Pastors' Blog

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Category: Sanctification

Much has been written in recent days about hurricanes Harvey and Irma. An article that especially caught my eye sought to look at them through the lens of Scripture. Here’s an excerpt:

“Hurricanes are warnings to us of the eternal judgment yet to come. They are like warning shots fired across the bow of ships that are sailing in rebellion to God. They are calls to repentance—to turn away from our sin to return to our Creator by trusting His Son, the Lord Jesus, for salvation. . . These storms, together with every other tragedy in life, are calls to repent of sin and trust the Lord Jesus. May the Lord give us ears to hear this message. And may He enable us to help others recognize what He is saying as we let His Word interpret His providence.”

I commend the entire article to you:

http://founders.org/2017/09/06/what-is-god-saying-to-us/

Pastor Greg

Recently, I subscribed to Paul David Tripp’s “Wednesday’s Word.” Honestly, I don’t always get around to reading it (I suspect, like many of you, I have too much email and some things don’t make the cut.). But I did read today’s edition, I was encouraged by it, and thought others might be too. So, here’s today’s “Wednesday’s Word.” If you like it, you might want to subscribe and follow it yourself.

Blessings,

Pastor Dave

http://www.paultripp.com/wednesdays-word... Read More

I was asked to share the blog post referenced at the beginning of Sunday’s sermon. In it the author traces a number of images Scripture provides that describe what God does with the sin of his children. I pray that it is an encouragement to you!

http://www.challies.com/articles/what-god-does-with-your-sin

Blessings,

Pastor Greg

As I’ve observed, many seminary students and other brothers aspiring to pastoral ministry are always on the lookout for opportunities to serve in the church. Regrettably, I think sometimes we have our sights set on only one type of service—public teaching. Of course, nothing is necessarily wrong with desiring to exercise your gifts, putting them under the evaluation of the church, and cultivating pastoral skills for future ministry. The problem is that many aspiring pastors fall into the trap... Read More