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DeRouchie: The Story of God

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TITLE: The Story of God: How Scripture Fits Together and Points to Christ

SUMMARY: The Bible is precious—all of it, for in it we find detailed the grand story of God pursuing sinners through the revelation of his Son. History is His Story. In this eight part series, Jason DeRouchie walks through the story of the Bible showing how all Scripture fits together and points to Christ. Parts 1–6 overview K.I.N.G.D.O.M., Jason’s acronym for remembering the major movements of Scripture. Parts 7–8 then supply a guide for Christian’s appropriating OT law. 

MEDIA: Audio Links: Part 1, Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7, and Part 8

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DeRouchie: Mercies at Dawn

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“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him'” (Lam 3:22–24).

From the first chapter of Genesis we are reminded that God’s definition of a day has the clock ending in the light and not at night: “And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day” (Gen 1:31). The sustained cycle of the luminaries serve as “signs” (Gen 1:14), if we have eyes to see. Light always overcome the darkness, but it’s easy to forget this hope when the shadows fall. read more…

DeRouchie: By Grace, Faith, and Christ Alone

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By Grace, Faith, and Christ Alone: A Prayer

By grace alone you save. Our mouths were an open grave, evidencing death and causing death. We were enemies of the king … until you overcame, washing away the stain of sin, removing our stony heart, and making us long and live for you. All is a gift.

By faith alone you save. We were enslaved to sin, depraved under a wave of guilt. We heard your effectual call, and we believed. We received, and we are satisfied as a gift. We had nothing to bring; we cling to you who give everything. We trust, and you justly supply because of what Christ gave.

By Christ alone you save. In him we died; in him we are raised, your mercy supplying our need. His perfect righteousness becomes our path. He now holds us in his grasp. Neither life, nor grave, nor time, nor power can hold back your shower of love. In you we rest.

Lord, from you alone we ask for healing, humility, and hunger––healing from our self-dependence, humility to see our need, and hunger for the righteousness that you alone can give. You save by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, all to your glory, your honor, and your praise alone.

You alone are the giver; we are the receiver. And today we say, “Thanks,” to you who are the highest and the best. Your reign; you save; and you satisfy. Be our help and be honored in our lives. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

––Jason S. DeRouchie (5/29/2016)

 

DeRouchie: Resurrection on the Third Day in the OT?

“BIG & small Questions of the Faith.” These recordings are my responses to major and minor theological questions that my family and Sunday School class have raised. I pray that they will serve the broader community of faith both by supplying biblically grounded and pastorally faithful content and by modeling how to tackle tough questions. I made these recordings while teaching my Sunday School class at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN.

The Question: Where in the Old Testament did Paul get the idea that “Christ … was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:4)?

Third Day Resurrection in the OT? (Audio/PowerPoint)

DeRouchie: Confronting America’s Gender-Identity Crisis

The US President and his supporters are making a full-on assault against biblical definitions of maleness and femaleness, claiming that our gender identity and expression do not have to align with our God-given biological sex. This is an abomination to the Lord.

How should the church assess biblically and confront lovingly yet truthfully the gender-identity crisis in our culture? In his recently published article titled “Confronting the Transgender Storm: New Covenant Reflections on Deuteronomy 22:5” DeRouchie helps answer this question, overviewing the contemporary problem, clarifying the Bible’s teaching, and guiding believers in how to respond.

/PDF/Online/ “Confronting the Transgender Storm: New Covenant Reflections on Deuteronomy 22:5.” Journal for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood 21.1 (2016): 58–69.

For the recent sermon upon which he shaped the article, see: Video, Audio, PDF.

DeRouchie: Loving the Needy (Deut 10:16–19)

TITLE: “Loving the Needy: A Sermon on Deuteronomy 10:16-19

SUMMARY: Growing out of his family’s journey into international adoption and their expanding commitment to orphan and widow care in Ethiopia, DeRouchie invites us to taste and see the goodness of God in his love for the needy and to consider the implications for our lives.

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DeRouchie: Lethal Self-Defense

Self-Defense-Logo-jpeg-795x1030“BIG & small Questions of the Faith.” These recordings are my responses to major and minor theological questions that my family and Sunday School class have raised. I pray that they will serve the broader community of faith both by supplying biblically grounded and pastorally faithful content and by modeling how to tackle tough questions. I made these recordings while teaching my Sunday School class at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN.

The Question: In light of Jesus’ call, “Love your enemies; do good to those who hate you” (Luke 6:27), are Christians ever justified to use lethal force in self-defense?

Lethal Self Defense (Audio/PDF)

DeRouchie: Creationism and the Age of the Earth

 

“BIG & small Questions of the Faith.” These recordings are my responses to major and minor theological questions that my family and Sunday School class have raised. I pray that they will serve the broader community of faith both by supplying biblically grounded and pastorally faithful content and by modeling how to tackle tough questions. I made these recordings while teaching my Sunday School class at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, MN.

The Question: Does the Christian belief that the Bible is without error require holding that God created in six 24-hour periods and that the earth is roughly 6,000 years old?  read more…