The Daily Discovery (December 21, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) A Christmas Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Nativity Story? – “How well do you know the nativity story? This short quiz is designed to help you find out! It poses 25 quick questions based on the Bible’s accounts of Jesus’ birth. Take the quiz, share the quiz, enjoy the quiz! Best of all, let the quiz take you to the Bible to read more about this miraculous story.” The Incarnate Image of God – “At Christmas most of the world sees Jesus as a baby in a manger—nothing more. But considering its innate love for sin and hatred for God, we should not be … Read More

The Daily Discovery (November 30, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Hillsong & God – “Truth matters, especially when it comes to worship. That ought to be obvious; you can’t properly praise the Lord if you don’t know who He is. Christ Himself was unequivocal on that point—He said true worshippers “must worship in spirit and truth” (John 4:24, emphasis added). However, much of modern worship music seems to aim at taming the one true God. Some popular “worship songs” are nothing more than artificial praise offered to a different god altogether. In his book Worship, John MacArthur describes the fallout of the biblical illiteracy that permeates the church today.” That Forgotten Concept in Preaching: The Paragraph … Read More

The Daily Discovery (September 28, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Why I don’t watch football any longer – “Football and other sports can be fun as well as a distraction to the Christian life. For me, it has become a distraction that needs more moderation. At the end of this post, you can examine yourself, as to whether or not you’re a sportsaholic.” Would You Rather Have Blood Filled Hands or Beautiful Feet? – “‘Would You Rather…?’ has become a very popular game in the past few years. One of my favorite ‘would you rathers’ of all time is: would you rather have fingers the size of your legs, or legs the size of your fingers? The … Read More

The Daily Discovery (August 22, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) Ben-Hur 1959 v Ben-Hur 2016: A Pastor’s Review – “One title. Two movies. Okay, actually it’s three movies. Hang on, let me double-check that… There were four Ben-Hur movies? I guess one of them is listed as a short-film. The three-and-a-half movies called Ben-Hur are based on an 1880 novel entitled Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ by Lew Wallace. I haven’t read the book. But I’ve now seen at least two of the several movies it spawned.” Church, State, and the Authority of Jesus – “Imperium. I recently discovered this word. It’s not a word you would pull out while chatting with friends over coffee. … Read More

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 5)

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n this series of posts we have been looking at how Jesus describes His sheep in John 10 and we have established that Jesus provides five marks about His sheep in John 10:3-9. Again, those five marks are: Jesus’ sheep enter through Him. (vs. 9) Jesus’ sheep hear His voice. (vs. 3) Jesus’ sheep follow Him. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep know His voice. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep do not recognize the voice a stranger. (vs. 5) In the previous posts we looked at the first, second, fourth, and third marks of Christ’s sheep. In this post we will move forward to consider the final mark.

The Daily Discovery (August 10, 2016)

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ARTICLES I LIKE FROM AROUND THE WEB: (Click title to go to full article) The Rio Olympics and Calvin’s Mission – “Did you know that the location of the 2016 Olympiad, watched over by the iconic Cristo Redentor, was also home to a little-known but early Calvinistic mission? My friend David Hall (whose church hosts the annual Reformation Worship conference) recently forwarded a fascinating article about it. I share it today so you can learn about a forgotten piece of history.” Why I Will Not Be Preaching the Longer Ending of Mark – “In a few weeks, we will be completing a two year expository study through the Gospel of Mark. It has been a great encouragement to my soul … Read More

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 4)

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n this series of posts we have been looking at how Jesus describes His sheep in John 10 and we have established that Jesus provides five marks about His sheep in John 10:3-9. Again, those five marks are: Jesus’ sheep enter through Him. (vs. 9) Jesus’ sheep hear His voice. (vs. 3) Jesus’ sheep follow Him. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep know His voice. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep do not recognize the voice a stranger. (vs. 5) In the previous posts we looked at the first, second, and fourth marks of Christ’s sheep. In this post we will move forward to consider the third mark.

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 3)

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n this series of posts we have been looking at how Jesus describes His sheep in John 10 and we have established that Jesus provides five marks about His sheep in John 10:3-9. Again, those five marks are: Jesus’ sheep enter through Him. (vs. 9) Jesus’ sheep hear His voice. (vs. 3) Jesus’ sheep follow Him. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep know His voice. (vs. 4) Jesus’ sheep do not recognize the voice a stranger. (vs. 5) In the previous post we looked at the first mark of Christ’s sheep. In this post we will move forward to consider the second and fourth marks.

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 2)

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n the previous post of this series, I pointed you to John 10 where Jesus identifies Himself as the good shepherd who lays down His life for His sheep. But John 10 begs the question, “am I one of Christ’s sheep”? The news of Jesus being the good shepherd is only good news if you are in His fold, and thus it is of utmost importance to know if you are one of His sheep. I argued that Jesus tells us 5 things about His sheep in John 10:3-9. If you are one of His sheep, these five marks will be true of you—not just one of them, but all five of them. Let me remind of you of those five: Jesus’ sheep enter … Read More

Are You One of Jesus’ Sheep? (Part 1)

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ohn 10 is one of the most endearing chapters in the Bible. In John 10 Jesus identifies Himself as the good Shepherd and His people as His sheep. In these verses we learn that Jesus is not a self-serving shepherd like the false shepherds of the Old Testament (see Ezekiel 34). Rather, Jesus lays His life down for His sheep (John 10:11).  Jesus is the ideal Shepherd, the greatest Shepherd of all. Allow me to ask a daring question: Is this Good News? The answer we must give is, “Maybe.” I understand that you may be thinking that my answer is a bit provocative, but it isn’t. It is an honest answer. You may be wondering why I wouldn’t answer … Read More