Author Archives: PS

Youth Discipleship Podcast Ideas

Discipling youth is challenging. With the constant distraction of flashing screens, their attention spans are short and desire to engage in conversations about God limited. The time you have with them in a car commuting to and from activities can … Continue reading

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If God Is…

If He (God) is good, and infinitely good, there is all the reason in the world that you should love Him; and there is no show of reason that you should love the world or sin before him. If He … Continue reading

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The Only Three Questions that Matter

There are only three questions in life that matter.  First, is Jesus God? Second, did Jesus rise from the dead (in body)?  Third, is the Bible the revelation of God?  If the answer to any of these questions is ‘no’, … Continue reading

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Consumers or Glorifiers

One word frequently used to describe us as a group of people from an economic perspective is consumers.  We consume food, drinks, cars, movies, clothes and a myriad of other things.  The word is used so frequently that it makes … Continue reading

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Movies that Teach Christian History

Those who cannon remember the past are condemned to repeat it – George Santayana With all that’s going in on the present, it’s easy to never look in the past and learn from history. Most children don’t know the sacrifice … Continue reading

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Free Advent Devotional

John Piper’s 25 reflections on advent entitled The Dawning of Indestructible Joy is available for free at Desiring God. Reposted from its site: Advent is for adoring Jesus. The Christmas season is one of the busiest times of the year. … Continue reading

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All-time Favorite Articles

There are a few articles that I return to repeatedly because of the unique insight they provide on difficult issues.  The links are provided below: Justin Taylor describes levels of doctrine to help us prioritize those issues that really matter … Continue reading

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Impactful Christian Book Chapters

John Piper wrote, “It is sentences that change my life, not books.”  This may be true, but elaboration on those sentences is what really reinforces the point.  Clearly some ideas are worth dwelling over more than others, but sometimes we … Continue reading

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Communion and the New Covenant

Introduction Take yourself back 2,000 years to Jesus’ time.  It’s Thursday, April 2, 33 A.D.  Jesus is about 36 years old.  He’s been traveling with His disciplines for three-and-a-half years teaching the Jewish people about the kingdom of God.  On … Continue reading

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Redeeming the Time in Isolation

With the outbreak of the corona-virus, we find ourselves in a new and unusual situation; something out of a movie script like Outbreak.  Our lives have ground to a halt as we become isolated from the rest of neighborhood, community … Continue reading

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