find the God of “immeasurably more” at the intersection of the Bible and their obedience to it. Through reading this book, women will Hear truths from God about what’s missing in their lives, even if they are tough messages  Learn how to trust God to reveal what’s missing in their lives Develop the discipline to be close to God and hear His guidance As a Bible study teacher, Wendy will walk women …