The Franklin Statement: A Biblical View of Covenant Marriage, Love, and Sexuality

culture family marriage Apr 29, 2019

It is God who has established, sanctified, and ordained Covenant Marriage (Genesis 2:18-25). Therefore, all things governing its definition, initiation, nature, purpose, sanctity, recognition, and perpetuation must be determined by His Word and by His Word alone (Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32).

Jesus...

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SF 18- And That Was Just the Beginning (Mark series #2)

podcast Apr 25, 2019

 

In talk #2 from the Gospel of Mark we move straight into chapter 1. We find out immediately (immediately being a work Mark uses a lot), that there are a few important themes emerging.

First, Mark writes about “the beginning of the Gospel of Jesus.”

Dr. Grant reminds us that...

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The Church Plant that Eats Together Stays Together

There is nothing quite as effective in ministry as fellowship around the table.

In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, nurturing genuine covenant community is no easy task.  Missional and relational rootedness requires deliberateness and intentionality.  It can be hard and messy...

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SF 17- Mark: A Man of Flimsy Faith Who Learned to StandFast (Mark series #1)

In the ancient world, authors often wrote themselves into stories. They didn’t necessarily tell you they were making a cameo, but they were there. “Insiders” who knew the author well would see the tell-tale signs and realize what was happening.

Turns out, Mark came from a...

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Endurance: From Beginning to End

The race really does go to the tortoise and not the hare.  It is perseverance that ultimately will win the prize, not knowledge, not talent, and not connections.  It is that undying tenacity that sets itself on the end, that finishes the race, that completes the task, and that fulfills...

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SF 16- The Man We Weren't Supposed to Know About (Bunyan)

podcast Apr 11, 2019

John Bunyan is a man you and I weren’t every supposed to hear about. In fact, the people who imprisoned him for the better part of 17 years declared that his name should forever perish.

Ironically, that statement is engraved in stone- and we have no idea of the name of the man who made the...

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Word Play: Doxology

words Apr 08, 2019

A doxology is a short chorus of praise to the Lord, often sung as a stand-alone piece or as a coda at the conclusion of psalms, hymns, or canticles. The word comes from the Greek doxa, meaning, “appearance” or “glory,” and logia, meaning, “study” or...

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SF 15- The Great Awakening, part 2- Jonathan Edwards

podcast Apr 04, 2019

In this talk we continue the discuss on The Great Awakening, focusing on America’s premier theologian, Jonathan Edwards (JE). In many ways, this man was George Whitefield’s (GW) exact opposite…

Whereas GW was a gifted orator; JE trembled and shook as he read his manuscripts.

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Doing Right

According to James Longstreet, “Error lives but a day.  Truth is eternal.”  The truth will prevail.  Right will endure.  Integrity will triumph in the end.  Justice and virtue are able to withstand every charge.  Such things are sufficient unto...

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SF 14- The Great Awakening, part 1- George Whitefield

Uncategorized Mar 28, 2019

 Before the Great Awakening, the colonies were really disconnected entities. Remember, the notion of a nation-state was a relatively new phenomenon.

The Great Awakening became important for a few reasons.

First, the prosperity experienced in the New World became a double-edged sword. It was...

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