James Forbis

James Forbis is a graduate of The University of Arkansas, a former Jr. High and High School football coach, and American history teacher. He is completing his M.DIV at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Great Commission Studies and Expository Preaching. He’s a self-proclaimed sweet tea connoisseur and Tex-Mex addict. Most Saturday's you can find him cheering on his Arkansas Razorbacks, hiking or fishing, or reading up on his favorite subject, the Revolutionary War, or spending time with his wife.
Being an Eeyore in the Midst of Ministry

Being an Eeyore in the Midst of Ministry

One of my favorite characters in the Disney pantheon is a small stuffed donkey everyone knows by the name of Eeyore. He’s quaint, he’s rustic, he is down to earth, but most of all he is the epitome of the human condition when it comes to doubt. Often times in my life...

Redemption Tour

Redemption Tour

Ephesians 1:7-10, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making know to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he...

Adopted by God

Adopted by God

Ephesians 1:5-6, “In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved.” Adoption is the gospel. Seems like a pretty bold claim to...

Chosen for Holiness

Chosen for Holiness

Ephesians 1:4, “even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.” R.C. Sproul said, “To be a saint means to be separated. But it means more than that. The saint also is to be involved in a vital process of...

Who, What, Where, and Why of Ephesians

Who, What, Where, and Why of Ephesians

Ephesians 1:1-2, “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are in Ephesus, and are faithful in Christ Jesus. Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” At first glance, the first two verses of Ephesians come...