Dean Bertsch Missions

Dean Bertch – June 20, 2016

Hi Everyone. One of our missionaries and a good friend, A.J. Gibson, sent out a prayer request a few minutes ago. AJ and his family serve in Oaxaca, Mexico. I wanted to pass along some of the information because I’m confident that many of you are folks who will pray.

The Bible: Studies by David Frampton

A Place for You (Again)

The local church is a spiritual body, and it only develops as the parts of the body enjoy spiritual fellowship with each other. Local institutional churches grow for many reasons: a good location, enthusiastic inviters, an upbeat, contemporary music program, a watered down message that offends no one, or they grow for the fact of being large enough so that those attending can do nothing but attend and enjoy the big crowd…

Books at a Glance weekly recap

Books at a Glance – June 18, 2016

This week we interviewed Benjamin L. Gladd and Matthew S. Harmon on their new book which explores how an inaugurated eschatology should influence the Christian’s everyday experience. We also summarized Andreas Köstenberger and Michael Kruger on their important book The Heresy of Orthodoxy. – Much more than a book review service, we summarize the contents and thought of each book, so that you can digest a book in minutes.

2 Corinthians with Andy Murray

Old and New

This section is packed with riches, but it hangs together in Paul’s thinking. We will be in these verses for a few weeks, but what Paul is doing here in this rich passage is contrasting the glory of what we now have in Christ in the New Covenant with what came before in the Old Covenant. And the reason he is doing this is because the Corinthian believers were being tempted to go back. They were…

A. Ward Brandenstein

Walk In The Spirit: Headship (III)

The power that Paul saw in the preaching of the gospel is evidently centered on the emphasis that we see in Acts 17. Note that earlier in our consideration, it was emphasized that the messages of Peter and the early believers were to present Jesus as the Christ who was promised in the Old Testament. Now we see that Paul is using the truth of Christ’s resurrection as the final weight of evidence that Jesus is the Son of God.

Peter is a Bible teacher and ministry trainer, based in southern England. His main ministry is as co-director and mentor of Cor Deo, a full-time mentored study and ministry training program.

Sowing to the Spirit

In Galatians, Paul makes several reference to living by the Spirit, walking in step with the Spirit, being led by the Spirit, and sowing to the Spirit. What does this look like in everyday life? It seems to me that the Spirit tends to suffer on both sides of the church today. On the one side He is often neglected and treated merely as an orthodox truth to affirm. On the other side He is…

Books At A Glance Weekly

Books at a Glance – June 12, 2016

Lots of good content to check out, including a review of Denny Burk and Heath Lambert’s Transforming Homosexuality; an interview with Scott Christensen in which he tackles issues like God’s sovereignty, free will, and human responsibility; and a summary of Abraham Kuyper’s classic work Lectures on Calvinism. – Much more than a book review service, we summarize the contents and thought of each book, so that you can digest a book in minutes.

The Bible: Studies by David Frampton

A Place for You

In this article I want to build on some teachings about the Christian and the church that we all (should) know. But in writing to such a broad audience, it is impossible to know where you are in your spiritual growth in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord (2 Peter 3:18). But I hope you know the following…

new covenant people of God

Who Are God’s New Covenant People?

Though it is far from a finished outline. It was created for the sole purpose of demonstrating that God’s word clearly teaches that there is but one people of God in Christ in the New Covenant age of the Spirit. Paul wrote; “This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with (believing) Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus.”

2 Corinthians with Andy Murray

Living Letters

I think sometimes (or perhaps most times?) we diminish the significance of the fact that we have the Spirit of the Living God living in us. One of the present benefits of the gospel is that we are the temple of the living God. As we saw in Colossians when we studied that wonderful letter the mystery hidden for ages and generations, but now revealed to God’s saints is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col. 1:27). We have been raised with Christ.