Continuing in their discussion on the 9 Marks of a Healthy Church, Adam & Andrew tackle evangelism and it's centrality in the church, especially reformed churches. Take a listen.
For a few weeks now we’ve lingered on the speeches of Elihu and have enjoyed, I hope, some thought provoking preaching and conversation about the nature of this young man, whether he is a prophet or a fool. Tonight I’m not sorry to say, the controversial elements to Elihu come to an end as we … Continue reading Evening = Job 36-37, Elihu’s Final Words
I’d like to begin today by talking about the meaning of metaphor. Many have defined metaphors like this: truth powerfully presented through an untruth. For example: if a college student says, ‘That class was a breeze’ they do not intend to communicate that the class itself was a light wind, no. They intend to communicate … Continue reading Morning = John 15:1-5, Abiding in the Vine
In this weeks episode the guys tackle the next two aspects of the IX Marks of a Healthy Church: The Gospel and Conversion. Take a Listen as they unpack the riches of these two aspects of the church and why they can so often be overlooked or taken for granted. -Enjoy
Recall the whole of the book of Job thus far. In chapters 1-3 we’ve seen the blameless Job encounter immense and extreme suffering for no sin of his own. Then for the next 30 chapters we’ve seen Job, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar go back and forth about these very things; Job arguing for his innocence … Continue reading Evening = Job 34-35, Elihu’s Intense Wisdom
Whether you’re brand new to SonRise or have been around SonRise for a while, let me briefly state what we seek to accomplish in this sermon moment each week. During the preaching portion of our Sunday morning gathering we employ and enjoy a style of preaching called expositional preaching. Which means that whoever is preaching … Continue reading Morning = John 14:25-31, Peace I Leave With You
Two weeks ago we met Elihu, and after laying out the three commonly held views of this young man I made the case to you that I believe the good and positive view of Elihu to be the correct view. That he is to be seen as something of a preparatory voice for God’s greater … Continue reading Evening = Job 33, Elihu Justifies Job
How goes it with your soul as you sit here today? I mean it when I ask you this, how are you doing? Are any of you anxious, troubled, or ashamed this morning? Maybe you’re anxious because you’re someone who likes to be in control and life currently feels out of control? Maybe you’re troubled … Continue reading Morning = John 14:18-24, Resurrection Promises
In This week's Episode Adam & Andrew tackle the role of theology & sound doctrine in the church. They look at the reality that everyone to one degree or another is a theologian whether they believe it to be true or not, and because of this it is important for the church to be a … Continue reading A2: Episode 11- Sound Doctrine
On this weeks Podcast Adam & Andrew begin a longer discussion on the 9Marks of a healthy. Particularly, this week they focus on Expositional preaching, what it is, what it isn't, and why it is important for the health of a church. We hope you will take a listen and be encouraged.
This week's sermon was preached by one of our Pastoral Apprentices, Sam Knox. “Love Constrained to Obedience.” (William Cowper) Cooper No strength of nature can suffice To serve the Lord aright: And what she has she misapplies, For want of clearer light. How long beneath the law I lay In bondage and distress; I toll’d … Continue reading The Paraclete
On This weeks Episode Andrew & Adam will discuss the meaning of reformed theology and how it shapes their lives and practice. They also take some time to discuss some of what it is not and how we need to get a fuller appreciation for the totality of the doctrines associated with the theology as … Continue reading A2: Episode 9- On Reformed Theology
In school you’ll often hear teachers say something like this at the start of every class. ‘Remember students, there is no such as a stupid question. The only stupid question is the question not asked.’ I had a different experience when I began seminary. There, one of my professors began the class by saying this, … Continue reading Morning = John 14:7-14, From Now On
Well Church, we’ve been slowly trekking through Job for some time now and I want to begin tonight by saying I am encouraged by your patience and perseverance in this study. It is long and it is difficult to understand. But as we’ve spent time discussing and debating I praise God that we have not … Continue reading Evening = Job 32, Introducing Elihu
On this weeks episode Adam and Andrew review and unpack John Piper's first book in his new trilogy A Peculiar Glory. It was a fun book to read and just as much fun to discuss its place in our current conversations on the bible and its role in the church and our own lives. Take … Continue reading A2: Episode 8 -A Peculiar Glory Review
This week Andrew continues our study through the book of Job reflecting on Job's final words to his friends and defenses of life before God. There is a lot to unpack but in the end Job will Ponder the past, Lament the Present and then Plead for a future.
In the mid 15thcentury Thomas a Kempis wrote the following words, “Follow thou me. I am the way and the truth and the life. Without the way there is no going; without the truth there is no knowing; without the life there is no living. I am the way thou must follow; the truth thou … Continue reading Morning = John 14:4-6, The Way
In this week's Podcast Adam & Andrew are once again joined by Chris Wall as they discuss the importance of intentionality in the use of social media. They will discuss both the positive and negative nature of its use and its effect on believers and the world around them. Have a listen.
Thus far in the book of Job we have seen Job suffer, Job’s friends come and offer no comfort, and we have seen Job go back and forth with them about these things. In chapter 27 we saw Job make his final response to his friends speeches, and in chapter 29-31 we’ll see him make … Continue reading Evening = Job 28, On Wisdom
Having finished a wonderful and much too brief time focusing on Holiness in our summer sermon series we now find ourselves coming back into our regular sermon series in John’s gospel. And as we return to it I am reminded of the troubled world we live in. It is a consequence of living in a … Continue reading Morning = John 14:1-3, Do Not Be Troubled
In this week's episode Andrew & Adam are accompanied by a special guest Christopher Raymond Wall, as they share their thoughts on rest. Specifically in today's episode they speak on the different things they do to find rest and enjoyment in God's creation and works as a means of recovery from the toils of the … Continue reading A2: Episode 6: Rest
This week on the podcast Adam & Andrew tackle the importance of family worship. This episode will dive into its role for those who are in many different stages of life and how best to worship as a family around the truth of God. Take a listen and as always feel free to send us … Continue reading A2: Episode 5- The Importance of Family Worship
I often wonder what sermons do to those who hear them and those who preach them. I have particularly wondered about this these past few weeks as we’re now wrapping up what has been an encouraging but deeply challenging sermon series on holiness. When I think on how these difficult sermons are impacting you I … Continue reading Morning = Jude 17-25, Building for Holiness
In this weeks Podcast Adam & Andrew discuss the upcoming Publican's conference. Here you will learn why SonRise hosts this conference every year, what this years topic will be, and why we feel the subject is so important for the local church. Join us and be encouraged.
In this weeks text Andrew dives into chapters 23-24 where Job will answer Eliphaz one last time. In this Job will reason that God is far greater than he can fathom, and so he will plead his case to God alone and cling to his integrity in spite of his friends words and the apparent … Continue reading Evening: Job 23-24 Standing in Chaos