'Life' Tagged Posts

'Life' Tagged Posts

Living Life Backward

How does one actually live life backward? The idea is that you take the one thing in your future that is certain – death – and you let that reality inform everything about your life now. In other words, to live life backward is to live with the end in mind. While that may sound like a morbid approach to living, the Bible reveals that it’s the only way anyone can begin to live life joyfully. As David Gibson states,…

Ecclesiastes Sermon Series

Beginning this March, I am looking forward to shepherding our church through a sermon series on the Old Testament Book of Ecclesiastes. The book ends with the revelation that the wise words recorded in this book were given by One Shepherd (Ecclesiastes 12:11). The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd. I personally believe this refers to none other than our Lord Jesus! These are Old…

Jesus, the Risen Lord

The gospel is the good news about who Jesus is and what He has done to rescue sinners from judgment and reconcile them back to God! Jesus died in our place as the Sinless Substitute. On the cross, He absorbed the wrath of God on sin making a way for sinners to be made right with God. But the death of Jesus is only a portion of the good news. Three days later, Jesus defeated the curse of sin by overcoming death and rising from…

Why LifeStage Classes, Part 4

LifeStage Classes meet each Sunday morning at 9:30, but why should you consider coming an hour before the main morning gathering for these classes? To answer that, we’ve dedicated a few posts here at LBCEquip to discuss the importance of LifeStage Classes for each member. So far, we’ve discussed 2 objectives: Biblical literacy + Theological Understanding Practical Life-application + Obedience In this post, we will consider the third objective of mutual care and discipling. Mutual Care + Discipling In our western culture, it’s…

Back to the Basics

The key to the Christian life is simply doing the basics well. While that may sound overly simplistic, it’s really the beauty of genuine Christian growth. Even Paul told Timothy that the key to being faithful to Jesus in a corrupted world was a commitment to the basics. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed. Too many believers today seem to be looking for the latest and greatest programs, searching for the 7…