Tag Archives: In His Wake

When Traditions Grow Teeth

Traditions can be meaningful and deep and significant, unifying us with a beloved history, a family tree, or the soil of a community whose roots have grown strong for generations. But traditions can also grow teeth. Traditions that grow teeth … Continue reading

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Pastor Looking to Avoid Clichés

I’m working really hard to avoid utilizing one of the most over-used preaching clichés of all time this Sunday.  My text is Mark 7:1-23, and the cliché I’m trying to avoid using as my central idea is “The heart of … Continue reading

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Why is “Mission” Critical?

I wish I had a dime for every time I’ve heard the word “mission” or one its cognates over the last 10 years.  I would retire to Vermont, where I would live in a mission-dime funded mansion, writing books and … Continue reading

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J.C. Ryle on Unbelief

Here is an extended quote from the message this morning on Mark 6:1-6.  “We can never be too much on our guard against unbelief. It is the oldest sin in the world. It began in the Garden of Eden, when … Continue reading

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Big Day Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a big day at LifePoint. We kick off the year with a brand new series in Mark’s gospel, “In His Wake,” which will cover chapters 5-7. We are also beginning 2013 with a Surge: a dedicated week of … Continue reading

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In His Wake

Mark chapter 4 closes with one of the more dramatic events in the ministry of Jesus.  The tension builds in verses 35-41 as the disciples are crossing the Sea of Galilee in a boat with Jesus.  Jesus is fast asleep … Continue reading

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