Posts from May 2014

Sermon: The Rich Young Ruler

Note: going forward I plan to gear these sermon resources posts toward Community Group discussions. The traditional reading of the passage sees here a flattering, self-righteous man whose god is his money and whose moral behavior is a self-deluded attempt to work his way into heaven. In Sunday’s sermon, I provided an alternative interpretation, but…

Sermon: Divorce and Remarriage

Back in 1992 the PCA convened a committee to study the matter of divorce and remarriage and provide advice to the denomination. The material is a bit dated by now, and the report is rather lengthy. Nevertheless, the study paper they produced is an excellent resource. The writer whom I came across that seemed to have the…

Monday Morning Amusement

Heard in the first and second grade Sunday School class last week: “Does anyone know the name that God gave to Moses to tell to the people of Israel when they asked for it?” An arm shot up above a sea of bewildered looks. “Oooh, oooh, me, I know. It was…Yah-hoo.” So very close.  

Taking God At His Word

Kevin DeYoung’s latest book Taking God At His Word is a solid-but-not-spectacular introduction to the doctrine of scripture. For a fuller treatment, consider picking up John Frame’s tome The Doctrine of the Word of God. But at a condensed 127 pages, DeYoung’s book is a succinct starter for those interested in discovering (per the subtitle) “why the Bible is…