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30September 2013

by: Jared Mellinger

Growing in Grace Through Creational Theology

Theology is the study of God. Every Christian is a theologian in the sense that we have a knowledge of God and are called to deepen this knowledge. In this quest to know more of the God who has made us and saved us, there are different ways of doing theology:   Systematic theology organizes and summarizes what the Bible teaches about specific subjects Historical theology asks what...

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2March 2013

by: Jared Mellinger

Man of Sorrows

Isaiah 53:3 “He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Pause and fix your eyes on the man of sorrows. Be astonished once again, or maybe for the first time, by the title of humility and shame ascribed to the sovereign Lord: “Man of...

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29September 2011

by: Jared Mellinger

Thomas Adam on Pride and Humility

One of the great lessons I have learned from Thomas Adam is the importance of fighting pride and cultivating humility. Here are some more quotes from his journal, published in Private Thoughts on Religion. These quotes continue to help me in my own ongoing pursuit of humility. Humility adopts the posture and belief that we have our hands full with ourselves: “My great controversy is...

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13June 2011

by: Jared Mellinger

Conviction of Sin and a Revival of True Holiness

In his book Revival: A People Saturated with God, Brian Edwards explains that one of the most important evidences of a genuine revival among the people of God is a deepening conviction of sin and a growing passion for holiness. Revival is a time when people weep over their sin and are consumed with a desire to consecrate their lives to the Lord. “Revival is always a revival of...

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6June 2011

by: Jared Mellinger

Pastoral Profile - Mark Prater

Senior Pastor’s Note: As your senior pastor, I get to work with the greatest pastoral team in the world. Undoubtedly, you know some of the pastors more than others. So, I wanted to take time periodically to allow you a closer look at each of the guys on the team. We’ll do this through something I’m calling Pastoral Profiles. I pray they not only encourage you in your own...

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30May 2011

by: Jared Mellinger

All Ye That Pass By

On May 15, 2011, I preached a message from our Holy Series called The Perfect Sacrifice. At the conclusion of the message, I read the Charles Wesley hymn, “All Ye That Pass By.” I’ve placed it below. It is beautiful in its description of the love our Savior has shown us in dying in our place. Thank God our sins have been atoned by the perfect sacrifice!   All ye that...

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23May 2011

by: Jared Mellinger

Open-Ended Marriage Questions

I recently sat in my living room with my wife and four other married couples from the church and we took time as couples to answer and discuss questions about marriage: What things did you see in your spouse that made you want to marry him/her? What do you see as the strengths and weaknesses of your marriage? How do you communicate dissatisfaction to your spouse? Describe how you as a couple...

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9May 2011

by: Jared Mellinger

Pastoral Profile - Joseph Stigora

Senior Pastor’s Note: As your senior pastor, I get to work with the greatest pastoral team in the world. Undoubtedly, you know some of the pastors more than others. So, I wanted to take time periodically to allow you a closer look at each of the guys on the team. We’ll do this through something I’m calling Pastoral Profiles. I pray they not only encourage you in your own...

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2May 2011

by: Jared Mellinger

Pastoral Profile - Doug Hayes

Senior Pastor’s Note: As your senior pastor, I get to work with the greatest pastoral team in the world. Undoubtedly, you know some of the pastors more than others. So, I wanted to take time periodically to allow you a closer look at each of the guys on the team. We’ll do this through something I’m calling Pastoral Profiles. I pray they not only encourage you in your own...

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