"Music – Gift or God?" Bob Kauflin

Jonathan Connolly Articles

Back in November I had the privilege of speaking at the Christian Musician Summit in Seattle, WA. In one of the main sessions, I spoke on the topic of Music: Gift or God? and mentioned that I’d post my notes on my blog. I had forgotten until someone emailed me the other day asking for them. So here’s what I …

What Made David Great – Kevin DeYoung

Jonathan Connolly Articles

Everyone who knows the Bible knows that King David was a great man. And yet everyone familiar with the Bible will also recognize that David did a lot of not-so-great things. Of course, there was the sin with Bathsheba, the murder of her husband Uriah, and the subsequent cover-up. That was not exactly delighting in the law of the Lord …

The Holiness of God

Jonathan Connolly Articles, News

What does it mean to say that God is holy? Most people think of moral rectitude or righteousness or goodness, and that is certainly true. To be holy is to be characterized by purity and blamelessness and integrity, both in terms of one’s essence and one’s activity. In this sense, God’s holiness and his righteousness are somewhat synonymous. He is …

Parenting: It’s Never an Interruption

Jonathan Connolly Articles

Parenting is all about living by the principle of prepared spontaneity. You don’t really know what’s going to happen next. You don’t really know when you’ll have to enforce a command, intervene in an argument, confront a wrong, hold out for a better way, remind someone of a truth, call for forgiveness, lead someone to confession, point to Jesus, restore …

The Hole in Our Holiness | Kevin DeYoung

Jonathan Connolly Articles, News

I have a growing concern that younger evangelicals do not take seriously the Bible’s call to personal holiness. We are too at peace with worldliness in our homes, too at ease with sin in our lives, too content with spiritual immaturity in our churches. God’s mission in the world is to save a people and sanctify his people. Christ died …

Bible Reading Plan

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Our Bible Reading Plan is available online. This reading plan is adapted from one compiled by Scottish preacher Robert Murray M’Cheyne (1813-1843). You will find daily devotionals matching these readings in Volume Two of D. A. Carson’s “For the Love of God; A Daily Companion for Discovering the Treasures of God’s Word” or by subscribing to our blog. Download the …

Introduction to Worldviews

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Beginning in January we will offer a new 5 week doctrine class on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month. “Introduction to Worldviews” will be taught by Miguel Benitez Jr. Miguel earned his B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with a minor in Anthropology from Florida Atlantic University.  He is currently working toward his M.A. in Christian Apologetics through Biola …

The Lord's Dinner

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This year we will be preparing our traditional Thanksgiving meal for 200 people at the 12 Step Fellowship Living Facilities, transitional housing for men who are committed to their personal recovery. For more information contact Friendship Center at 954.720.5159.

No Hurry

Brian Brookins Articles, News

In preparing to preach Ephesians 1:7-10 I was excited that we are taking it slow enough not to rush through this great section (Ephesians 1:3-14 will be three sermons).  But then I laughed when I went to volume one of Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ sermons through Ephesians and discovered on just the four verses (1:7-10) he had five sermons!  So, we are …