Tom Schmidt Blog Posts

I used the following sermon illustration  recently, and think it was helpful (my first ever sports analogy used in a sermon!): Imagine the following:  Two baseball teams agree to play…

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Sin Gives Birth to Sin A dog gives birth to puppies, and a cat gives birth to kittens, but our sin gives birth to more sins.  Perhaps the clearest example…

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What my idle, indecisive heart needs to see: O Courageous Christ, By the power of the Spirit, You perfectly loved the Father. Never paralyzed with fear, Never frozen with indecision,…

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Oh Idle Indecision, You cover me like a blanket, Warming me with your whispers of security: ‘Give it some more time.’ ‘Better off really thinking if over.’ ‘No harm in…

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Please keep me in prayer, I’ll be guest preaching again this Sunday at church in Zion, IL: http://www.meadowridge.org/ Preaching on 2 Sam 11 (David and Bathseba).  Pray that I am…

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Andrew Wilson has some helpful words on the distinction between preaching and teaching: http://thinktheology.co.uk/blog/article/whats_the_difference_between_preaching_and_teaching  

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This past Sunday I had the opportunity to preach on Isaiah 59, and I used sentence diagramming to help me understand the text.   Diagramming a passage is when you lay…

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23 Truths For The Redeemed In Christ To redeem a thing is to take something that is broken/corrupt/enslaved and to deliver it, making it complete/cleansed/liberated.  The Bible teaches us that…

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