Monthly Archives: September 2013

Abraham and the Sacrifice of Faith (The Story Notes #3)

“The Story” – the overarching chronology of scripture in 31 installments. One pastor’s notes.


My church is, across all departments, going through The Story, a chronological, abridged edition of the Bible that takes you through the story of Scripture from Genesis to the end of Acts in 31, novel-like chapters. It’s a fun project that’s challenging me to deal with narrative sections, teach large chunks at a clip, and point my kids to Christ throughout the whole redemptive-historical story-line of the text.

That said, it seemed worth it to start posting my notes for these talks on a regular basis. It might happen every week, or not, depending on how helpful I think it is, or time constraints. My one request is that you remember these are pretty rough notes and I’m teaching my students, not a broader audience.

abraham and isaacText: Genesis 22 (Also, 12, 15)

One of the most terrifying and significant stories in western world, is God’s testing of Abraham with the…

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A 100 Days Update: Why The NK Underground Church Loves The Ten Commandments So Much

There’s such a history in the US of not considering the 10 Commandments appropriate for “New Testament Christians” it’s worth addressing, especially when it has such an interesting NK slant!

We try to teach the prologue with the commandments so that people realize these are ten commands given to those who have first received the grace of God’s deliverance not “10 ways to earn something from God”.

I’ll will repost this later today at the FB page for “Disciple Making in the Historic Church”

Do the Word


Greetings from the second week of 100 Days of Worship in the Common Places with the NK Underground Church!

  • If you’ve signed up and are participating, make sure to post up on our Facebook page with what you’re doing and how things are going. (And check out the posts of others, including the story about the husband and wife–and newborn baby–who did the NK Underground order of worship together in the hospital right after giving birth!)
  • If you haven’t yet signed up, it’s not too late. The participation kit is free; just cover the cost of shipping, and we can get it to you in the next few days. Here’s the signup page.

And whether you’ve signed up or not, here’s an answer to a question I get a lot: Why do NK underground Christians treasure the Ten Commandments so much?

Short answer: While a surprising number of Western…

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Fall Bible Reading Challenge Sept 22-December 31

Download your Fall Devotional for 100 Days of Prayer with the North Korean Underground Church

P.R.A.Y. the Bible

The Fall Bible Reading Challenge begins next week!

Bible Reading Guides can be downloaded at the bottom of this page…


PRAY The Bible With The Persecuted Church (PDF)

PRAY The Bible With The Persecuted Church (docx)

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