Author Archives: Brian

About Brian

Follower of Christ, Husband, Dad, and Pastor

Revelation Quote

All heavenly beings find their significance in their placement around the throne, and all the earth’s inhabitants are judged on the basis of their attitude to God’s claim to rule over them from this throne. – G.K. Beale on Revelation … Continue reading

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Ministry Collection

Here are some good posts for pastors: 6 Marks of a Faithful Ministry – Tim Challies 12 Pastoral Commitments (Or, How to Pray for Your Pastor) – Kevin DeYoung 48 Scattered Thoughts about Pastoral Ministry and Being a Pastor – … Continue reading

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Revelation Quote

The word must is important. The concern of this book is not with things which simply will happen, as though the future were of absorbing interest in itself.  It is rather taken up with things which must happen, the outworking … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ecclesiastes 7-9

The writer compares wisdom and folly. Listening – It is good to hear the rebuke of the wise (7:5). Yet we should not take to heart all that people say of us (7:21-22).  When has a rebuke been helpful to … Continue reading

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Classic Quote

The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me. – Martin Luther

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Ecclesiastes 7-12: Life’s Limitations and Purpose

(7, 9, 12) What is the first limitation that we find recurring in verses: 9:2-5, 9:10, 12:1-7? Why then is it better to go to a house of mourning than a house of feasting (7:2)?  Why is this so important? … Continue reading

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Passion Points

Here are some good posts for your weekend reading: Can I Sing ‘Amazing Grace’ If I Was Saved at Six? – John Piper (DG) There are six reasons that Christians like me can feel the greatness of our sinfulness, and … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ecclesiastes 4-6

The writer continues his discussion of vanity and calls us to fear God. Fear God – Fearing God means we come before him to listen to him, rather than to make rash promises that we will not keep. Do you … Continue reading

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Reflections on Ecclesiastes 1-3

The writer speaks of vanity, and the true source of enjoyment. Vanity – The writer sought wisdom and knowledge (1:16-18), pleasure (2:1-3), great works (2:4-6), and great possessions (2:7-8). Yet his conclusion is that in and of themselves, these things … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes 1-6: Life With or Without God

(1) Life Without God: Why does the writer say all is vanity in v2-11? (1-6) What pursuits of life does the writer explore in the following passages and conclude are only vanity? 1:16-18 – 2:1-11 – 2:12-23 – 4:1-8, 13-16 … Continue reading

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