Posts by Michael Boehm

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Cradle Language

by Michael Boehm

The following blog post was written by Marie McMillan. Marie frequently writes thought provoking and insightful blog posts for Encounter. She is the wife of Robert McMillan who serves as an Elder of Encounter, and she is the mother of Eva, Katherine and Nathan. Marie and Robert are expecting their fourth child in August. The […]

The Sharp Edges of the Cross.

by Michael Boehm

It can be tempting to gloss over the desperate plight of sinners, seeking to soften the tragic reality of our sin in hopes of wooing people to the cross. The authors of the book Pierced for Our Transgressions remind us of the danger of “blunting the sharp edges of the cross”… The Lord Jesus Christ did not come […]

Christ Died In My Place.

by Michael Boehm

Greg Gilbert, in his book What is the Gospel, explains the significance and purpose of Jesus’ death: Jesus himself knew from the very beginning that his mission was to die for the sins of his people. The angel had announced at his very birth that “he will save his people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21), and […]

And Can It Be?

by Michael Boehm

If you ever doubt God’s love for you, look to the cross. Hymn writer Charles Wesley details for us the amazing love of our Savior in his hymn And Can it Be, written in 1738. Take time to meditate on the depth of the words of this great hymn. You can also listen to the […]

Your Good Deeds Won’t Do.

by Michael Boehm

The cross reminds us that our good deeds are unable to save us. In his book, Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, John Piper explains: What a folly it is to think that our good deeds may one day outweigh our bad deeds. It is folly for two reasons. First, it is not true. Even our […]

What Happens When I’m Hurt? A Lesson on Forgiveness

by Michael Boehm

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.” We all know the verse well.  Nearly 20 years after his brothers sold him into slavery, Joseph speaks to his brothers and offers a heart of forgiveness and compassion.  So how did […]

Communicating Biblically With Our Children

by Michael Boehm

(Editor’s Note: On Saturday, August 20, Tedd Tripp presented the workshop titled, Communicating Biblically with our Children. The workshop was a breakout session of the one-day conference, Counsel the Word, presented by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The following notes were compiled by Michael Boehm and are shared so others might receive benefit, instruction, and […]

Move Up Sunday

by Michael Boehm

Dear Parents, This Sunday, August 14, is Move-Up Sunday for our encounterKIDS ministry. Adjustments to the class rosters will be made according to the ages and classes of our students. Please read the following information carefully and identify in which class your child will be participating this year. Be certain to prepare your child for […]

Baptism By Immersion

by Michael Boehm

The following post was written by Encounter Partner, Dr. Steve Dill. Dr. Dill is a practicing veterinarian and a passionate follower of Christ.   One of the great things about studying animals in college was that I got to learn some really interesting facts about our furry friends. For instance, one of my professors revealed a […]

IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING BAPTISM & BBQ

by Michael Boehm

We are excited to have two people ready to declare their faith publicly this Sunday evening at Pinecrest Cottage. We are privileged to have our event at this beautiful space, so let’s be sure to represent Christ well and respect their property. Event Details: Location: 2806 Newburg Rd. Louisville, KY 40205. Map to Pinecrest Cottage […]