Freebie #23-Rob Frazier: Create Culture, Don’t Copy It
Oct08
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Honoring Christ In Hymnody-Day 1
Oct03

Honoring Christ In Hymnody-Day 1

My good friend Lester Ruth is a super nerd. As a super nerd, he dissected the language of our Christian Music’s Top 40 list over the last 50 years, and compared it to the language of the hymns of our faith over the last 4,000 years. He found many striking and almost sickening realities, but I will share just a few that may help us in our study here. First, he found that Trinitarian language has all but disappeared from our TOP 40...

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Freebie #22-Rob Frazier: Pastoring The Creative
Oct01
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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 6
Sep26

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 6

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 5
Sep19

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 5

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 4
Sep12

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 4

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 3
Sep05

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 3

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 2
Aug29

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 2

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 1
Aug22

Honoring Christ In The Psalms-Day 1

Our Jesus, experienced the full spectrum of human experience and emotion while on earth. If we are to truly become “Christ-like,” we too are going to have to be equipped for all that life may bring. I believe it is the Psalms that prepare us with such a “strength of soul.” Each day in this study, we will ask you to explore a particular genre of poetic writing in the Psalms. We will ask for you to fellowship with the Lord in prayer...

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Freebie #16-Dr. Dave Yauk: A Philosophy of Creativity
Aug20
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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 7
Aug15

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 7

Meals as Mission In the first three centuries, largely up until the time that Constantine politicalized Christianity as the state religion, the whole of the Christian worship service (the gathering) was referred to as “the Lord’s Supper.” It wasn’t a wafer and a sip from a plastic throwaway cup that was in Paul’s mind in 1 Corinthians 10:17–34, when he spoke of the Supper. The context of Paul’s argument in 1 Corinthians clearly is...

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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 6
Aug08

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 6

Meals as Church Planting Movements In response to Peter’s Pentecost sermon, over 3,000 people were added to the church and immediately, we see the church begin to organize. Pay attention. Do they organize into buildings? Do they form doctrinal statements? Did they immediately raise money or start a campaign? Read the account in Acts: And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of...

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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 5
Aug01

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 5

Meals as the Visual Kingdom In Luke’s account of the Last Supper, he refers to two distinct cups that are used, a detail that is unique to him. We know that the tradition of the Jews was to take 4 cups at the Passover: one for blessing, one for explanation of meal’s meaning, one for the meal proper, and one for the conclusion. But why two cups here? Jesus stands before His disciples and paints a new kingdom inaugurated by a raised...

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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 4
Jul25

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 4

Meals as a Model for Ministry Theologians have noted in Luke’s Gospel that there is not a moment where Jesus is not going to, at a, or coming from a meal. The sinners who knew Jesus, met Him as a “friend of sinners” at meals, and Jesus’ enemies were always at odds over the fact that He kept eating with sinners. The famous historian and doctor Luke keeps alive the rhythm of meals and their symbol as blessing or curse. Jesus used meals...

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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 3
Jul18

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 3

Blessing and Cursing In Luke 14:15–24 Jesus describes a banquet scene. In the parable, a man goes out and invites many guests to his feast, but they all decline the invitation, citing a variety of excuses, but the main reason being that they are too busy. When word of their declined RSVP reaches the man’s ears through his servant, he becomes angry. In response, he commissions his servant to go out and invite the poor, the crippled,...

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Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 2
Jul11

Honoring Christ in The Meal- Day 2

Meals as Historical Turning Points Let’s give a short synopsis of how Scripture’s storyline and historical turning points are built around meals: God’s blessing began in the garden with a meal (Gen. 1:29). God gave Adam and Eve a choice to eat of blessing or curse, symbolized in the Tree of Life and Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The curse, fall of mankind, and Satan’s temptation happened over a meal (Gen. 2:16–17). The first...

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