About Derick Dickens

I have an MAR, MDiv, and MBA. I love my lovely wife and family.

Public Notes


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  • Derick shared from Gospel-Centered Teaching: Showing Christ in All the Scripture by Trevin Wax
    Lack of mission is rarely a knowledge problem; it’s a worship problem. We don’t have any trouble talking about the things we love most. Whenever we find something worthy of attention, we talk about it. The same is true of our relationship with Christ. The more we are in awe of His worthiness, the more likely we are to speak of Him to others.
    Note: Lack of mission is mostly not a knowledge problem, but a mission problem.
  • Derick shared from Gospel-Centered Teaching: Showing Christ in All the Scripture by Trevin Wax
    If the Bible is merely a record of God’s interactions with people in the past and not the inspired, inerrant Word of God to us today, then we have no ultimate authority to submit to. We are left with our own whims and preferences instead of the unchanging, authoritative Word of God.
    Note: The Bible
  • Derick shared from Gospel-Centered Teaching: Showing Christ in All the Scripture by Trevin Wax
    Go to the Bible looking for God. Find Him, and application will follow. But go looking for application, and you may miss both.
    Note: Well said. Look for God in the Bible, not application
  • Derick shared from Gospel-Centered Teaching: Showing Christ in All the Scripture by Trevin Wax
    You should make sure that your application is connected to the gospel in a way where the unbelieving person senses a difference between “morality” and “the gospel.” You want your application to go beyond “be a nice person.”
    Note: Application and preaching
  • Derick shared from Gospel-Centered Teaching: Showing Christ in All the Scripture by Trevin Wax
    order to be gospel-centered, I suggest you ask three major questions of every lesson you prepare, sermon you preach, or discussion time you facilitate. No matter what passage of Scripture you’re studying, what practical topic you’re discussing, or theological truth you are presenting, you ought to ask these three questions: How does this topic/passage fit into the big story of Scripture? What is distinctively Christian about the way I am addressing the topic/passage? (Would this be true if Jesus hadn’t died and been raised?) How does this truth equip God’s church to live on mission?
    Note: If you lead Bible studies then you should be asking these questions