Freebie # 86-Dave Yauk: Environment Shapes Expectation
Jan06
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 4
Jan01

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 4

A First WarningThe author pauses his discussion on Jesus’ superiority over the angels and gives his readers their first warning. (Here, we also see the first instance of toggling between exposition and exhortation). The logic of the first warning is a bit twisty at first glance, but some background will clarify the author’s reasoning. The law that God gave Moses in the Old Testament is oftentimes referred to as the Mosaic Law, or...

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Freebie # 85-Dave Yauk: What do you wanna BE when you grow up?
Dec30
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 3
Dec25

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 3

The Angel’s Moment in the SunThis Jesus, through whom God has now spoken, is supreme. His preeminence is seen first in comparison to the angels. Yes, angels are glorious beings, but Jesus is more glorious. The author gives three pairs of Old Testament quotations to emphasize the expansive gulf existing between the eternal Son of God and these heavenly servants.Angels, they may be on high,Sweetly singing o’er the plains,But the...

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Freebie # 84-Dave Yauk: Christian People Not Christian Art
Dec23
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 2
Dec18

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 2

Heaven and EarthThe letter opens with a bang! Unlike other New Testament epistles, there is no salutation or greeting. The author launches straight into a proclamation about Jesus, whose words of salvation are better than those of prophets of old. In former days (“long ago”), God spoke to his people in a variety of ways (think human prophets, a burning bush, the mouth of a donkey). But now, “in these last days,” God has given us a far...

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Freebie # 83-Dave Yauk: How does the Christian turn information into transformation?
Dec16
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 1
Dec11

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 1

The Book of Hebrews The Book of Hebrews can oftentimes seem intimidating. The unusual structure of the letter, coupled with the large amount of Old Testament references and priestly language, can make some 21st-century heads start to spin. But once you understand the basics of the form and the overall content, you’ll find Hebrews to be a straightforward (and very rewarding) book of the Bible. The purpose of the letter is to instruct...

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Freebie # 82-Dave Yauk: We Need Better Storytellers
Dec09
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Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 4
Dec04

Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 4

Read this passage, and think about how Jesus has given up everything so he can get to you. Song Lyrics to Ponder:  Can’t you feel him in the room, all he wants is you … *For further reading in the Bible: Luke 15:1 –...

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Freebie # 81-Dave Yauk: Why do we Contemplate Creativity
Dec02
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Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 3
Nov27

Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 3

Today, read the passage and think about how Jesus finds joy in revealing himself to the people he loves. Song Lyrics to Ponder: I’m so sorry for all the wrongsWe’re broken singers with broken songsWe paint our pride and call it truthI’m sorry no one explained Jesus to you … *For further reading in the Bible: John 4:1 –...

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Freebie # 80-Dave Yauk: Caricatures of a Disciple
Nov25
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Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 2
Nov20

Explaining Jesus: A Study Based on New Album by Jordan Searcy-Day 2

Today, read through the passage and see how Jesus joyfully pursues those who deserve his love the least. Song Lyrics to Ponder: … if you’ve heard a knock at your front door, but all that you found on the porchis a pastor that just wanted to be right … … if you really want to pray to Jesus, but you’re never sure he’s listeningcause who could forgive what you did last night … I’m so sorry for what you’ve...

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Freebie # 79-Dave Yauk: Every Issue is a Worship Issue
Nov18
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Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 3
Nov06

Honoring Christ In Our Preaching-Day 3

How to Learn, Not What To Think … The most important thing we can learn to do, is to preach the Truth to ourselves. In my 18 years of teaching, I’ve seen educator after educator, and preacher after preacher assume that their audience knows the Word because they teach it to them. In my experience, it’s exactly the opposite. People don’t know how to learn,  from our methods, only what to think. We...

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