Joey Tomlinson

Joey Tomlinson (D.Min, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) lives in Yorktown, VA with his wife, Brayden and their son, Henry Jacob. Brayden and Joey are expecting their second son Owen soon. He has served as a pastor at Coastal Community Church for over 10 years. Check out more of his writing at Broad Oak Piety.
Counseling Doubters

Counseling Doubters

You do not have to be a counselor to be well acquainted with doubt. At some point doubt plagues all of us and we engage with doubters as we journey with others in the ups and downs of life. As a counselor I deal with this issue of doubt all the time and in this short...

Story of Redemption Bible

Story of Redemption Bible

I’ve had the opportunity to get my hands on a copy of Crossway’s new Story of Redemption Bible, and I have enjoyed it for what it is. First, allow me to say that I appreciate Crossway not calling this Bible a study Bible. It seems that study Bibles come out so...

God Deals With Us According to Christ

God Deals With Us According to Christ

4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the...

We Were Children of Wrath

We Were Children of Wrath

“in which you once walked according to the [a]course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, 3 among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the...

Death to Life

Death to Life

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,” (Ephesians 2:1 NKJV) You were dead. The Greek word dead (nekrous) literally means ‘corpse’ or ‘dead body’. Paul is reminding the church of Ephesus they were powerless, trapped in their trespasses and sins....