Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Na 2007 Pictures and Audio

UPDATE: Get the audio easier...go here and just RIGHT CLICK and SAVE to your computer - no sign in necessary!
ALSO: I apologize for the erratic page loading troubles...I'm working on reformatting the blog. If you don't see the slide show, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
Please enjoy the pics from our trip. You can click anywhere on any of the photos and it will take you to a seperate page where you can leave your comments.
Also - all the messages from Na 07 are now available to download as mp3's FOR FREE!! Please - PLEASE - take advantage of this by going here and downloading these onto your mp3 player. You can then listen to these messages and interact with others over these important topics of discernment. You'll be asked to register in order to order these, but again, they're absolutely FREE!

I am encouraging those who went on the trip to post in the comments section some of their thoughts and "action points" that had from our God-glorifying time together. Be sure to check back and read their responses.

Thanks for praying for us, I believe that the Lord did some wonderful things over the weekend.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Singing a New Song

Greetings again from Louisville...

I just found this blog entry by Josh Harris' older brother on the blog of Harris' younger brothers listing all the songs we've been singing over the weekend. The 2.22 worship team will attempt to learn some of these over the following months in order to teach you some great God-centered songs.

You can view the list here.

If you're reading this today (Tuesday), please pray for us as we will be on the road back to Little Rock beginning early this afternoon. The conference ends at 1pm, we'll grab a bite, then go visit the Louisville Slugger [Baseball bat] Museum, then get on the road. We'll probably arrive at the church after 2.22 has ended, so we'll appreciate your prayers! We can't wait to tell you about how the Lord has blessed us at Na!!

Be watching the blog for testimonies from many of the 2007 Na attendees.
UPDATE: I just found a similar list of songs on Bob Kauflin's blog, complete with hyperlinks.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

I Gotta New Attitude...

Greetings from Louisville, Kentucky!! We are beginning our second day (Sunday) at the New Attitude conference and are already encouraged by the ministry we've been under so far. For those who wish you could be here but couldn't, you can keep up with everything we're learning at the following links:

~ Justin Taylor's blog

~ Josh Harris's brothers --Alex and Brett--will be
live-blogging the New Attitude 2007 conference. (HT: Justin Taylor)

~ And Tim Challies, as always, is here
blogging live.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Christ in Revelation

Tuesday night, May 22nd, began a summer series in the book of Revelation on the Glories of Christ, taught by Pastor Jeff. Suffice it to say, based on the first message of this need to be here!

Pastor Jeff gave us three premises as to why we need such revelations of Christ:

1. Because God gives this revelation as a gift - from the Father, to the Son, to the Angel (messenger), to John and to the church (Cf. Revelation 1:1)
2. Because seeing such a revelation will educate and inform our worship.
3. Because we need to know that God hasn't kept us in the dark - such revelation informs how we approach & interpret the Scriptures.

Some questions to consider as you determine whether this subject would benefit you:
  • Who/what do you worship when you pray? Sing?
  • How does NT revelation of Jesus Christ help you interpret the rest of your Bible?
  • Why does God reveal Himself through His Son?

These are just some of things we'll be addressing this summer in our teaching series, "The Glories of the Exalted Christ". You might consider reading through the book of Revelation this summer - several times, as we study selected passages. Also, for supplemental reading, you might try John Owen's book, The Glory of Christ. It's available here for free download in it's unabridged, un-modernized version.

Hope to see you at 2.22 - 6:30pm on Tuesday nights.

Monday, May 21, 2007

2.22 Week Links

Another list of links from the blogosphere...

Modesty - The hot topic is back again over at Team Pyro.

Church & State - What's God got to do with politics? Larry King recently addressed this on his program - with, among others - Al Mohler.

Entertainment - Seen any good movies lately? What guidelines do you use in determining what movies to watch? Joe Thorn has some helpful thoughts. (HT: Justin Taylor)

Bibles - Ever considered taking a power tool to your Bible? You might if you want one like Jonathan Edwards.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

2.22 Week Links

Another list of links from the blogosphere...

Worship - Is it singing or listening or both? Bob Kauflin address this issue.

Evangelicals & Catholics - Francis Beckwith has stepped down as president of the Evangelical Theological Society...and returns to the Roman Catholic Church. Several have expressed their thougths on this and John, the "Reformed Baptist Thinker" has linked several of them.

Preaching - Nathan Williams has his own weekly links post, called "Pulpit Picks".

Mommy - Don't forget Mother's Day is this Sunday!. Here's a great gift for your mom. (HT: Pulpit Magazine)

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Marriage vs. Singleness?

In coordination with Pastor Jeff's short series on marriage, here are a couple of resources that he mentioned in Tuesday night's message:

The Al Mohler message from the Na conferenc in 2004 entitled "The Mystery of Marriage" available as an mp3 download for $2.00 here or a cd for $5.00 here.

Here's Part One and Part Two of Mohler's response to the feedback from his message.

And here is Piper's recent message entitled "Single in Christ: A Name Better Than Sons and Daughters". At this link you can read, listen or watch, for free.

**UPDATE (5/4/07): After hearing Piper's sermon, one listener asks, "If what you say about the blessing of singleness is true, then why would one even want to be married?” Here is Piper's response.

Also, for you single gals - it's not too late to call and reserve your spot for a Q&A session with Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Carolyn McCully, this coming Monday night, at 6:30pm at the FamilyLife building. Email Aaron for details.

2.22 Week Links

Your weekly dose of links from around the web-world...

Bibles - What do Chinese smokers and the price of Bibles have in common? This. (HT: Taylor)

Persecution - 2.22er, Cala Neaves, sent me an email about this recent story of persecution in Turkey. Here's the story at Voice of the Martyrs. (HT: Challies)

Music - Any Derrick Webb fans out there? Here's his new album. (HT: Challies)

Blog - Here's a great series on the theology of blogging from Nathan over at the Shepherd's Fellowship blog.

Apologetics - "Atheism, the Cross and Revelation" from Tony at the Shepherd's Scrapbook.