Midweek | “The Doctrine of Election” | Pastor Tullian | August 31, 2011 from Coral Ridge on Vimeo.
Monthly Archives: September 2011
Theology Refresh: The Holy Spirit
Desiring God is doing a series of brief interviews with various teachers called “Theology Refresh.” Kevin DeYoung just completed one on the Holy Spirit.
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Most people spend their lives trying to make their heart’s fondest dreams come true
“Most people spend their lives trying to make their heart’s fondest dreams come true. Isn’t that what life is all about, “the pursuit of happiness”? We search endlessly for ways to acquire the things we desire, and we are willing to sacrifice much to achieve them.” Counterfeit Gods (location 213 Kindle edition) by Tim Keller
Death reveals that the world is not as it should be but that it stands in need of redemption. Christ alone is the conquering of death
“Death reveals that the world is not as it should be but that it stands in need of redemption. Christ alone is the conquering of death.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Everybody has something, that if they lose it, they won’t even want to live life anymore. That is what you’re worshiping.
“Everybody has something, that if they lose it, they won’t even want to live life anymore. That is what you’re worshiping.” –Tim Keller
Wisdom & Sabbath Rest
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Do You Feel Distant from God?
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What is an Idol?
God’s people had no influence over their neighbors in spreading the glory of God because their lives were saturated with the same practices and allegiances as their neighbors were. Instead of their hearts and lives being set apart, they were set on the same things as their neighbors. The had mixed the religious rites and practices in with theirs; “their land is filled with idols; they bow down to the work of their hands, to what their own fingers have made.” (Isaiah 2:8 ESV)
What is an idol? An idol is not necessarily a statue that we bow to in worship. An idol is anything that we ascribe ultimate allegiance to. It is the thing that we feel like we must have in order for life to work. Often times, idols are good things that we have turned in to God things. Things like children, financial success, athletics, marriage, hard work, friends & relationships. This is not a new problem, the Hebrews wrestled with it and many of us do today. Paul summarizes our propensity for preferring created things over the Creator of all things like this, “they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever!” (Romans 1:25 ESV). What are you worshiping as ultimate? Really?
What is the Gospel?
What is the Gospel?
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3–4 NIV)