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Biblical Preaching Survey 2018
 
The survey reveals that the pastors are hardworking, biblical, faithful and well-educated. The majority of the pastors possess graduate degrees and spend at least eleven hours a week in sermon preparation. Over 50% have served in their current ministry less than ten years, but over one in five have served more than twenty years. Studies of Bible books are the preferred method of preaching by 60% of pastors, and three out of four pastors stress the exegesis of Scripture in their preparations. Click here to find this article on the Expository Preaching Resources Page…
 
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Paul and Philemon: A Case Study in Pastoral Influence
by David Christensen
 
 
 
December 11, 2018 – Paul and Philemon
Pastor Joe was frustrated. He felt strongly that Ken, a gifted young man in his church, was ready to take the next step into spiritual leadership. Pastor Joe had been meeting regularly with him for several years now, and Ken had grown rapidly both in his knowledge of the Word and his commitment to Christ. Ken was a gifted young man who could help the church grow. However, Bob was unconvinced. Bob was a key leader in the church. What he said often carried the day at business meetings because he was highly respected. Bob was a successful businessman whose donations were critical to the financial health of the church. Click here to find the article “Paul and Philemon” on the Articles page.
November 12, 2018 -Sermon Waypoints
I just returned from a ten-day boat trip down the eastern coast from Falmouth, Maine to Norfolk, Virginia in Mark Halfacre’s boat Pegasus. Mark was beginning his trip down the intra-coastal waterway to Florida, and I had the privilege of joining him on the first leg. Each night Mark would get out his navigational charts on the IPad and plot his course for the next day. He had to chart a course that avoided shoals under water and buoys above yet led us to the next marina. Click to read more…
Expository preaching is the explanation of a biblical passage in its context that forms a complete unit of thought shaped by the intent of the original author and the structure of the passage which the Holy Spirit applies to the preacher and through the personality of the preacher makes the message relevant to people today. Click to read more or go to the Expository Resources Page.

 
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The Rephidim Project exists to support those on the frontlines of spiritual battle with the resources to be refreshed through the study of Scripture to spread God’s Word in this world more effectively. Pastors and missionaries become weary in the work and may feel isolated and discouraged. We seek to “encourage the exhausted and strengthen the weak” (Isaiah 35:3) through developing and distributing resources for Bible exposition. Click to read more…
12/10/2018 – Living God or Dead Idols?
Idolatry in the church compromises the witness of Christians because idolatry pollutes our worship. The surest way to kill our witness is to allow idols to cloud our worship. Paul wrote, “Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? Because we ourselves are the temple of the living God” (2 Cor. 6:16).We think of idols as those little statues that people made and put in their homes or in their sacred places. Those graven images were icons of something in the heart. Click to read more…
We thank you for your prayers and support for the Rephidim Project, as we seek to encourage and equip pastors around the world with tools to spread God’s Word more effectively through expository preaching. If you would like to support the Repihidim Project financially, please follow the link to our online giving page. Alternatively, you may mail a check directly to:
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Current Sermon Series: Social Justice, The Book of Micah

Trusting God In An Immoral World Micah 7:1-20 by Pastor David Christensen

Sep 2, 2018
Trusting God In An Immoral World Micah 7:1-20
Series: Micah
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  • Sep 2, 2018Trusting God In An Immoral World Micah 7:1-20
    Sep 2, 2018
    Trusting God In An Immoral World Micah 7:1-20
    Series: Micah
  • Aug 19, 2018A Grand Jury Indictment Micah 6:1-16
    Aug 19, 2018
    A Grand Jury Indictment Micah 6:1-16
    Series: Micah
  • Aug 12, 2018The King’s People Micah 5:1-15
    Aug 12, 2018
    The King’s People Micah 5:1-15
    Series: Micah
  • Aug 5, 2018God’s Surprises Micah 4:1-13
    Aug 5, 2018
    God’s Surprises Micah 4:1-13
    Series: Micah
  • Jul 29, 2018Selling Out God Micah 3:1-12
    Jul 29, 2018
    Selling Out God Micah 3:1-12
    Series: Micah
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1 John:
Fellowship With God
1 Samuel: Integrity,
The Fulcrum
Hebrews: The Supremacy Of Christ
Titus: Healthy
Church Practice
Romans:
Sanctification
Judges:
Culture Wars
Philippians:
Living Fellowship
1 Peter: Living In A
Hostile World
Ecclesiastes: Meaningless! 
Life Without God
Acts: His Church
And Our Mission
Genesis: The Book
Of Beginnings
Revelation: Final
Judgement

Luke: To Seek
And To Save

 

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A Case Study In Pastoral Influence
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Resources can be purchased online in physical or electronic formats.  Please find the following books below:
 
Transformed By Adoption
 
 
 
 

 Transformed By Adoption

Our Heavenly Father has adopted us into His family and our adoption is the foundation for our transformation. Spiritual transformation is a gradual process of change as we learn the ways of our Father. Christians want to live a victorious life immediately. Talk of being radical or revolutionary Christians excites us but these descriptions imply that other Christians are lesser members of the family of God. Many consider the normal Christian life inferior to the higher Christian life. What is a normal Christian life? The Apostle Paul describes a normal Christian life in Romans 6-8. A normal Christian pursues holiness while wrestling with sin throughout life. The habits of sin must be replaced with the habits of holiness by the power of the Spirit. We grow to be like Christ as we walk in step with the Spirit. We are children of God by adoption so we must learn the ways of God by practice. When we fail we run into the arms of our Father and find our security in His love.

 
Friends With Jesus
 
 
 
 

Friends With Jesus

 

Is your Christian life dull and dry, full of rituals and responsibilities without any passion or joy? Has your obedience become a duty and your faith turned into an obligation? Renew your relationship with Jesus through this study of John 13-16. Jesus invites you to be His friends not merely His servants. Kindle the passion of fresh friendship with Jesus as He opens His heart to you in these chapters. His self-disclosure encourages your transparency as you explore what it means to be friends with Jesus. Jesus wants you to experience the depths of spiritual intimacy with Him. He desires your friendship, not just your service. Enjoy the riches of His love as you explore Jesus most intimate teachings shared just before He died for you.

 
Expository Insights On John 13-17
 
 
 
 
 
Expository Insights On John 13-17
 
 
Expository preaching exposes the ideas in the biblical unit of thought, so the sermon follows the flow of the passage. The hearers should be able to think their way through the passage after the sermon has been preached.  The preacher seeks to visualize the flow of thought – to picture the structure of the passage. The sermon should expose the hinges on which the passage swings by developing an outline based on the structure but written in contemporary language. This workbook provides a structural diagram based on the Greek text side by side with a format for the expositor to develop an outline from the passage. Short, practical insights add exegetical depth and sermon seed thoughts to help the preacher flesh out the message. The workbook encourages the preacher to mine the riches of John 13-17 for personal growth and sermon preparation.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Faces of Forgiveness:

Healing for the Hurts We Feel

Forgiveness is not easy despite the pictures painted in many sermons. We all struggle to forgive the hurts we feel. Bitterness and resentment threaten our souls if we do not release the poison to God. Pastor David Christensen deals honestly with the pain we feel while pointing us to the wonderful release we can enjoy when we give and receive forgiveness. The book uses the metaphor of faces to teach about forgiveness. The faces of those who experience healing form the backdrop for a theology of forgiveness. There are vertical and horizontal faces of forgiveness as we look to God and others. There are judicial and relational faces of forgiveness as we deal with God and others to find the healing that forgiveness brings to our hearts. David lays out the practical steps we must take to experience the healing power of forgiveness. We must learn to accept the grace, name the blame and release the poison of unforgiveness to find healing for the hurts we feel.

 
 

About The Rephidim Project

The Rephidim Project exists to support those on the frontlines of spiritual battle with the resources to be refreshed through the study of Scripture to spread God’s Word in this world more effectively. Pastors and missionaries become weary in the work and may feel isolated and discouraged. We seek to “encourage the exhausted and strengthen the weak” (Isaiah 35:3) through developing and distributing resources for Bible exposition. Read More…

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