Posts from 2013

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Give Hope

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Growing up in the church, I’ve heard hundreds of times that we should live blameless lives that show people Christ. There is no doubt that living a holy life is both commanded by God, evidence of regeneration and also shows the world that our faith is more than just words. We should, by the power […]

Quick Quote: D. Martin Lloyd-Jones

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In a sermon on the beatitudes (found at the beginning of Matthew 5) Lloyd-Jones says: None of these descriptions refers to what we may call a natural tendency. Each one of them is wholly a disposition which is produced by grace alone and the operation of the Holy Spirit upon us. This quote was taken […]

Difficult Conversations

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Whenever someone tells me that they are about to get married or have recently been married, my response is always the same, “That is so awesome. I just love marriage!” Its true. I love going weddings, I love officiating weddings, I love marriage. However, though I love weddings, I’m not so in love with the […]

James, Patrick & You

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I wonder what would have happened if St. Patrick would have believed in the health and wealth gospel? I wonder if he had of fallen into the trap of seeking “his best life now” over and above seeking The Lord? I wonder if struggle would have been the end, instead of the starting point of […]

I don’t feel like it…

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There are a number of refrains in the church that I hear quite often. One of them is simply, “I don’t feel like it.” “I don’t feel like reading my Bible, because I won’t get anything out of it.” “I don’t feel like going to worship, so I will stay home and be with Jesus […]

The Comparison Game

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Yesterday Pastor Lindsey preached from Daniel 6 – you can listen to it here. One of the biggest take-a-ways that I left with was thinking through the idea of the quality of Daniel’s faith. Lindsey pointed to three aspects of the faith that Daniel had: a costly faith, a constant faith and a solitary faith. Its […]

Habakkuk 1:1-11 – Sermon Follow Up

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This past Sunday we looked at Habakkuk 1:1-11 and how in the midst of struggle within the kingdom of Judah, Habakkuk came to God honestly, looking for answers. Habakkuk asks God, “Where are you and why aren’t you acting, protecting, saving us from impending doom and internal iniquity – why are you silent?” God’s response […]

Renew: Thanksgiving – Sermon Follow Up

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Hello Midtowners… Just wanted to share two resources for you today in regards to our most recent sermon on Thanksgiving: Check out this youtube video of the song, Blessed Be The Name. We sing this song at Midtown and it was the closing song this past week. Take time to reflect on the words and […]

Sermon Notes for 01/20/2013

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Title: Renewal Through Thanksgiving Scripture: Psalm 100 We have a thanksgiving problem. Two extremes: Etiquette & Payback. Three Steps to a Thankful Heart: We realize WHO we are thankful to. Remember – Recognize – Rejoice We realize HOW to express our thanks. We enter as his entourage to bend the knee. We realize WHEN we should we thankful. […]

Renew: Confession – Sermon Follow Up

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This is the 2nd blog post in connection with our January sermon series entitled “Renew.” We are using the “ACTS” acronym as paradigm for making a meaningful connection with God (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication). Last week we looked at the practical ways to make “Adoration” part of your devotional life. This week will look at […]