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Resources on God's Sovereignty
May 05, 2017

For those of you wanting to do some more study on your own on the topic of the sovereignty of God we've listed some great resources below.  Many of them are free.

God's Sovereignty (in all things) In Salvation

Is God Less Glorious Because He Ordained That Evil Be?

John Piper

Tulip Lectures: The Pursuit of God’s Glory in Salvation (Seminar Series)

John Piper

Are There Two Wills in God?
(Scroll down the page to find the correct audio) 

Matt Chandler

What We Believe About the Five Points of Calvinism

John Piper

 

The Whole Glory of God: Governing and Knowing All That Will Come to Pass (2 Parts)

John Piper

Introduction to “The Death of Death in the Death of Christ”

J.I. Packer

 

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

J.I. Packer

 

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What is Fasting?
May 05, 2017

Normally fasting is going without food for a specific period of time.  During this time fasting displays a special sense of urgency for the prayers requested, and sets aside more time for frequent prayer (when you would normally be eating).  Throughout scripture we see various examples of fasting.

Nehemiah fasted and prayed upon hearing the destruction of Jerusalem (Neh. 1:4)
God connects fasting with sorrow for repentance of sin (Joel 2:12)
The leadership in Antioch fasted over strategic ministry decisions (Ac. 13:2)
It was a routine part of seeking the Lord's will in the early church (Ac. 14:23)

Wayne Grudem offers a helpful definition of the reasons for fasting:

"...fasting expresses earnestness and urgency in our prayers: if we continued to fast, eventually we would die. Therefore, in a symbolic way, fasting says to God that we are prepared to lay down our lives that the situation be changed rather than that it continue. In this sense fasting is especially appropriate when the spiritual state of the church is low."*

 *Grudem, W. A. (1994). Systematic Theology : An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (391). Leicester, England; Grand Rapids, Mich.: Inter-Varsity Press; Zondervan Pub. House.

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Jesus' View of the Old Testament
May 05, 2017

"To Christ, the Old Testament was true, authoritative, inspired.

To him the God of the Old Testament was the living God, and the teaching of the Old Testament was the teaching of the living God.

To him, what Scripture said, God said."

- John Wenham, Christ and the Bible, p. 44

This book is one of the best defenses of the inspiration of the Bible that I've come across.

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Due to Thanksgiving break we will have one service this Sunday at 10:45am.  Children's services offered during the 10:45am service will continue as usual.

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Ladies! Time for one of my favorite traditions at COG! Our annual scarf and cookie exchange! The December 7th @7 will be hosted by Jen Lubian- Christopher. If you are in...

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