I want to commend you to a fantastic website http://www.johnowen.org. Owen is so critical to pastors and churches today because he helps us connect holiness to private and public life like no one in recent church history. Many of you may be like me, in that you do not desire (at least at heart) to … Continue reading Maybe my Favorite “Dead Guy”
A few of you have been inquiring about the start of a few key supporting ministries. Well, here's our goal... On Sunday, September 9th we plan to launch our Verse of the Week and Family Worship Guide tools. Please pray for the body of Christ known as University Baptist Church as we deepen in our … Continue reading Ministry Update…
Okay, this morning was a little ambitious in scope and I (in retrospect) think you could have benefitted from a detailed outline, so here it is: The Reaching Church is a Passionate Church (the glory of God and treasuring Christ) • Preeminence (Col.1:17-18; Acts 1:6) • Providence (Acts 1:2,7) • Promises (Acts 1:8) • Praise … Continue reading Outline Supplement from REACH Sermon
When you get the chance, read this ARTICLE by Dr. Albert Mohler regarding worship and the recovering of the centrality of preaching. Comments?
One of the greatest biographies you'll ever read is To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson. His life exemplifies how God has chosen to make His glory in the gospel known throughout the ages...through the suffering of His saints and His church. Below is a video about Judson using audio from a biographical … Continue reading Suffering, Sovereignty and Missions
What a night! It was very busy and there was lots of buzz. I just wanted to write a very simple note to you all to say "thank you" to our leaders and I appreciate the body of Christ at UBC for your incredible openness to so much change at one time and embrace it … Continue reading First night of FUSION…
I had a great day in worship alongside my church family. It was such a blessing to see so many college students in the service. I had some very meaningful comments following the service and at lunch. I was recharged today in my passion to see students find their greatest treasure in Christ and their … Continue reading What a Blessed Day!
Desiring God has provided about 30 books available to read online and several have study guides. All files, as far as I can tell, are .pdf. All of these books were either written by John Piper or he made contribution to them. Go HERE to browse the selection.
At this last year's Southern Baptist Convention a resolution calling for the Convention to promote integrity in the reporting of membership numbers in the local church was voted down. The logic in voting it down was not to oppose the integrity in reporting, rather (they said) it was because the Convention should not interfere with … Continue reading The Local Church by the Numbers
I have been debating sharing this video with you because of its intensity and, frankly, John Piper uses the word "crap" once in the audio, but I must say it is appropriate in its use, much like the word "dung" or "vomit" would be used in scripture related to sin and / or its effects. … Continue reading A Perspective on the Prosperity Gospel…