Topic: Brian G. Najapfour

15 Pointers for Preaching

By: Pastor Brian G. Najapfour Brian is pastor of Dutton United Reformed Church, Caledonia, Michigan and author of The Very Heart of Prayer: Reclaiming John Bunyan’s Spirituality (2012), Jonathan Edwards: His Doctrine of and Devotion to Prayer (2013), and Child Dedication: Considered Historically, Theologically, And Pastorally (2014). 1.    Preach doctrinally. Don’t only teach Bible doctrines such…

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The Cross, the Gospel, & Christ

By: Pastor Brian G. Najapfour Brian is pastor of Dutton United Reformed Church, Caledonia, Michigan and author of The Very Heart of Prayer: Reclaiming John Bunyan’s Spirituality (2012), Jonathan Edwards: His Doctrine of and Devotion to Prayer (2013), and Child Dedication: Considered Historically, Theologically, And Pastorally (2014). As a technical term, the word cross has…

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The Ground of Our Gratitude

By: Brian G. Najapfour Brian G. Najapfour is Pastor at Dutton United Reformed Church and author.  For a brief bio on Brian see: http://biblicalspirituality.wordpress.com/brief-bio/. www.newlineministries.com   Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good… (Psalm 118:1a)   The ultimate ground of our gratitude is not our circumstances, but God’s character. The ultimate ground of…

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Did God Punish the Philippines with Typhoon Yolanda?

By: Brian G. Najapfour Recently, Brian’s native land in the Philippines was hit by a natural disaster.  Brian brings a unique, helpful, and biblical perspective to all of us during this time.Brian G. Najapfour is Pastor at Dutton United Reformed Church and author. For a brief bio on Brian see: http://biblicalspirituality.wordpress.com/brief-bio/. www.newlineministries.com   In 2005, Hurricane…

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Eight Truths about the Lord’s Supper Based on 1 Corinthians 11:23-30

By Pastor Brian G. Najapfour Brian G. Najapfour is Pastor at Dutton United Reformed Church and author. For a brief bio on Brian see: http://biblicalspirituality.wordpress.com/brief-bio/. www.newlineministries.com The Lord’s Supper is a: 1. Celebration with thanksgiving: “and when he had given thanks” (v. 24a).  If Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with gratitude to His Father, should…

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Five Reasons Why Partiality is Unbiblical

By Pastor Brian G. Najapfour Brian G. Najapfour is Pastor at Dutton United Reformed Church and author. For a brief bio on Brian see: http://biblicalspirituality.wordpress.com/brief-bio/. In the first half of the second chapter of James, the author deals with the problem of partiality or favoritism in the church. James says in verse one: “My brothers,…

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Five Kinds of Hearers of God’s Word

By Pastor Brian G. Najapfour Brian G. Najapfour is Pastor at Dutton United Reformed Church, author, and PhD student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.For a brief bio on Brian see: http://biblicalspirituality.wordpress.com/brief-bio/.   “But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and…

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