For Christian parents one of the most important tasks in shepherding your child’s affections is teaching them to treasure the Scriptures. Fostering in them a love for reading the Word of God is foundational to their understanding of the Christian faith. Because of the multiplicity of options out there it’s easy to take the task
Are you single? Married? Looking? Have you searched for meaning in sex and come up empty? The Christian faith has something to say to you. (Teaching from 1 Corinthians 7. Antioch Community Church. Minneapolis, MN. 2017)
The key to this passage in Mark lies in the statement from the author, “It was not the season for figs,” signaling to the reader that something is up with the stories that are nestled together within this chapter. If it wasn’t the season for figs why is Jesus cursing the tree? Could it be
Sin is not something outside of you that needs to be cleaned off of you, but rather, something inside of you that needs to be cleaned out of you. Teaching from the Gospel of Mark chapter 7, Redeemer Bible Church, Minnetonka, MN. 2015.
A sermon preached at Redeemer Bible Church in August 2014 from John 4.
Teaching from Mark’s Gospel in chapter 3 at Redeemer Bible Church, Minnetonka, MN
Have you ever read a book on preaching that made you think, “Wow, if I preached like this dude writes, all my listeners would be asleep within 5 minutes.” If not, I’m here to tell you that those books are plentiful. But the book I am about to recommend is the total opposite of that.
Do you ever have those days where you just feel so close to God? Like his very presence is all around you and you are actually his friend? I love those days. But sometimes, I don’t have those days. Like today. Today, God feels like a distant memory or a fable or an angry Father.
Have you heard? If you’re a Harry fan then you probably already have by now. JK Rowling has released a new short story about an older, more mature, Harry Potter. Harry, now in his 30’s looks a little different, with gray hair starting to speckle his scalp. Ron doesn’t appear to be aging well either,