Preaching the Law

Reformed Answers posed a question to Stephen Um about how to go about preaching the Law. The question: How does the concept of law reception help us preach through commands and other legal portions of Scripture? The following is an excerpt of Um’s answer and the full article can be found here. Well, God commands his people to […]

Life on Mission 2016 Conference with Erik Raymond

This coming March, Westgate Church of Weston, Massachusetts is hosting their third annual conference on “Life on Mission”. The main speaker this year will be Erik Raymond. Erik Raymond was born and raised in Massachusetts. He moved to Omaha while in the Air Force. And it was through a faithful co-worker that God brought the […]

Adopting the Discipline of Prayer

Whenever I get on YouTube, I always have “recommended videos” that pop up on the home page. As of lately, the videos tend to be that of Will Ferrell’s funniest moments, soccer highlights of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, impossible frisbee tosses, some way of cutting some type of vegetable, and some bow hunting videos. One of the […]

Preaching Narratives

Reformed Answers posed a question to Pastor Um about how to preach narratives. The question was: What is story completion, and how does it help us preach through the narrative sections of scripture? Here is a short excerpt of his answer while the full article can be found here: Again, when we’re looking at another gospel piece, […]

The Secure Leader (Acts 29 Sermon by Stephen Um)

This past month, Pastor Stephen Um went to preach at the Acts 29 Conference in Dallas. Alongside him preaching were Matt Chandler, Doug Logan, Scotty Smith, and Steve Timmis. The conference theme came from 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. It is clear from both 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 that there is nothing extraordinary about […]

Cyber Monday Deals

One of the great things that God has done with the Christian faith is put pens to papers. There are many men and women that God has raised up to help us know Him more by writing great books. Today, which is obvious to almost all, is “Cyber Monday”. So, here are some of the […]

John Piper on Paris

Many have been rattled inside by the terrorist attack last week in Paris. It would be a concern if someone didn’t. The sight of seeing humanity rage in anger and hate against each other is a living nightmare. Especially in times like these, we are awakened to our need of God. We need God to […]

The Sequel to J.I. Packer’s ‘Knowing God’ (TGC Excerpt)

I first read J.I. Packer’s Knowing God in December 2011. It would be minimal to say that Packer greatly helped me come to know God. Like many Christians, J.I. Packer has given us a book that greatly opened up the Scriptures to show us the attributes of God. Recently, Mark Jones, pastor of Faith Vancouver Presbyterian […]