Monthly Archives: February 2016

Improving My Preaching (4)

Interaction with the NIV Application Commentary (Completing 4 of 25 hours of Prep) In his entry in the Application Commentary on Genesis 40, John H. Walton writes: Since two years separate the dreams of this chapter from Joseph’s elevation to … Continue reading

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Improving My Preaching (3)

Personal Reflections on Joseph in Jail (Genesis 40)  (Total time spent 3 hrs of 25) The prison is described in the Expanded Bible as a ’round house.’  It is then referred to in many translations as a house.  Was it the … Continue reading

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Improving My Preaching (Hour 1.2)

Personal Connection with Genesis 40 It’s hard to say how many hours I have spent in prep for my Genesis 40 sermon at the moment.  I didn’t open the text on the way in to work in the car, but … Continue reading

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Improving My Preaching

25 Hours of Prep:  End of the First Hour I have read Genesis 40 for about an hour.  As I have read it repeatedly I have been looking for key phrases and looking for what might be the Big Idea. … Continue reading

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Improving My Preaching

Improving My Preaching:  25 Hours of Prep Part 1 God has used circumstance to challenge my preparation for preaching.  Scott Chapman, our pastor at The Chapel said in a sermon that he usually spent 25 hours or so a week … Continue reading

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Romans 12: 1,2 Transformed by the Renewing of the Mind

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of … Continue reading

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Romans 11:25-36 Dispensational Realities

 Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel,until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. 26 And in this way all Israel … Continue reading

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Romans 11:11-24 Note the Kindness and the Severity of God

So I ask, did they stumble in order that they might fall? By no means! Rather through their trespass salvation has come to the Gentiles, so as to make Israel jealous. 12 Now if their trespass means riches for the world, … Continue reading

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Romans 11:1-10 Jewish Christians

I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. Do you not know … Continue reading

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Romans 10:14-21 Paul Appeals for Missionaries

14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to … Continue reading

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