Posts by Andrew Courtis (Page 26)

Posts by Andrew Courtis (Page 26)

The Priority of Prayer

  Prayer is an essential element to the Christian life. The priority of prayer is clearly seen in the life of our Lord. We learn that He often withdrew from the crowds and privately prayed in a secluded place (Luke 5:16). Before appointing the twelve disciples He continued all night in prayer to the Father (Luke 6:12). Prayer was a priority in His ministry. This…

Consumed by the Glory of Christ

In my preparation for a sermon series in the book of Colossians, in addition to some great commentaries, I have been reading one of Banner’s Puritan Paperbacks titled “The Glory of Christ” by John Owen. This has been an amazing read! In this post, I would like to share with you one of the many treasures in this volume. In chapter 3 (The Glory of Christ in His Person) Owen…

The Bible’s Authority

When it comes to knowing God’s will, seeking guidance, providing teaching on matters concerning salvation and spiritual growth many are asserting that churches ought to look outside of Scripture. This can be seen by those who embrace and promote personal experience, extra-biblical revelation, mysticism, philosophy, seeker sensitive strategies, and even tradition for…

The gospel in 1 Timothy 1:15

Photo credit: © genotar1 – Fotolia.com With this post we welcome our new pastor, Andrew Courtis, to the Hills Bible Church Blog. 1 Timothy 1:15 is right up there with John 3:16 as a great mini gospel text. It summarizes the grand truths of the gospel in a short memorable statement. Consider these simple (yet profound) words: “the saying is trustworthy and deserving…