December 20, 2018

When I was in school I always got nervous thinking about final exams, especially if they were cumulative. The best thing to do is study a little every day; don't cram for it at the last minute. One day we will stand before God and the entirety of our life will be exami...

December 18, 2018

I’m sure some will find my words to be too direct or harsh but I assure that’s not my intent.  Others may say I’m being legalistic or condemning, but at the risk of these misrepresentations I want to share truth with you that you probably won’t hear from many who are c...

November 8, 2018

Checkout this marvelous statement from the great Princeton Theologian Charles Hodge in The Way of Life.

We cannot make progress in holiness unless we devote much time to the reading, hearing, meditating upon the Word of God, which is the truth whereby we are sanctified....

September 18, 2018

Reading the Scripture with your senses is a great way to meditate on God’s Word. If you’re short on time or feeling bored with your devotions, transport yourself into the world of the Word and experience firsthand what you’re reading. What you sense there will lodge in...

September 14, 2018

Last Sunday I spoke on how we should celebrate 68 years as a church. We should remember the Lord, return to him, and rejoice in his redeeming glory. Here are a couple of thoughts that came out of my time of meditation on the first two points.
 

  1. When we forget God, w...

August 16, 2018

Pastor, sometimes your people want to help you preach, but they don’t know how. They feel like their only job is to sit in the pew and listen. Certainly, listening to the sermon is very important, but if you let them know how they can help you preach, they will respond...

August 14, 2018

Hey pastor, do you ever go to Sunday school? Do you only attend church gatherings you lead? Do you inwardly feel above being taught by others? Here are 7 good reasons to make a habit of regularly attending Sunday school or small group.

1. It breeds humility in us - Atte...

July 31, 2018

Third tier issues don’t rise to the level of salvation or even church membership, but they are worth discussing and working through. By fuss, I mean discuss and perhaps disagree with others, but in a loving manner. We should be careful not to elevate a third-tier conce...

July 23, 2018

In my last blog post, I mentioned the title of a sermon I once heard, “Things I’ll Die For, Things I’ll Fight For, and Things I’ll Fuss About,” and explained the need for category distinction with respect to Christian doctrine.  This week, I’m taking some liberty with...

July 4, 2018

“Things I’ll Die For, Things I’ll Fight For, and Things I’ll Fuss About.”  That was the title of a sermon I once heard. That may sound humorous, but these kinds of distinctions need to be made for the Christian community. Failure to make such divisions can lead to arro...