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Preaching Cohorts – A Brotherhood Model Of Coaching Preachers
 
A preaching cohort is a group of six to ten pastors who covenant together to develop and improve their skills
in expository preaching through joint workshops, mutual encouragement, and personal accountability. Click here to find out more about preaching cohorts, and email david.christensen@rephidimproject.org
 
Instructional Video
EPI-Center
Expository Preaching Resources
 
 
 
 
February 12, 2019 – Interrogating The Text
In this instructional video, David Christensen presents a methodology for investigating the meaning of a scriptural passage as part of sermon preparation.
EPI-Center is a collaborative effort to bring expository resources and training to New England pastors, church leaders and those who have a call to preach. The Cecil B. Day Foundation began the EPI-Center in 2015, and over 450 preachers have received training through the ministry. The EPI-Center merged with The Rephidim Project in September 2018. We train expository preachers by providing tools, resources, and teaching. We coordinate intensive preaching institutes and workshops for pastors in New England. If you would like to host an institute or workshop, please contact us, and we will be glad to work with you to schedule one. Click to read more…EPI-CENTER INFORMATION PACKET You can also find this information on our Expository Preaching Resources page…
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.
 
Expository preaching ought to be the primary focus of the preaching ministry in the church. Why? Expository preaching allows the Word of God to speak for itself with a minimal amount of human interference. It exposes the text. In other words, it is the method that balances the exegetical with the practical seeking to understand the text as the author intended it to be understood and apply the text as the listeners need it applied. Click to read more…

 
About The Rephidim Project
 
 
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On Celebrating A Loss Of Privacy
by Garrett Soucy
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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…
1/30/2019 – On Celebrating A Loss of Privacy by Garrett Soucy
I love my town. For the last 20 years, the population has hovered around 950 residents. This is almost four times the size of the town in which my parents now live. Often, when a man is describing his little neighborhood, or his tiny church fellowship, or the family-run business that employs him, he may sometimes feel as though he has to apologize for the unimpressive number of people. In some ways, this is understandable. It’s hard to get a good sized group all together with any sense of regularity and order. We are impressed with big churches, big corporations, and big cities. Somebody must be doing something right if all these people want to be here. Well . . . yes and no.  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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Resources
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digging
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Workshops

 
 
 
 
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Final Sermons 
Arrows of Victory 2 Kings 13:14-19 by Pastor David Christensen

Oct 21, 2018
Arrows of Victory 2 Kings 13:14-19
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  • Oct 21, 2018Arrows of Victory 2 Kings 13:14-19
    Oct 21, 2018
    Arrows of Victory 2 Kings 13:14-19
  • Oct 14, 2018A Great Commission Church Matthew 28:16-20
    Oct 14, 2018
    A Great Commission Church Matthew 28:16-20
Additional Sermon Series
 
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
Micah: Social Justice
 

 

Blogs by David Christensen
 
 
 
 
Bible Tips and Tidbits
 
 
 
 
PreacherTalk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Articles

 
 
Milk a Lot of Cows, But Churn Your Own Butter: Avoiding Plagiarism
by Jack L. Daniel
 
 
 
 
 
On Celebrating A Loss Of Privacy
by Garrett Soucy
 
 
 
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by Dave Deuel
 
 
 
 
PAUL AND PHILEMON
A Case Study In Pastoral Influence
by David Christensen

 

Books

 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Purchase from Amazon.com
 
 

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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David Christensen
Galilee Baptist Church
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Staff
 
 
 
Staff
 
 
 
Shirley Douglas is a staff contributor to The Rephidim Project, providing graphic design services. She has worked in various aspects of the design industry for over 17 years and runs her own graphic design consulting business. Shirley and her husband Patrick live in Maine and are members of Galilee Baptist Church. They are regular contributors and members of Galilee’s worship team, along with their daughter Hannah.  Shirley has a passion for service and worldwide missions and looks forward to living out God’s plan in her life.
 
Mark Halfacre is a staff contributor to the Rephidim Project, and also serves as chairman of the Board of Directors. His areas of focus include ministry, website, and media strategy. He retired from Texas Instruments in 2012 after a 33 year career in the semiconductor industry where he held a number of management roles in research and operations management. Mark and his wife Jana live in Maine and are members of Galilee Baptist Church where he also serves as an elder. They have two adult daughters and 3 grandchildren and enjoy cruising the Maine coast on their boat Pegasus. Mark has a passion for outreach and worldwide missions, and in exploring how new technologies can be used to spread God’s Word.
Adrian Wells is a staff contributor to the Rephidim Project providing information technology services, and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He has worked in Information Technology for over 20 years.  Adrian and his wife live in Maine along with their two active sons and are members of Galilee Baptist Church.  He enjoys working with technology and looks forward to how God will use this project to His glory.
 
 
 
Guest Contributors
 
 

Dave Deuel (MDiv, Th.M, M.A, PhD) is the Academic Dean Emeritus of the Master’s Academy International, Senior Research Fellow for the Christian Institute on Disability, and Lausanne Catalyst for Disability Concerns for the Lausanne Movement. He has taught Old Testament courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; was the General Editor for the Journal of Global Christianity and Committee Chairman of the Old Testament and Ancient Near East Section of the Evangelical Theological Society, and has served on numerous boards. Throughout his ministry, Dave has focused on helping others design and develop educational ministries primarily outside the USA.

Jack L. Daniel is Field Director for Overseed, a nonprofit ministry organization whose vision is to revitalize historic New England churches by recruiting, training, and supporting godly pastors to serve in their pulpits. He is Pastor Emeritus of Free Christian Church of Andover and North Andover, MA, a congregational church he pastored for 35 years. Jack holds degrees from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.) and Andover-Newton Theological School (D.Min. in Pastoral Counseling). Retired from full-time ministry in 2012, he remains passionate about preaching the gospel and coaching younger pastors.

Garrett Soucy and his wife, Siiri, live in Liberty, Maine with their nine children. He is the pastor of Christ the King Church in Belfast. He is also a writer and musician.