Why then the law?

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“Why then the law?” (Galatians 3:19a ESV). “Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully” (1 Timothy 1:8 ESV). Last week, we started a new sermon series through Paul’s first epistle to Timothy. We encountered a phrase in 1 Timothy 1:8 about the “lawful” use of the law. Apparently, the… Read more »

What informs our sermon planning?

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“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete,equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV). Have you ever wondered what informs our sermon planning? For instance, we’re beginning an eight-week sermon series through the book of 1… Read more »

Experiencing God’s encouragement

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“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NLT). “Don’t waste your pain, let God heal it, recycle it, utilize it and use it to… Read more »