Elders and Deacons, Word and Deed

church gospel Mar 25, 2019

The heroine of My Fair Lady, Eliza Doolittle, captured the sentiment of most of us when she complained: “Words, words, words—I am so sick of words.  I get words all day through, first from him, now from you.  Is that all you blighters can do?”  She was tired of...

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SF 13- Spiritual freedom = political freedom, too

podcast Mar 21, 2019

It’s easy for us to “spiritualize” verses like Galatians 5:1- “It’s for freedom Christ set us free.”

However, all of these verses are to be lived-out in the present, in this life now. And, far from just giving us spiritual freedom (as incredible as that is),...

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Nouveau Pelagianism

In his Confessions, Augustine (354-430) describes mankind’s universal sinful bent as “concupiscence.” The Greek word epithumia (ἐπιθυμία) occurs 38 times in the New Testament. It describes the utter enfeebling of mankind’s freedom of will...

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SF 12- The perfect spiritual climate for revolution

podcast Mar 14, 2019

 

We’re back with Dr. Grant- from the library, of course.

This talks features a quick word study on “Y’all,” a rabbit trail which was completely unexpected.

That leads to a brief drop into the etymology of words, and that fact that southerners invented...

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Word Play: Cliché

words Mar 11, 2019

Clichés are by definition stock phrases or expressions that have become hackneyed, trite, or banal by overuse. They are worn-out platitudes, maxims, or truisms. They are tired and predictable declarations of self-evident truths. Clichés are, to use a cliché, old chestnuts....

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SF 11- The Gospel Story (App)

gospel history podcast Mar 07, 2019

We’re back with Ernie & Andy WITHOUT Dr. Grant for one more episode. In this talk we discuss this past summer’s trip to Scotland, which was part of the Gospel Story project.

This was a trip that Ernie headed, Dr. Grant helped host, and about 20 others (film crews, travelers)...

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Taking Every Thought Captive

We ought to bring our minds free, unbiased, and teachable, to learn our religion from the Word of God.” Isaac Watts

One of the basic demands of Christian discipleship, of following Jesus Christ, is to change our way of thinking. 

  • We are to “take captive every thought...
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SF 10- Ernie Talks About George

In this episode of the StandFast cast Ernie Yarbrough- who’s interviewed Dr. Grant before on the show- talks with Andy about his own journey into the wonderful world of Dr. Grant…

You’ll learn about the power of relationships, how most our highs and lows in life can be linked...

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Heed the Call

He didn’t really tell me anything I didn’t already know.  Nevertheless, his counsel proved to be invaluable.  He somehow was able to wrench my indecision and uncertainty out of the realm of the individual and the subjective and into the much surer and securer realm of the...

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SF 09- Six Things Your Church Can Do to End Poverty

In this episode we outline six things your church can do to end poverty.

1. Develop a robust deacons ministry

Elders work with words, deacons work with their hands. We need to keep the two unconfused, and make sure we do both. Notably, this ministry should begin on a very practical level "in...

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