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Expositional Preaching is ‘Empowered Preaching’


Expositional Preaching is 'Empowered Preaching' This week seven members from OBC attended a Charles Simeon Trust workshop at Del Ray Baptist Church in Alexandria, VA. As a preacher unapologetically-committed to expositional preaching, I was deeply encouraged to join many other 'expositors. In the three-day seminar, we walked through preaching from 1 Samuel and 'worked ou...

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A Prayer God Hears (Matthew 7:7


How deep the father's love for us /How vast beyond all measureThat he should give his only Son /To make a wretch his treasure These words by Stuart Townend express in song what Jesus tells us in the Sermon on the Mount, namely that the Father in heaven loves his children and longs for us to come and find our greatest reward in him. Indeed, this is why Jesus Christ came, t...

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A Biblical Theology of the Old Testament: Seven Videos on Location in Iceland


Last weekend, I was in Iceland teaching a biblical theology of the Old Testament. Drawing on The Drama of ScripturebyCraig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen, I sought to explain how the Old Testament is organized around the twin concepts of Kingdom and Covenant. The following videos are put up by Loftstofan Baptistakirkja (Upper Room Baptist Church) and their pastor Gunnar...

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Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself


This past Sunday we continued our consideration of the Sermon on the Mount. Matthew 7:1-6 is a difficult passage and is often quoted and applied out of context. From the whole counsel of God's Word, it is clear that the prohibition in verse 1 does not leave us unable to ever make a judgment or exercise discernment. In fact, many places in Scripture give us explicit instruc...

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The Gospel According to Moses: Three Reasons Why We Should Study Deuteronomy


If you could only take one book of the Bible with you on a deserted island, what would it be? Psalms? The Gospel of John? Hebrews? What about Deuteronomy? Amazingly, when we put that question to the life Jesus, we discover it was the book of Deuteronomy and the Psalms, which Jesus took with him when the Spirit led him into the wilderness. In Matthew 4:111 we find the acco...

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Separation Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-43)


This last Sunday Jeff Dionise preached from Matthew 6:25-43 as Jesus teaches His disciples about anxiety and faith. This passage is a good encouragement to look to our Heavenly Father who provides for His children Listen to the sermon from this last Sunday, and discussion questions are below: Matthew 6:25-3425"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what...

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