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Jottings – Preaching Christ

If you are preaching Christ, you are preaching grace.

Bob Upton speaking at the 2011 Workers & Elders Conference in Raleigh, NC

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Jottings – The Great Shepherd Became a Lamb

The Great Shepherd became a lamb.

Bob Upton speaking at the 2011 Workers & Elders Conference in Raleigh, NC

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Jottings – Modern Preaching

Ministers can proclaim anything in a stained-glass voice at 11:30 on Sunday morning following the singing of hymns. Yet when they fail to preach the Scriptures, they abandon their authority. No longer do they confront their hearers with a word from God. That is why most modern preaching evokes little more than a wide yawn. God is not in it.

Haddon W. Robinson (2001). Biblical Preaching, 2nd Edition. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. Page 20. In many churches today professionally choreographed performances have replaced the authentic, albeit homespun, church meetings of our grandparents. Such stage driven “worship” is considered by many to be progress; a refreshing (or at least entertaining) change from the past. With all of this change, it seems the emphasis our grandparent’s churches put on God’s Word has also gone to the wayside. Verse by verse expository preaching has been replaced with an entertaining, religious form of modivational speaches. As Haddon Robinson said, when we fail to preach the Scriptures God is not in it.

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Jottings – Jesus is Jehovah

To me it is as clear as the sun at noonday that Christ was the Jehovah of the Old Testament.

John Nelson Darby, Collected Writings of J. N. Darby, Vol. 9.

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Jottings – No Weakness

There is no weakness in the tenderness of our Lord Jesus Christ.

John Heller – at the 2011 Workers & Elders Conference, Raleigh, NC

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Jottings – Where Love Reigns

The church is not a stage where perfect people perform, but a family and flock where loves reigns.”

Jack Spender speaking at the 2011 Workers & Elders Conference, Raleigh, NC.

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Jottings – Answered Prayer

He does not answer prayers if He has already given us the answer, and we are not willing to use it.

William MacDonald in True Discipleship published by Gospel Folio Press. How this jumped off the page when I first read it. How many times has God answered my prayers… and yet I never realized it because I wanted a different answer?

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Jottings – The Bucket of Your Speech

That which lies in the well of your thought will come up in the bucket of your speech.

This was written by Dwight L. Moody on the flyleaf of his Bible. I came across this gem while reading the book “Notes From My Bible” which was originally published in 1895 by the Fleming H. Revell Company. The book is a collection of notes, anecdotes, and illustrations that D. L. Moody recorded on the margins of his Bible.

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Jottings — Expect Testing

Expect testing.
God tests the righteous… it’s part of the Christian experience.
See & rejoice in the Lord…it’s our strength.
Choose to rejoice.
Sing unto the Lord.
Others are watching… talk it out with the Lord.

From a message preached by Warren Henderson at the 2011 Greenwood Hills Labor Day Weekend Conference.

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Jottings – A Regular Feature

One of the many regular features you can expect here at the Digital Sojourner is Jottings.

What exactly are jottings you ask?

Jottings are simply brief notes quickly written down– an attempt to capture an insight that is worth remembering. The inspiration behind a jotting can come from almost anywhere… a book, a song, a conversation with a friend, a sermon, or maybe even a thought that comes to mind while taking a walk on a cold winter morning.

We will attempt to share our jottings with you regularly… hopefully, you too will find each captured thought as something to be remembered.

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