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Feb 11
Sam Crabtree
At the Desiring God Conference for Pastors (link) last week, Michael Horton said the following: God descends on an escalator while we foolishly attempt to run up the "down" escalator. What we receive is not Christ’s work, but himself....
Feb 9
Sam Crabtree
In digging through an old file on the subject of forgiveness, I came across a little scrap of paper on which I had scribbled the following unattributed line: “One aspect of forgiveness is assuming the consequences of somebody else’s sin.” I’d give...
Feb 6
Sam Crabtree
“Nothing in the universe is more important than union with Christ. “God is more zealous for your fruit-bearing than you are.”
Feb 5
Sam Crabtree
Speaking to hundreds of pastors at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Paul Tripp said, “Faith isn’t natural to us.  “Divine power + divine compassion = everything you need.” It occurs to me that Tripp’s statement echoes the sound theology of...
Feb 4
Sam Crabtree
Last week in referring to how he speaks to his children about obedience, he said:  Do it right away. Do it all the way. Do it with a happy heart.
Feb 4
Amanda Knoke
On Feb 1/2, Pastor Jason began a 10-week sermon series, "Aflame for the Name: Bethlehem DNA." He explained that based on a bedrock of 10 biblical essentials—things that must be true for a church to be a biblical church—the elders have identified 14...
Feb 3
Sam Crabtree
“Irresistible grace never implies that God forces us to repent or believe or follow Jesus against our will. That would even be a contradiction in terms because believing and repenting and following are always willing, or they are hypocrisy....
Jan 29
Sam Crabtree
“All extreme sensitiveness, fastidiousness, suspicion, readiness to take offense, and tenacity of what we think our due, come from self-love, as does the unworthy secret gratification we sometimes feel when another is humbled or mortified.” —Jean...
Jan 29
Pam Larson
Jen Wilkin is a wife, mom, and a women's Bible study teacher at The Village Church in Texas. She wrote a blog post, "why the sermon is not enough." As someone who sits under extremely good preaching each week, I have noticed a pattern: Good...
Jan 29
Pam Larson
This is the third in a series of posts by guest author Laura Wifler highlighting our Titus 2 Mentoring Ministry. We invite women college age and older join a Titus 2 group, where you will find community and encouragement. We still have openings...

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