So you’ve gathered together on a Sunday. You’ve engaged in fellowship, serving, worship, and the Scriptures. You’ve been encouraged and taught from the Word, and now you’re headed out the door. Now what?Read more "Approaching Sundays: After"
Deuteronomy 6:4–9 (NIV84) 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. […]Read more "Disciplemaking Resources"
All of us want to do special things during the holiday season, make memories with our loved ones, and bring true meaning (back) to the center. But how? What does it look like, practically speaking? How can we fit it in? and does it even matter? Discipleship always matters. Start by putting aside regret for […]Read more "A Season of Hope"
Dear Christ follower, Conviction and condemnation will both happen in our lives, but one is from the Holy Spirit, and one is from the devil. And we can unfortunately confuse them. Conviction. This is when the Holy Spirit puts His finger on something happening in our lives right now (John 16:8) “This is what is […]Read more "Conviction versus Condemnation"
Joshua 4 records the Israelite nation as they finish crossing the Jordan River on dry ground. Verse 1 begins with this… Joshua 4:1-8: When all the nation had finished passing over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, 2 “Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man, 3 and command them, saying, ‘Take twelve stones from here out of […]Read more "12 Stone Memorials"
1 John 1:5: This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. What is your attitude toward God’s character? Because what you and I think about God is one of the most important question in our lives. It has implications […]Read more "God is light"
I’ve been in a lead preaching role for over 7 years now. And the longer I have gone in that role, the more certain convictions and beliefs have risen to the top of my heart. Here are five of them. The longer I go, the more I love and trust the Word. Maybe this seems […]Read more "The longer I go…in preaching"
“Fear God.” This command is given over 100 times in Scripture. It is referenced 20 times in the book of Proverbs alone. To fear God means that we live our entire lives in reverence to, or in a sense, with our knees bowed before Him. So if you were to drill it down a bit […]Read more "To ‘Fear God’ Means…"
1 Corinthians 3:6: I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. In the book of Acts, specifically chapters 18 and 19, we see that Paul initially started this church in Corinth. But then Apollos followed up the work of Paul. Paul often preached where no one had preached before. Apollos then worked in the established church, […]Read more "But God gave the growth"
Heather and I were in a local store the other day, and as we were making our way down this one particular aisle, a small child was walking happily along, but with his head turned to the side. He was on a crash course with me. Whether you’re a parent or not, you’ve seen this […]Read more "Watch Where You’re Going"