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Jesus Is My Everything

Jesus is my Everything BPFI

"You are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption." 1 Corinthians 1:30 Everything I need from God is brought to me by the God-Man. I don't have to be everything because Jesus is my everything. I don't have to know (fill in the blank) becauseJesus is my wisdom. I don't have to be (fill in the blank) becaus...

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Pray for Our Southeast Regional Prayer Retreat

Southeast Regional Prayer Retreat BPFI

Thanks to Wayne Brooks, member of our Executive Committee, for the following information. Would you pray for the pastors in our Southeast Region? They have gathered from the Bahamas, Florida, and Georgia to meet today through Thursday in Lake City, FL for a pastoral meeting and prayer retreat. Regional Leader, Keith Collins, articulates their aims: 1. It's a retreat to ...

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Advice to Young Pastors from R. C. Sproul, Tom Schreiner, and Carlos Contreras

The following blog post was originally published at The Gospel Coalition's blog. We are featuring it here because it includes our very own Carlos Contreras. This is the sixth installment in a series where TGC publishes brief answers from experienced church leaders to these questions: In addition to Scripture and sound doctrine, what should young pastors today be studying...

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1Charleston: Celebrating the Multi-Ethnic Gospel Together

1Charleston BPFI

When Paul speaks of confronting Peter of his hypocrisy and racism in Galatians 2:14, he states that Peter's conduct "was not in step with the truth of the gospel." In Sovereign Grace, we love the gospel. We are gospel-centered, we are gospel-preaching, we are gospel-singing, we are gospel people. But over the last few years, I've been convicted of an application of the gos...

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Join Us for The Gathering: Northeast Regional Worship Conference

The Gathering Northeast BPFI

Hosted by Covenant Fellowship Church, The Gathering: Northeast is a worship conference that seeks to equip pastors, worship leaders, musicians, and anyone who wants to grow in worshiping God. Our goal will be to understand better how the gospel is the heart of our gatherings and how we can ensure people leave our times together with a greater love for God's glory in the fa...

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How the Invisible God Makes His Love Visible

How the Invisible God...BPFI

At last week's Church Planting Retreat, I shared some musings from 1 John 4:1921. My hope for these reflections is to help us be a people who join God's mission by loving one another in such a way that we reflect to a watching world the love of God that we've received in Christ. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is ...

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How God Helped Our Church Planting Group Retreat

How God Helped...BPFI

For three days last week, I led a retreat for Sovereign Grace's National Church Planting Group. After adding Jeremy Oddy to our mix, this group also includes Andy Farmer, Mike Seaver, Chris Daukas, Ricky Alcantar, and Greg Dietrich. This morning, I sent this great team an email summarizing what God did among us during our time together. I have excerpted part of that lette...

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Snapshots of Pastors College Graduates: Bruce Chick

SG Pastors College Logo BPFI

Over the coming weeks, we will be sharing with you a series of snapshotsbrief glimpses into the lives of men who have attended the Pastors College. It is mostencouraging to hear how that experience has shaped them and how it is now serving them in their ministry roles in Sovereign Grace churches. As we look forward to next year, please pray with us that the Lord would only...

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Help Us Translate Worship Matters into Spanish!

Help Us Translate...BPFI

The blog post below was originally published on the Worship Matters blog on November 24, 2014. However, I wanted you to see this post here on our Plant Build blog because this is an important project that I would ask you to prayerfully consider supporting. Here's why: Translating Worship Matters into Spanish not only serves the broader body of Christ, it is also an expres...

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Celebrating God’s Faithfulness in 2014

Celebrating God's Faithfulness BPFI

As most of us do this time of year, I've spent some time reflecting on 2014. As I've pondered this past year, these verses from Psalm 111 came to mind: The works of his hands are faithful and just; all his precepts are trustworthy; they are established forever and ever, to be performed with faithfulness and uprightness. He sent redemption to his people; he has commanded h...

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