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Blog Posts from 2014


    Blog Entry on Mar 12, 2014

    The thrust of Zechariah is essentially this: After the discipline of the Exile, Zechariah declares that God is renewing his commitment to restore Judah as his treasured people.

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    Blog Entry on Mar 7, 2014

    On Thursday, February 27th, David Robertson and Ted Ammon debated the question of whether or not someone can be morally good without God.  From the Christian perspective, it was a treat to see Robertson, a fellow believer, using the opportunity to major on man’s sin, which ultimately pointed those of us in the room to the need for a gracious God to provide a Savior.

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    Blog Entry on Feb 28, 2014

    Going on a mission trip for the first time can be daunting, especially if it is to a foreign field where you don't know the language or customs. Just thinking of the strange food you'll eat, strange bed you'll be sleeping in, the cultural faux pas you might make, or even the dangers that you may face, can be enough to give you serious doubts about going. The...

    Blog Entry on Feb 28, 2014

    The following posts are part of the blog series "The Harvest is Plentiful", and was done in conjunction with 2014 Mission Conference at FPC Jackson. Clink on the links below to read the entire series.

    Pt. 1 "First Month of Ministry at RUF Belhaven" by Rev. Seth Starkey, RUF Belhaven

    Pt. 2 "Am I Missionary?" by Rev. David Strain, Minister of Teaching and Mission, FPC Jackson...

    Blog Entry on Feb 27, 2014

    My mom tells me that when I was born she would hide my face in public. True story! She couldn't handle the grimacing looks people gave when they saw me. Apparently, I was so hideous that she took very few pictures of me as an infant. This was mostly due to a massive stork bite that rested right between my eyes. I know you're thinking, "O bless his...

    Blog Entry on Feb 25, 2014

    Am I a missionary?

    The typical image of a missionary involves intrepid westerners venturing into unexplored territory, risking life and limb in the cause of reaching distant tribes in exotic locations. The names of the missionary heroes of the past immediately come to mind: William Carey in India, Adoniram Judson in Burma, David Livingstone in Africa, Hudson Taylor in China, Jim Elliot in Ecuador. Praise God...

    Blog Entry on Feb 24, 2014

    Editors' note: The following post from Rev. Seth Starkey is part of a  blog series in conjunction with 2014 Mission Conference at FPC Jackson. 

    2014 is off to the races for the Starkey family. This has been, without a doubt, the craziest 2 months of our lives. I arrived in Jackson on Monday, December 30 with all (well, nearly all) of my earthly possessions but without my pregnant...

    After Exile

    In tandem with our sermon series from the Book of Zechariah on Lord’s Day Evenings, we will be doing a series of short blog posts on the Post-Exilic Prophets, giving a brief introduction to some of their themes and messages. But for now, how about a brief introduction to this obscure little section of the Old Testament called the Post-Exilic Prophets? For starters, what in the world do...

    Pastor's Perspective on Feb 13, 2014

    Though being without a Senior Minister is not ideal, one of the blessings we have had lately is the presence of some very fine men filling the pulpit for us here at First Presbyterian Jackson. I have been thankful and blessed by every sermon here in 2014. This coming week is no exception. We are delighted to welcome The Reverend Paul Levy to our pulpit starting...

    Blog Entry on Feb 7, 2014

    Every year during the month-long break between the fall and spring semesters, I try to read a biography or two (Admittedly, my default response when presented with extra leisure time is to fill it with more reading). This year, I am finishing up a short little biography on the English Presbyterian Matthew Henry (1662-1714). Most well-known for his Commentary on the Whole Bible and Method for Prayer, this short little biography...