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Blessed to Preach the Gospel to the Nations

Guests, Daniel Iverson III   |   October 18,2016   |   New Testament, Ephesians   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

 We often think of the struggles of ministry.  The Apostle Paul certainly had many. But we in ministry can be greatly encouraged by Eph 3:7 where Paul uses the word “grace” to describe the "blessing” that was given to him to preach the gospel to the nations.

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Differentiating “Diakoniai”

The apostles’ response to the need of Greek-speaking widows in the Jerusalem church shows two truths that define how ministry must be done in Christ’s church.

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Christ Our King

Guests, Matt Eusey   |   October 4,2016   |   New Testament, Ephesians   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

 The risen and enthroned Lord Jesus is the king over all of his creation; He is the sovereign who rules and reigns over all.  

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Diversity and Division

Resident Faculty, Dennis E. Johnson   |   September 20,2016   |   New Testament, Acts   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series, Acts 6:1-7

Not only does the Lord love to lavish his grace to multitudes of people, to see them multiply to become a countless choir to sing his praise (as we saw in the first meditation on Acts 6:1-7); but he also delights in diversity—different kinds of people, speaking different languages and practicing different customs. 

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Who Is Jesus?

Resident Faculty, J. V. Fesko   |   September 19,2016   |   Old Testament, New Testament   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours

Office Hours talks to Dr. J.V. Fesko, Academic Dean, Professor of Systematic Theology, and Historical Theology, about his new book, "Who Is Jesus? Knowing Christ through His 'I AM' Sayings" 

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Beware of the Big Bad Wolf

Guests, Chad Brewer   |   September 13,2016   |   New Testament, Acts   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

As the gospel and God's great name was advancing to the Samaritans in Acts 8, Simon the Great was trying to advance his own name. 

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Multiplication

The Jerusalem church’s appointment of seven servants to care for widows is a pivotal event in the spread of Christ’s gospel after the Holy Spirit’s descent at Pentecost.

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Hebrews 12

Resident Faculty, S. M. Baugh   |   September 5,2016   |   New Testament, Hebrews   |  Type: Interviews, Office Hours

Office Hours talks to Dr. S.M. Baugh, Professor of New Testament, about Hebrews 12 in the context of the Old Testament, New Testament, the book of Hebrews, and the original Greek text. 

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Opening Convocation - Fall 2016

Dr. Godfrey's Fall 2016 opening convocation from Ephesians 4.

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The God of All Comfort and Mercy

The Lord comforts us through the resurrection comfort of Christ, and does this so that we may then pass this comfort on to others as they suffer.

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Spiritual Gifts: Are Signs and Wonders for Today?

Paul corrects the church in Corinth's worldly view of spiritual gifts by grounding the use of all gifts in love.

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Uncomfortable Condescension

Guests, Mark Hogan   |   May 3,2016   |   New Testament, John   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

 Jesus' life proved that humility leads to glory. It is only when we see how much we have been served by Christ when we can forsake ourselves and count it a joy to follow in the example of Christ--and wash the feet of the saints. It is through suffering and humility that we follow in Christ's footsteps, and through suffering we can rejoice until our mortal bodies are glorified. 

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Momentary Affliction, Eternal Glory

To those who are weary and tired, Paul exhorts them to "not lose heart."  How is this possible?  While the afflictions are momentary, eternal glory awaits for those who are in Christ. 

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The Unmaking of a Man of God

Guests, Mark Lauterbach   |   April 26,2016   |   New Testament, Luke   |  Type: Morning Devotions Series

 God makes faithful ministers through prayer, study, and suffering. Over the years he purposes to diminish our self-confidence and bring us into greater dependence on grace. The ever increasing discovery of our weakness makes us increasingly effective shepherds of God's flock.

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A Merciful, Public, Integral Ministry

The Apostle Paul's defense of his ministry against the accusations of the self-described "super apostles" and other critics is instructive for ministers young and old. In contrast to theirs, his ministry began with God's mercy to sinners in Christ, was conducted in the open for all to see, and unlike his critics, his preaching and life were consistent.

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