May 1st, 2018 marked the one year anniversary of Pastor Jeremiah's time of service here at Centennial Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church. It has been a wonderful time where the Lord has blessed and challenged our church.
Are you familiar with Winnie the Pooh? I am. In fact, aside from God’s Word and an anthology of stories following the life of a young girl named Pinkalicious (you read that right), the many stories of Winnie The Pooh are the books I read the most.
My Church History professor at Erskine Seminary used to begin every semester with John 1:14 (find it above). He would then ask the following question, which side of the horse do you fall off of: grace or truth?
This last Saturday, the men of Centennial gathered for a fellowship breakfast. The food was great and the fellowship was greater! In a roundtable discussion, the men present talked through the strengths and weaknesses of Centennial (and other churches in the area).
This is one of my favorite passages in Scripture. We find it nestled within a chapter describing holy living. Having laid out Jesus Christ’s power (He’s God!), necessity (the Gospel!), and victory (He defeated death!) in the previous two chapters, Paul transitions the reader to some logical conclusions.
This last Sunday, I applied a text from Genesis 46:28-34 in this manner: be schemers for God’s glory. I made the point that God sometimes preserves his people or expands his presence through the “schemes” of godly men and women.
One of the wonderful things about God’s Word is its connection. With the Holy Spirit’s guidance, the Gospel of Jesus Christ (salvation) is revealed to us. Not only that, this same Gospel of Jesus Christ reveals to us a way of life (growth). Here are four passages that are worth connecting. Let’s do it in two parts: content and practice.
Listed above are the three upcoming Bible texts I will be preaching on as we approach Easter Sunday on April 1st. Obviously, it is quite difficult to cover the entirety of the Passion week in only three sermons.