Posts from the ‘Podcast’ Category
Dr. Tim Kimmel, Executie Director of Family Matters and author of Grace-Based Parenting, was the guest speaker at Grace Fellowship Church on October 21, 2012. The Big Idea: God gives us the ability to create a culture of grace in our families.
FYI: There’s an upcoming conference on this subject Nov 30 – Dec 1 2012 at Grace Fellowship. Sign up and details here: http://latham.gracefellowship.com/event/raising-truly-great-kids-conference/
Text: Luke 2:39-52
1. Grace-based families give the people they love the freedom to be__________________.
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
2. Grace-based families give the people they love the freedom to be ___________________.
2 Corinthians 12:9 “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”
Colossians 4:6 “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.”
3. Grace-based families give the people they love the freedom to be __________________.
Hebrews 4:16 “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our
time of need.”
Hebrews 12:15 “See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.”
4. Grace-based families give the people they love the freedom to___________ __________________.
Hebrews 12:5-6 “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord
disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
These were the kind of talks that got me first hooked on Piper, and this topic, passion for the supremacy of God, is one of the main themes in his book Desiring God, which rocked my worldview back in my college days. I actually hadn’t heard these particular messages until recently, I heard Lecrae mention being at Passion 97 and getting rocked by these messages, so I decided to throw these on my iPod as I went out to shovel 12″ of snow from my driveway. Vintage Piper, I guess you could say. Had a great time shoveling. (This is part 2, part 1 is previous.)
These were the kind of talks that got me first hooked on Piper, and this topic, passion for the supremacy of God, is one of the main themes in his book Desiring God, which rocked my worldview back in my college days. I actually hadn’t heard these particular messages until recently, I heard Lecrae mention being at Passion 97 and getting rocked by these messages, so I decided to throw these on my iPod as I went out to shovel 12″ of snow from my driveway. Vintage Piper, I guess you could say. Had a great time shoveling.
Good message from Pastor Mark, speaking to potential church planters, and men in particular, about the priority of the family in the context of serving in ministry. Our priorities, in order, should be:
- Loving God
- Loving your wife (spouse)
- Loving your kids
I’m not a church planter, but the reminder about the importance of taking care of my family is an appreciated one. Why do we sometimes think we can do God’s work without doing it His way? We can’t do God’s work. If we hope to be used by God in ministry, I imagine we should pay serious attention to priorities 1-3. I love how he talked about qualifications of an elder (church leader) from 1 Timothy 3:1-13, and 1 Timothy 5:8, “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
Part of an Acts 29 boot camp in Seattle, titled Ministry, Marriage, and Mistakes.
You can also watch the video here on the Mars Hill blog.
I’ve started listening to John Piper’s series on Romans (224 messages in total), and I’ve heard several good messages already. The Desiring God blog recently mentioned 11 key messages from the Romans series to get a decent overview. I look forward to listening to these.
- The First Sermon
- The Final Divide: Eternal Life or Eternal Wrath, Part 3 (on Christian Hedonism)
- Why God Inspired Hard Texts
- Overview of Chapters 1-7
- Overview of Chapters 1-8
- Summary of Chapter 9
- Pastoral Thoughts on the Doctrine of Election
- Last Sermon on Chapter 11
- First Sermon on Chapter 12
- First Sermon on Doxology
- The Last Sermon
John Piper is on a sort of sabbatical right now, taking significant time off from public ministry. The DG podcast is still going strong, though, I imagine they are re-posting significant sermons from the past year or two.
John Piper began this sermon by reciting Psalm 1, Psalm 16, Psalm 103, Romans 5:1-8, Romans 8, Matthew 6:25-34, and 1 Corinthians 13. This is a great sermon about the importance of memorizing scripture, as one of the ways that His Word abides in us. I wish I could resonate with his testimony of the value of memorizing scripture, but unfortunately this has not been a regular discipline of mine. I’m becoming more convinced that this is an important discipline.
Eric Ludy is a new name to me, but one of my friends heard this sermon just a few days ago, and this guy is describing exactly how we have been feeling lately. Being dads with young kids, we can feel tired by the end of the day, and ready to relax / veg and do something that doesn’t take much thought to unwind. He brings a challenging message about how we should think about that time, those few hours each week “in the margins”. Give this one a listen.
You can also download the sermon notes at his website: http://www.ellerslie.com/Eric_Ludy_Sermons/Entries/2010/4/25_Wings_as_Eagles.html
A message by Matt Chandler about how the gospel is not just for “sinners” but for religious, “righteous” people as well. We are all in need of continued repentance and to trust in Christ alone.