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Service canceled January 8, 2017

The Sunday worship service for January 8, 2017 will be canceled in light of the current winter storm hitting the Portland, OR metro area. Please be safe and we'll hope to be together Wednesday, January 11 for dinner and worship at 6:30PM....

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The Preacher’s Resolutions

Resolved, that I will ‘preach the word’...

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Begging

My dear friend, James Earl Massey, has characterized it as “the burdensome joy.” Gardner C. Taylor describes it as “the sweet torture of Sunday morning.” To what are they referring? The internal pressure felt by the man who lives with the weekly demand of preparing to preach—the man who, on the one hand, seeks a radical fidelity to the sacred...

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The Astonishing Truth of a Different Gospel

The book of Galatians is a glorious book, yet it is also a sobering book. Sobering because the backdrop against which Paul articulates great truths of the Christian faith is the infiltration of false teachers with their doctrine and the subsequent trouble produced in the church. The Galatian church had begun to listen to a “different gospel.” Paul’s depar...

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The Essential Question for an Erratic Disciple

The great athlete . . . the brilliant scholar . . . the musical prodigy . . . the visionary entrepreneur. For such an elite company of human beings success is an expectation. But what about the rest of us . . . mere mortals marked by conspicuous imperfections? For us success is very often a surprise. Such was the case with Simon Peter—a man of shocking success give...

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Preaching… The Church’s Work

Have you considered your responsibility for the preaching that occurs at Trinity Church on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings? As a preacher of the gospel—first and foremost for you, the congregation of Trinity Church—I’ve been reminded recently of the extent to which I am dependent upon you for the preaching I bring to you each Lord’s Day. Th...

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