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April 2013

How my preaching of the Old Testament has changed

 Oh how I can resonate with the following quote: When I first started preaching 14 years ago, most of my sermons showed a severe disregard for the Old Testament. And even when I crafted a message from one of those books, I was not trying to see the passage post-Easter. I handled the Old Testament as if Jesus hadn’t come.Don’t read the Old Testament pretending Jesus didn’t happen. After Jesus died and rose from the dead, his disciples saw the ancient promises differently. Those promises were no longer suspended in mid-air but became yes in Jesus. The types had found their antitype,

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Amazon.com: The Truth of the Cross eBook: R C Sproul: Kindle Store

The Truth of the Cross Reformation Trust is giving away the eBook edition of R.C. Sproul’s The Truth of the Cross.  This book is a reminder that the atonement of Christ is an absolutely essential doctrine of the Christian faith, one that should be studied and understood by all believers. “R.C. Sproul blows the fog away in this wonderfully clear, theologically profound, and pastorally rich work. Learn afresh or anew what God has accomplished in the cross, so that you will boast only in the cross of Jesus Christ.” —Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, ProfessorThe Southern Baptist Theological Seminary All download options: The Truth of the Cross (ePub) The Truth of the

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Good Article: Molinism 101

“In recent months and years, an old controversy about the nature of God’s knowledge has been re-ignited in certain Christian circles. The doctrine at the center of this controversy is called “middle knowledge” (also known as Molinism). In an effort to better understand the issues at stake, I found the following introduction to the subject by Dr. Paul Helm very helpful. Read more about this at: Molinism 101 by Paul Helm see also www.disciplemaking.net

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A faithful minister will always exalt Christ

A faithful minister will always exalt Christ. We read that when John saw the state of mind in which his hearers were, he told them of a coming One far mightier than himself. He refused the honor which he saw the people ready to give him, and referred them to Him who had the “winnowing fork in his hand,”–the Lamb of God, the Messiah. Conduct like this will always be the characteristic of a true “man of God.” He will never allow anything to be credited to him, or his office, which belongs to his divine Master. He will say

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Ways to Change to reach Your Community

Focus on what your church does well.   Add a worship service. Plant a church.  Reinvent your Congregation. Read more at: 4 Options When Your Church Doesn’t Match the Community: see also www.disciplemaking.net

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Resurrection Books

Here are a couple of books on the Resurrection of Christ:  Who Moved the Stone?: A Skeptic Looks at the Death and Resurrection of Christ by Frank Morrison The New Evidence That Demands A Verdict Fully Updated To Answer The Questions Challenging Christians TodayBy Josh McDowell The Resurrection of the Son of God (Christian Origins and the Question of God, Vol. 3)By N. T. Wright see also www.disciplemaking.net

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Seeing Affliction in the Right Light

The Lord afflicts us at times; but it is always a thousand times less than we deserve, and much less than many of our fellow-creatures are suffering around us. Let us therefore pray for grace to be humble, thankful, and patient.–John NewtonAffliction and suffering have been appointed by God as instruments He uses to make us more holy, to make us more like Jesus. They remind us that we are weak and we must rely not on ourselves, but on Jesus. They remind us that this world is not our home but that we are only passing through toward our

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Dealing with Conflict

Todd Roads reported  that “According to a study by FaithCommunities, 75% of churches report that they are experiencing some kind of conflict in the past five year’s time.  And 25% report their current conflict as ‘serious’.”  Here are the sources of conflict:  Does this sound about right to you?   Has your church experiences ‘serious’ conflict in the past five years?” see also www.disciplemaking.net

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Glenn Leatherman

I am first of all a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ. I affirm Evangelical Christian beliefs as well as  Gospel driven in philosophy of ministry. I am married to Ann and am raising 2 wonderful boys – Jonathan and Andrew. My purpose is to build disciplemaking disciples that are becoming fishers of men in fully displaying of God’s Glory in all things. Learn more

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