The September-October 2014 issue of the Bible Advocate is now available.
By the time you read this, the San Diego CoG7 will have spent most of a summer in the Psalms. This twelve-week season began for us June 21 and will end September 13.
The initial idea came one April evening at sunset on La Jolla Shores beach while I sought God’s guidance on my preaching. Typical sermon prep for me involves three things: looking at Scripture, looking at the world around, and looking to God for discernment in comparing and contrasting the two. Read More
In their helpful book How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart describe the Psalms as a “guide to worship.”1 How can this collection of one hundred fifty ancient hymns and poems guide our worship? What must we understand about them, and about worship, so we can embrace the Psalms as a resource in becoming a church passionate in worship? Let me propose a few ideas. Read More