Thursday, October 28, 2010

New Blog for CLBC

This blog is my personal blog. It may or may not reflect things about my church. With that being said, I have started a new blog for Cypress Lake Baptist Church. You can find it here.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Book Recommendation

A while back I posted about a good friend of mine, Wil Owens. I have known Wil for many years now and can say with confidence that he's a man who pursues Christ and wants to see Christ's name exalted among the nations. You can check his blog out here. Also, I am very glad to point you to a book of his that has just been published. Wil is a great expositor of the Word, and this book is a collection of his sermons through Philippians. I haven't read it, but I've read a couple of other books by him, I've heard him preach many times (we've been overseas together and served together for 18 months with a church plant), so I can have confidence in recommending this book to you.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Minister of Mercy: The New Testament Deacon

This Sunday I plan to preach on the office of deacon in both my morning and evening sermons. The morning sermon will be out of Acts 6:1-7 while the evening sermon will actually be a call for all of us to follow Christ's example of serving others by laying down HIs life in Mark 10:42-45. We are coming up on recommending new deacons for the church, and I have this opportunity to look at this office from a Biblical perspective.

Having just arrived at Cypress Lake, I must say I already have enjoyed getting to know my deacons and spending time with them. I look forward to growing together with them for many years to come. I alos want to make sure I am helping to prepare our deacons to honor Christ with this office. I just ordered all of us the book, Minister of Mercy: The New Testament Deacon by Alexander Strauch. I've heard good things about this book, but I've never read it. I hope to learn much, and to be challenged with the deacons to serve our church well.