From Kevin DeYoung over at his blog on Gospel Coalition: Are you just starting out at a new church and don’t know how to get plugged in? Have you been at your church for years and still haven’t found your place? Are you feeling disconnected, unhappy, or bored with your local congregation? Let me suggest … Continue reading The Plus-One Approach to Church
Kevin DeYoung has been the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church since August 2004. His three main responsibilities include preaching, leadership, and administration. Kevin was born outside of Chicago in South Holland, Illinois and from third grade on, grew up in Jenison, Michigan. He attended Hope College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to serving at … Continue reading Kevin DeYoung: Relevant by Remembering Truth
Kevin DeYoung: Sin nibbles at our soul in small steps. Eight steps, to be precise, according to John Witherspoon in his sermon on Hebrews 3:13 entitled “The Deceitfulness of Sin”: 1. Men enter and initiate themselves in a vicious practice by small sins. 2. Having once begun in the ways of sin, he ventures upon something great … Continue reading The 8 Steps of Sin
For today's on my shelf Monday I want to recommend a book that has helped me greatly. It is by Kevin DeYoung and Greg Gilbert, and it's called What is the Mission of the Church: Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission. Westminster Bookstore: Publisher's Description: Social justice and mission are hot topics … Continue reading What is the Mission of the Church? Making Sense of Social Justice, Shalom, and the Great Commission
Great Post from Pastor/Author Kevin DeYoung: Several years ago our church started offering a leadership training course once or twice a year. The class began as a training seminary for those who had been nominated for elders or deacons. Now the course must be completed before a man can be considered for the office of … Continue reading 100 Basic Bible Questions: Can You Answer These?
A very helpful word today from Kevin DeYoung: If we try to maximize grace by minimizing truth, you lose both. Jesus is full of grace and truth. A perfect harmony that both calls out the sin in us while comforting us. That rebukes us as we need, and consoles our deepest hurts. That speaks to … Continue reading Maximizing One Will Minimize the Other
Book Recommendation Monday is back! From now on, I'll be recommending one book each Monday on the blog. Do not be afraid, there are many books out there and a lot of them need never be read or picked up, BUT many of them do and that is the reason why I want to spend … Continue reading Taking God At His Word