Acts 29 US West Training: On Being A Pastor – The Pastor’s Preaching
This is Session 2, “The Pastor’s Preaching,” from Dr. Mark Dever’s training On Being a Pastor, recorded live at Downtown Cornerstone Church in Seattle, WA.
This morning we have the privilege of being served by Mark Dever. Mark is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC and the the author of numerous books. Mark is also the president of 9Marks, a ministry that exists to promote healthy churches. Today, Mark will discuss what it means to use the Lord’s name in vain in Deuteronomy 5:11 and how we as Christians are called to be ambassadors for Christ in our words and actions during our daily lives.Audio | RSS | iTunes | Notes
Today, we end on the Parable of the Pharisee and Tax Collector found in Luke 18:9-14. This parable is a beautiful, yet shocking, picture of the upside-down nature of the kingdom of God. It confronts us with the all-important question, “How do I know where I stand with God?” and is a fitting conclusion to our series.Audio | RSS | iTunes | Notes
Today, we reach the Parable of the Rich Man & Lazarus, found in Luke 16:19-31. In this unique parable Jesus is soberly calling us to examine our lives in regards to what we value the most; what we are truly living for; and what that says about the condition of our hearts.Audio | RSS | iTunes | Notes
This morning we are continuing our series, The Parables of Jesus: Windows into Reality, in which we are exploring ten of Jesus’ most famous parables. Today, we reach the Parable of the Vineyard Workers, found in Mt. 20:1-16. This parable highlights God’s extravagant grace and the human heart’s propensity to envious grumbling. It shocks us with God’s undeserved favor, warns us against heartblinding envy, and sends us into the city with good news at the eleventh hour.Audio | RSS | iTunes | Notes
Today, we reach the Parable of the Prodigal Son, found in Luke 15:11-32. This parable, is among the most influential and loved of all of Jesus’ parables. It’s a beautiful story, but its not merely a story. Ultimately, this parable is a life-changing and soul-thrilling window into God’s compassion for lost sinners—like you and I.Audio | RSS | iTunes | Notes
This morning we are continuing our series, The Parables of Jesus: Windows into Reality, in which we are exploring ten of Jesus’ most famous parables. Today, in the Parable of the Rich Fool (Lk. 12:13-21), Jesus invites us to consider where we believe life is found and challenges commonly held assumptions about the role of material possessions. If life does not consist in the abundance of our things then in what does it consist?Audio | RSS | iTunes | Notes