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Raised with Christ (pt. 2): The Unfolding Reign of Christ’s Resurrection

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First Corinthians 15 is one giant meditation on Christ’s glorious resurrection. Verses 1–11 speak of the resurrection’s centrality in the gospel; verses 12–19 explain the necessity of the resurrection; and now in verses 20–34 we find how the resurrection of Christ applies to us. In what follows you can find discussion questions about Sunday&r...

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Reading and Inhabiting the Drama of Scripture

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For the first few years of my Christian life Our Daily Bread served as a vital part of my personal devotions. Each month or two, I’d pick up the short devotional in the church foyer, and each day I’d read it with accompanying Scripture references. About the same time, I began memorizing Bible verses. Behind my desk today is an index box full of the Scriptures I...

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The Bread and the Cup

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A Lord's Table meditation....

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Sufficient to Counsel

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This past Sunday I preached from Psalm 55 a sermon entitled “Sufficient to Counsel.” We examined Psalm 55 as a case study for how David called upon God, petitioned him, and expected him to act because of God’s nature and character. David cried out of the extreme anguish of betrayal by a close friend – one with whom he used to enjoy close fellowship ...

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April 2017 Shepherd's Letter

Shepherd's Letter

The April 2017 Shepherd's Letter of Occoquan Bible Church....

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Discipleship in a Digital Age

From Abraham to Abraham Lincoln, the speed of the world didn’t change all that much. From the agrarian lifestyle of the Patriarch to the rural farms of North America, among which Lincoln grew up, the speed of news typically traveled at the pace of a horse. In this historical setting, the famed presidential debates between Lincoln and Douglas lasted for hours at a tim...

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Resurrecting the Gospel: Its Frame, Focus, and Friendship (1 Corinthians 15:1

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What is better than preaching the gospel on Resurrection Sunday? In a word—not much. Yesterday our church gathered to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and we considered the opening eleven verses of Paul’s explanation of Christ’s resurrection which center on the gospel. In those verses (1 Corinthians 15:1–11), Paul unpacks what Christ&rsq...

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This is the Day That the Lord Has Made

This is the Day That the Lord Has Made

  This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalm 118:24 – Like many, I learned this verse not from reading it in the Bible but singing it in church. Les Garrett’s chorus, “This is the Day,” is a popular praise song that sets this verse to music. My wife and I have taught this song to our kids, and it i...

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No Other Gospel: Reflections from The Gospel Coalition

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For three days this week, ten of us from Occoquan Bible Church traveled to Indianapolis to join 8,500 other followers of Christ at The Gospel Coalition’s bi-annual gathering. This year we celebrated the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and its recovery of the gospel. The theme of this week’s conference was “No Other Gospel” and in les...

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March 2017 Shepherd's Letter

Shepherd's Letter

March 2017 Shepherd's Letter for Occoquan Bible Church....

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