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May 25

God Speaks, We Listen: 90 Days in the New Testament

2011 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Sermon Preview,Vision

This Sunday, Ron introduced a plan for DSC to listen through the New Testament together in 90 days.

With the exception of Sunday mornings, the majority of our Bible intake is through reading, made wonderfully possible by the wide availability of the printed Scriptures. But this means we don’t hear the Word of God read very often. Passages like Romans 10:17 remind us of how normal it was to speak of hearing the Word of God during the time when the Scriptures were written, “So faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”

So, from June 1 to August 31, we will listen to the New Testament together for an average of 12 minutes a day, with July 1 and August 1 as catch-up days. In addition, this summer’s Sunday sermons will be a series of New Testament book overviews which follow the books we’re reading together.

Of course, you can certainly read through the New Testament with us, but if you do plan to listen, here are some ways to obtain audio:

If you have never listened to the New Testament before, we encourage you to try this out as a fresh way to integrate God’s Word into your daily routine. This is good for spouses to do together, and it’s good for parents to do with children.

Brochures and reading plans are available at the Information Center and through the church office. We will also post a pdf of the series brochure in a follow up post next week on the blog.

May 5

Sermon Preview: Colossians 3:20-21

2011 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Sermon Preview

In Colossians 3:18-21, Paul gives a number of specific commands to Christians concerning their various roles in the context of the home. Ryan’s last sermon in our series through Colossians, “Restoring Marriage,” addressed the relationship and responsibilities of husbands and wives from Colossians 3:18-19.

After a month break from our series, this Sunday we return to Colossians with Colossians 3:20-21, where Paul writes concerning the relationship and responsibilities of parents and children: “Children, obey your parents  in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.”

Given that this Sunday is also Mother’s Day, in addition to considering the biblical relationship between parents and children, we will acknowledge God’s good gift of mothers and the privilege of motherhood.

Visit the Messages portion of this site for additional sermons on the roles of parents and of children.