Scripture Memorization

by T. Caleb Dye In Psalm 119:15-16, the psalmist says, “I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.  I will delight in your statutes; I will not forget your words.”  This past spring, I finished reading through the Bible for the fourth time, and although I am continuing to read through the Bible, I decided that I wanted to do something different to help me get deeper into God’s Word.  I thought about reading a few different commentaries, but after discussing with some friends I decided that Scripture memorization would be something that would not […]

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Acts of the Risen Lord Review

Pastor Mitch has recently published a book review of Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus by Alan Thompson. This book is part of the New Studies in Biblical Theology series and covers the book of Acts. Since we are currently going through Acts in the Aletheia Sunday School class, it’d be good for us to read the review (especially if you have any part in teaching the class). Here’s the review: http://www.booksataglance.com/book-reviews/acts-risen-lord-jesus-lukes-account-gods-unfolding-plan-alan-j-thompson/

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Biblical Counseling

by J. T. Hall The preaching and teaching of the Scriptures is crucial to the health of the local church. When writing to the young pastor Timothy, Paul charged him to “Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by doing so you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (1 Tim. 4:16). However, truth merely communicated is not enough; it must be applied. Just as a newly awoken man is foolish to look at himself in a mirror and walk away without fixing the hair that is out of place, so it is […]

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The Undefeatable Gospel in the Book of Acts

  • By Daniel Scheiderer
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  • July 21, 2017

By Dalton Teal The message of the book of Acts is one that brings great encouragement to all believers. Luke wrote the book of Acts as a continuation of his Gospel, and in it he describes the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Acts begins with Jesus stating that His apostles would receive power through the coming Holy Spirit and they will take His gospel to Judea, Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Throughout the next twenty-seven chapters Luke will not only show the great challenges the gospel faced but will also show that the gospel is […]

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“This Father’s Prayer for Grace”

In the amazing kindness of the Lord, today my wife Stacie and I rejoiced at the birth of our fourth son, Grayson Mitchell Chase. He was 7 pounds 15 ounces, 20 inches long, and arrived at 5:44 pm in Louisville, Kentucky, at Norton Suburban Hospital. Here is a poetic reflection and prayer on the day […]

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“This Temple Will Be Raised” – A Good Friday Poem

The people of Israel were familiar with a temple being destroyed and rebuilt. When Jesus tells the people in John 2:19, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up,” the disciples later realized he was speaking about his body as a temple that would be destroyed and raised. Here is a Good Friday […]

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Seven Scenes of Joseph Weeping

The stories in Genesis 37-50 report the trials and vindication of Joseph. The chapters are full of moving accounts for the reader, and characters inside the events are moved as well. Jeremiah may be the weeping prophet, but Joseph is the weeping ruler. In multiple scenes he weeps both privately and openly: 42:24; 43:30; 45:2; […]

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History and Layout of the Bible

This was a lot of information, both in class and in this post. The hope is that this blog post will supplement what was taught in class. If you missed this first week’s lesson, and you would like to come for the next three, feel free to attend. If you’d like to show up a half hour early (9:30), we can work through what you missed the first week. Feel free to ask questions!

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So You’re a Baptist; But Are You Also a Methodist?

The Church of England in the 18th century had lost much of the spiritual vitality it had possessed in the 16th & 17th centuries. The Puritans had been expelled from the Church in 1662 due to the Act of Uniformity issued by Charles II, and many of the spiritually devote High Churchmen had been forced out in 1688 for refusing to swear allegiance to William and Mary. The resultant state of the church was anything worthy of spiritual commendation. Rationalism, deism, heresy, and skepticism characterized many of the clergyman who remained in the National Church. Certainly those who doubted the […]

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A Letter of Comfort to a Widower: An Example of Pastoral Care from John Berridge (1716-1793)

One of the most difficult tasks given to pastors is the care of those who are dealing with the loss of a loved one. Pastors are expected simultaneously to provide comfort to the grieving and reminders of Christian truth, all with a spirit of compassion. In the course of my dissertation reading on eighteenth and nineteenth century evangelicalism,  I have read a number of letters written by evangelical ministers to people who had lost loved ones. Some of these letters come across to my modern ears as harsh and unsympathetic (perhaps they were not taken this way at that time), […]

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