Marks of a Healthy Church- A Biblical Understanding of Conversion

A few weeks ago we began looking at the distinguishing marks of a healthy church. People typically determine the “success” of a church by numbers, programs, or budget. However, we must ask ourselves if the Bible focuses on such qualities. In 9 Marks of a Healthy...

Don’t Be Anxious

Matt. 6:25-34, “25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither...

The Telling Tale of Your Wealth

Today, I would ask you to consider the question: Where are you spending yourself for that which does not profit? A close examination of where you expend the most energy, time and resources will reveal quickly what you prize the most. For some of us, this can be such a...

Getting Rest From the God Who Cares

Psalm 127:2, “It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.” I confess these past few months have been busy. My work schedule keeps me busy during the week with its daily early morning...

The Only Thing You Can Give To God

What is that feeling at the end of a short-term trip feeding the hungry, helping the poor, building houses in places ravaged by natural disasters, or playing with orphans in a third world country? That feeling that can sometimes come after giving generously at church...

When You Fast

Matthew 6:16-18, “16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,...

Why It Matters What We Write: A Case for the Importance of Writing in the Christian Life

My writing journey began in the summer of 1998 as a junior in high school at the age of 17 when I started writing for my friends in my high school youth group. To be honest, I wasn’t any good at writing, but I had a desire to help people grow in the grace and...

The Importance of Preaching the Theology of Suffering

Learning Obedience by Suffering One of the most mysterious statements about Christ in the Bible appears in Hebrews 5:8: “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered.” The Holy Spirit had just asserted that Christ, though tempted as...

Valentine’s Day: Vanity, Pleasure, and the Love of God in Christ Alone

Today is Valentine’s Day a day where men all over the country and the world will spend a lot of money on their wives if they are married or their girlfriends if they aren’t. Valentine’s Day is, to put it mildly, a day where love is commercialized. This shouldn’t...

Forgiveness and the Child of God

Matthew 6:14-15, “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” God’s gifts to His children require something of them. As...

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Don’t Be Anxious

Matt. 6:25-34, “25 “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air: they neither...

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When You Fast

Matthew 6:16-18, “16 “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,...

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Prayer and Temptation

Matthew 6:13 “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” In verse 12 Jesus taught His disciples to ask for forgiveness when they have broken their relationship with the Father. Because God forgives us, we are to be forgiving toward others. Being...

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