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Book: Philippians Kerux Commentary

Today’s book is from Kregel Ministry and is the first volume I have in the Kerux Commentary series. The overall concept is that a pair of authors will work on each volume in partnership: one an exegetical author, one a homiletical author. In other words, one author to focus on the Biblical studies concepts and one to help guide the teaching and preaching concepts.
In that light, the Kerux series fits into the category of a homiletical commentary rather than a technical one, fixed on details, or a devotional one, fixed on application.
Now, I have the Philippians volume, so I’ll take a look at the features through what this volume shows. It’s one of the first volumes released, so there may be some adjustments in format going forward, but this is where it starts.
First of all, the book is broken down into segments of text intended to be preaching units. Each of these units are then presented with an exegetical idea, a theological focus, and a preaching idea. The text then fills out det…

An igniter, a broken oven, and a sermon illustration

Last week, I was at the North American Mission Board’s Timothy-Barnabas Institute, which is worth its own discussion for a later time. However, as typically happens when one or the other parent is out of our house, something went wrong. In our case, it was the oven.Not the range, just the oven. It would not light, would not fire up. The electronics were working fine, but no heat in the hot box. Ann and Steven poked and prodded with it a little bit and they suspected the igniter.What is the igniter? Well, in our not-2-year-old gas oven, it’s an electric glow element that is attached to the gas jet pipe in the oven. You turn on the oven, the igniter starts glowing and then the gas starts flowing in, which is then lit by the igniter. The igniter shuts off and the flames from the gas pipe heat the oven. So, once I got home, I pulled the igniter out and tested it with a continuity tester—it’s an electrical part, so you can determine if it’s working by checking the power—and they were right…

Sermon Recap for January 26

First of all, we’re moving our church sermon audio feed over to Faithlife Proclaim Sermons as part of an overall update to our digital life. We have several digital tools that are included in what we are already paying for as a church, so we’re going to use those instead of paying for extra ones…there may be a speed-bump or two in the process as I figure it out.Here is what you’ll find: there is an audio player with the sermon audios built-in to it, just click to find the one you want. You’ll also find the embedded YouTube videos of each sermon.If you’d like, you can subscribe to the audio feed here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/east-end-baptist-church/id387911457?mt=2  for iTunes users. Other audio feeds go here:  https://sermons.faithlife.com/api/channels/598184/feedThe video is linked on my personal YouTube Page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/dheagle93Sermons are stockpiled here: http://www.doughibbard.com/search/label/SermonsAudio player from FaithLife:

Sermon Recap for January 19th

Here is what you’ll find: there is an audio player with the sermon audios built-in to it, just click to find the one you want. You’ll also find the embedded YouTube videos of each sermon.If you’d like, you can subscribe to the audio feed here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/east-end-baptist-church/id387911457?mt=2  for iTunes users. Other audio feeds go here:  https://sermons.faithlife.com/api/channels/598184/feedThe video is linked on my personal YouTube Page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/dheagle93Sermons are stockpiled here: http://www.doughibbard.com/search/label/Sermons

Sermon Recap from January 5

Here’s to a new year and the hope to, this time, keep up with the blog…We’re going to be working through Acts, and continuing our look at 1 Timothy for now. We are going to see what Scripture says about what a church is, and about the qualities and characteristics of church leaders.Here is what you’ll find: there is an audio player with the sermon audios built-in to it, just click to find the one you want. You’ll also find the embedded YouTube videos of each sermon.If you’d like, you can subscribe to the audio feed here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/east-end-baptist-church/id387911457?mt=2 for iTunes users. Other audio feeds go here: http://eebcar.libsyn.com/rssThe video is linked on my personal YouTube Page here: https://www.youtube.com/user/dheagle93Sermons are stockpiled here: http://www.doughibbard.com/search/label/SermonsJanuary 5 AM: Acts 1:1-3
January 5 PM: 1 Timothy 3:1-7