Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry, but others from good will. The latter do it out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. The former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely but thinking to afflict me in my imprisonment.
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on January 30/31, “The Big Book” (Psalm 19:1–6). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany the sermon on January 9/10, “The Victory of the King” (Psalm 18). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
- Celebration (vv. 1–3; 46–50)
- Salvation (vv. 4–19; 31–45)
- Explanation (vv. 20–30)
Main Point: Christians are called to celebrate the victories of Christ our King.
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my Advent sermon on December 5/6, “What the Fool Says and the Lord Sees” (Psalm 14). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
- The Talk and Walk of a Fool (Psalm 14:1–4)
- The Terror of a Fool (vv. 5–6)
- The Response of the Righteous (v. 7)
Main Point: Don’t be a fool – rejoice in the salvation that comes out of Zion.
Give ear to my words, O LORD;
consider my groaning.
Give attention to the sound of my cry,
my King and my God,
for to you do I pray.
O LORD, in the morning you hear my voice;
in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil may not dwell with you.
The boastful shall not stand before your eyes;
Article by Allison Steddom with introduction from Pastor Jason Meyer
God’s sovereignty is a lifeline in suffering. Our sermon series on “Learning to Lament” is not theoretical. We are forced to live out what we are learning as we grieve the sudden passing of Alex Steddom. I invited Alex’s sister
Allison to share some of what the Lord has taught her in these difficult days. Let us grieve as those freshly gripped by our blessed hope.—Pastor Jason Meyer
The following outline and discussion questions have been prepared to accompany my weekend sermon on August 22/23, “Salvation Belongs to the Lord” (Psalm 3). The questions can be used for discussion in small groups or for personal reflection.
Karl Barth became one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century featured on the cover of TIME magazine 53 years ago this week.
Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying,
Andy Naselli, a professor at Bethlehem College & Seminary, has co-edited a new book, Perspectives on the Extent of the Atonement: 3 Views. In the book, Andy referees an intramural debate between three authors who advocate respectively for definite atonement, general atonement, and multiple-intentions atonement.
In his post-debate conclusion, Naselli helpfully suggests “10 Ways to Create Unhealthy Schism Over the Extent of the Atonement,” including the following: