At our church we preach through books of the Bible. We often proclaim that "nothing is better for God's people than God's Word." And we feel the best way to preach God's Word to God's people is by working systematically through books of the Bible. Right now, we are learning from Paul's letter to Titus. … Continue reading RECOMMENDED RESOURCE: Identifying False Teachers
Sometimes a preacher says something so perfectly that it does not even do well for another preacher to elaborate. In studying to teach on the Lord's Supper, I came across this reality with the words of Charles Spurgeon. His take on the ease with which we forget Christ is amazing and worth relaying: "It pictures … Continue reading Spurgeon on Forgetting Jesus
Disclaimer: Some parts of this blog involve me divulging information about myself of which I am not proud. Sometimes I plumb the depths of my depraved heart for the edification of the reader, even at times at the detriment of my reputation. But the truth is that I just want to be real with the … Continue reading Know Your Heart
This week in my Seminary Apologetics class, we were asked to discuss the role of works in the life of the believer. This is one of the subjects of discipleship about which I am quite passionate. I love to discuss how works versus faith, just as the apostle James did. Because this is a favorite … Continue reading Where Do Good Works Fit In?
Over the past month, I was able to teach a Bible class at Westover Christian Academy. I spent nine days over three weeks walking the students through the book of Acts in a study called "Church on Fire." During this series, I connected with several of the students via Twitter. Today, two of the students … Continue reading Homosexuality and Heaven
The video below is one of the clearest, most clever, and most convincing GOSPEL presentations I have ever heard. It is quoted below for further clarity. The artist is named Propaganda, and he can be found at Humble Beast Records. http://vimeo.com/20960385 It’s the full story of life crushed into four minutes The entirety of humanity … Continue reading The G.O.S.P.E.L.
"I will tell you what a tragedy is. I will show you how to waste your life. Consider a story from the February 1998 edition of Reader’s Digest, which tells about a couple who 'took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast five years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now … Continue reading Don’t Waste Your Life…or the gift of salvation.
In the last few days, we have walked through the story of sin and then the redemption God gave us over sin through His son, Jesus. It is a beautiful story. It is full of grace and love. But the story is not quite finished. Jesus called us to live differently than the world does. … Continue reading Parakaleo: The Gift After the Cross