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This month we approach the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. October 31, 1517 is that remarkable day when Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Most of us know of Luther, but are less familiar with the other significant figures of that time, or those who came centuries before as “morning stars” to The Reformation. Desiring God has a 31-day series of brief biographies highlighting 31 heroes of The reformation. You can read it or listen to the audio version by going to the link listed below.

http://www.desiringgod.org/here-we-stand

Soli Deo gloria,

Pastor Dave

Much has been written in recent days about hurricanes Harvey and Irma. An article that especially caught my eye sought to look at them through the lens of Scripture. Here’s an excerpt:

“Hurricanes are warnings to us of the eternal judgment yet to come. They are like warning shots fired across the bow of ships that are sailing in rebellion to God. They are calls to repentance—to turn away from our sin to return to our Creator by trusting His Son, the Lord Jesus, for salvation. . . These... Read More

On vacation I was doing some reading in preparation for the Men's Retreat, (October 6 to 8 - sign up today) and I came across this thought provoking quote on the nature of grace and true discipleship.

“The only man who has the right to say that he is justified by grace alone is the man who has left all to follow Christ.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
 

Pastors Steve, Dave, and I were talking last week about pastoral ministry. In that conversation, we reflected on the apostles’ commitment recorded in Acts:

“But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

Acts 6:4 (ESV)

How imperative that these priorities define a pastor’s ministry! We encouraged each other in these pursuits, and agreed that a simple yet significant way we could communicate their importance was by referring to our locations on campus as “studies”... Read More