Central Reflections: Forging a Common Identity

Edmund Clowney 1917-2005.jpgWe are united to Christ; the living stones are joined to the cornerstone. In that way the church becomes the true house of God. Peter’s language is corporate. He thinks of the spiritual temple, not as the body of an individual believer, but as the body of believers, the company of those who are joined to Christ.

– Edmund Clowney (1917 – 2005)

1 Peter 2.1-12.pdf                 1 Peter 2.1-12.mp3

Palmer St. Podcast: Hear, O Israel!

Judaism has no over-arching statement of faith, catechism or official creed.  This passage from Deuteronomy, however, may be the closest thing it has of that variety.  We might think of this as the core of a biblical system of belief.

Deuteronomy 6.4-9.mp3

Deuteronomy 6.4-9.pdf

Deuteronomy 6.4-9.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: Children of God

One of the deepest human longings is the longing to belong. We have a need to be needed, a desire to be desired. We want to be part of a group where we feel accepted, where we fit in.

1 John 3.01-10.mp3

1 John 3.01-10.pdf

Palmer St. Podcast: That You May Not Sin

John Stott once put it like this:

“Sin and the child of God are incompatible. They may occasionally meet; they cannot live together in harmony.”

Sin disrupts our fellowship with God.  Fellowship with God disrupts our relationship with sin.

1 John 2.01-11.mp3

1 John 2.01-11.pdf

1 John 2.01-11.pptx