A Note on the Seriousness of Preaching

[Our] stories are decidedly unserious when viewed through the lens of the seriousness of God’s affairs. Jesus put the matter succinctly: “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36). Human affairs are not serious in and of themselves. Rather, they are consequential because they garner meaning and significance within the overarching story of God and man.

Talking Shop: John 16:12-22

Pastors Paul Koch, Tim Barkett, Ernie Jeong and Matt Nolte invite you into their weekly translation group as they discuss the Word of God and how it might be proclaimed to their congregations. Music: "In the Name of the King" - Willing Virginia

Epistle: Revelation 7:9-17 (Easter 4: Series C)

Do you really believe with all the saints that the church is one in Christ? Or are you the pragmatist who teaches your people that the church is broken, filled with sinners and false doctrine, and only in heaven will things be perfect? Have you complained that your people are not as holy as they ought to be or reverent as they should be? Have you complained about your brothers in Christ’s ministry and pressed a wedge between your congregation and theirs? This texts does not teach us to complain about the church but to confess the church—and she is marvelous!

Talking Shop: John 10:22-30

Pastors Paul Koch, Tim Barkett, Ernie Jeong and Matt Nolte invite you into their weekly translation group as they discuss the Word of God and how it might be proclaimed to their congregations. Music: "In the Name of the King" - Willing Virginia

Talking Shop: John 21:1-14

Pastors Paul Koch, Tim Barkett, Ernie Jeong and Matt Nolte invite you into their weekly translation group as they discuss the Word of God and how it might be proclaimed to their congregations. Music: "In the Name of the King" - Willing Virginia

Using Easter

Easter is not confined to a single day. Each Sunday in the Great Fifty Days of Easter brings into focus how the gifts of Easter are put to use. Evangelical preaching of the Lord’s Resurrection is not merely an apologetic proposal to believe; that the tomb was empty, and Jesus’ was really raised from the dead. Rather, the preaching of the Resurrection is from the reality of a vacated grave and Jesus appearing bodily to His disciples and others.  

John 20:19-31

Pastors Paul Koch, Tim Barkett, Ernie Jeong and Matt Nolte invite you into their weekly translation group as they discuss the Word of God and how it might be proclaimed to their congregations. Music: "In the Name of the King" - Willing Virginia