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Words of Hope for Seasons of Distress + Free Registration for Sermon Seminar

Posted by Dr. Stan Reid on February 21, 2017 at 9:30 AM

 

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, for the sake of the promise of life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord (2 Timothy 1:1-2).

The sun broke bright and clear over Washington, D.C. on the morning of January 20, 1961. The ground was covered with eight inches of snow that had fallen the night before. It was bitterly cold, but the day was bathed in a bright aura. The sunlight reflected off the snow and the marble buildings of the nation’s capital. At noon John F. Kennedy took the oath of office and became the 35th president of the United States.

Many questioned Kennedy’s ability to lead the country at such a critical time. The Cold War was heating to a boiling point with the massive buildup of nuclear arsenals. The fact that Kennedy was the youngest president ever elected and the first Catholic to hold the office also contributed to the questions. Knowing that he had been elected by the slimmest of margins in the popular vote meant that his presidency was beginning with the country divided.

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Topics: About Austin Grad, Teaching Moment, Scripture Passage, politics

The Uncommon Truth about Work Today

Posted by Dr. Woody Woodrow on February 16, 2017 at 9:30 AM

When I was in grad school, I preached Sundays at a little church in Truby, Texas. One of my predecessors was one of my professors (i.e., my present teacher John Willis used to preach there) whom a member from those days quoted: “To work, to have, to give.”

In 2 Thessalonians 3, Paul addresses a problem about working—members were acting irresponsibly, failing to work. In his prior letter, Paul had urged the young Christians “to aspire to live quietly, to mind your own affairs, and to work with your own hands, as we charged you; so that you may command the respect of outsiders, and be dependent on no one” (1 Thess. 4:11-12).

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Topics: Scripture Passage, New Testament

Ultimate Breathtaking Vision Of All Things New

Posted by Dr. Jeff Peterson on February 14, 2017 at 9:30 AM

 

No book of the Old Testament was more helpful to the first Christians in comprehending what God had accomplished in Christ than Isaiah.

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Topics: Scripture Passage, Old Testament

How to Embrace God's Judgment

Posted by Scott Elliott on February 9, 2017 at 9:30 AM

David Brooks, a columnist for the New York Times, recently went on the Charlie Rose Show to promote his new book that deals with character and sin. After the show, he received an email from an editor in New York who wrote, “I loved the way you were talking about your book, but I didn’t like the way you used that word sin. It’s a downer. Use the word insensitive instead.” Sadly, this is the world we live in today. We have gone from “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” to “Your Best Life Now.” Sin and judgment are dirty words. 

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Topics: Scripture Passage, New Testament

Help Your Seminary Record the New Timeless CD

Posted by Dr. Mark Shipp on February 7, 2017 at 9:30 AM

After a couple of years hiatus, we will be recording a third Timeless CD at Lone Pine Studios in Orlando, Florida this February. 

The first CD, “Be Still and Know: Psalms of Trust, Comfort, and Hope,” was followed by “Where Are You, Lord? From Lament to Praise in the Psalms.” The third CD will focus on psalms of Torah, wisdom, and creation, including psalms 1, 8, 14, 19, 24, 32, 36, 37, 49, 53, 74, 78, and 112.

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Topics: On-Topic Today, Personal, Old Testament

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