Archive for the month “February, 2012”

How to Listen to a Sermon

I think this is a great article about preparing, listening and using a sermon.  Notice that some of the ideas are just what most of our 2:42 groups are facilitating.


Here and There


I know some of you are buying trailers of some sort, and I have seen some of you try to back up a trailer, so it wouldn’t hurt to get some good advice about trailering.

I like reading books.  Glenda and I are trying a Kindle, but I am not sure how it will work out, yet.  So far, I have to agree with Kevin DeYoung.

Just in case Bill Raikes finds his way to this blog, maybe we can interest him in some tennis tips appropriate for an “elder” player.

Finally, it is good to lighten up.  I like these thoughts from Tim Spivey.

Introducing 1 John

On the 26th, we will have an “unofficial” class where we will introduce 1 John.  Who, when, what, why, etc.?  The next Sunday is Mission Sunday, and then our first “official” class will be on March 11th.

I really prefer a textual study for classes (and sermons, for that matter).  It is not that I don’t enjoy topical stuff, such as a study of prayer, but I like how a textual study requires you to confront and deal with what we somtimes call difficult passages of scripture.  The textual approach makes one cover the scriptures as they come.

I have a syllabus for the quarter.  We will try to keep to it, but we will also be flexible, if necessary, as we work through the book.  Click here to get your copy.

Finally, feel free to start a discussion in the comments section.  If you sign up for email notifications, you will be notified when a new post appears.  Hopefully, as we get going someone other than I will be visiting this site!


We will be trying something new for the Spring quarter…a blog to follow as we work through the book of 1 John.  Join us for the class and then follow along during the week as, hopefully, we will continue our discussions.  Of course, we don’t have to limit ourselves to the class, that will just be our main focus.  Hope you will check in with us.

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