Devotionals

  • The Gospel of God #20, Romans 2:6-8, “Paul’s Screwtape Letter”

    By Josh Moody

    When I was looking at this passage earlier this week, the thought came to my mind that this was probably the most countercultural passage in the Bible! How could we look at this passage and understand it today? Why would we invite a friend to come to church to hear this passage explained? And then it dawned on me: here in this passage is the antidote to probably the greatest test we face now. I’ve formulated it as "Paul’s Screwtape Letter"—playing off the famous book by C.S. Lewis. Paul here is providing ammunition to counter one of the standard temptations that we face at the moment. I would love to have your input and observations as we look at Romans 2:6-8 on Sunday at College Church. Here is a video introducing the theme of the sermon. And here is one recent analysis* of the prevalent narcissism of our culture which this passage answers. What Paul is…

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    Keith and Kristyn Getty Concert April 23

    By Josh Moody

    On Wednesday, April 23, at 7:00 p.m. Keith and Kristyn Getty will be in concert at College Church. You can learn more about the Gettys and their music and modern hymns at their website. This will be a great opportunity to invite friends and join in a special evening with the Gettys. Tickets are $15 prior to April 22, and $20 at the door. They can be purchased here. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

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    Orthodoxy and Vitality

    By Josh Moody

    The following article was written for Evangelicals Now and published in their news publication for February 2014. In this month’s column, Josh Moody interviews Dr. Philip Ryken, president of Wheaton College. JM: What do you love about Wheaton College? PR: Honestly, I love almost everything about Wheaton College. I was virtually raised on this campus – my father taught English Literature here for almost 50 years – and I have a life-long love affair with this community. I love the way our faculty pursues the life of the mind, in a context where learning is integrated with faith and life. I love the breadth of our liberal arts curriculum, which invites all of our students to study great books and pursue learning across a wide range of disciplines in the arts and sciences. I love the music we make in our exceptional conservatory. I love our nationally-ranked sports teams. I love our close association with the evangelism…

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    Sermon Video: A Story of Wrath

    By Josh Moody

    The video from Sunday's sermon, "A Story of Wrath," from Romans 2:5 in "The Gospel of God" series is online. You can watch it here. Sermon questions are also available here.

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    The Gospel of God #19: A Story of Wrath

    By Josh Moody

    This Sunday, March 9, at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m., we will be returning to our series “The Gospel of God.” In many ways the verse we are looking at, Romans 2:5, in its context of the grace and love and kindness of God, is the one verse in the Bible that many people do not want us to read. How do we understand this part of the Bible’s teaching? How do we apply it to our lives? What does Paul mean by this “Day” that is to come? Why does that make any difference to our lives now? As I have been praying through this passage as we return to Romans, I have become more and more convinced that this teaching here in this verse in its context is the key to unlocking many a human heart, and gathering a fresh sense of all that Christ is and all that Christ has done. There…

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    Video: Rosaria Butterfield Seminar

    By Josh Moody

    On February 1, Rosaria Butterfield led a seminar at College Church on "Homosexuality and the Bible." You can watch it here: http://vimeo.com/85863936 Rosaria also spoke to the high school and college students the night before her seminar, and the audio of that message can be heard here.

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