Author Archives: Derek McCosh

About Derek McCosh

I am a fortunate recipient of the Grace of God, a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband, a father, a pastor, and a church planter. I am passionate about glorifying God through evangelism, missions, expository preaching, teaching and mentoring. I am a husband to the most gorgeous woman alive, who loves Jesus and serves as a rock for me. I am a father of two beautiful daughters, a loving special needs son, and of two active Ghanian sons. I blog about whatever I feel led to share to encourage others to follow Jesus and live out their faith for His glory!

When My GPA Became An Idol

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Without the life of #Jesus and the #NewT

Without the life of #Jesus and the #NewTestament, one cannot properly understand the #OldTestament #Bible.

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#Israel attempts gesture for #peace agai

#Israel attempts gesture for #peace again at a cost! http://ow.ly/nWu5z

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The Beginning of The Fellowship

As most of our closest family and friends know, our family is in the process of relocating to Sweetwater, TN. Hopefully we’ll be moving into a home in town in a month or so. One of the main reasons for … Continue reading

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Praying for Partners

Recently, as many of you already know, the Lord moved our hearts to begin a new work—to plant a new church in Sweetwater, TN. He has called us to this work, equipped us for it, and we believe He is … Continue reading

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Legalism, Holiness, and Licentiousness

A recent response by Ed Stetzer to a Christianity Today article reminded me of a pressing issue in many churches in regards to ideas of legalism, holiness, and licentiousness.[1] Quite frequently pastors are accused of preaching legalism. Recently a pastor … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with My Church?

At some point, in a struggling church, someone who cares will ask the question, “What’s wrong with my church?” For the church to revive and thrive, this question must be asked, answered, and responded to with faith, repentance, and commitment! … Continue reading

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Why I Preach Expository Sermons

At a time when “feel good” preaching may be at an all-time high, I remain deeply committed to leading my people by preaching messages that come out of the text of Holy Scripture. By “feel good” I don’t mean to … Continue reading

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A New Start at Home

When I returned to college to prepare for ministry, one of my first classes at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College was a church planting class taught by Dr. Tim Searcy. It was a class I took for convenience, just to … Continue reading

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Bringing the Family Home

It’s been a while since we have shared publicly on this blog about the latest events in our lives, and in part the lack of sharing has been intentional. As we shared in our last post, within a few days … Continue reading

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