Part 3 in a 10 part series. View series intro and index. It is not just enough to know conceptually that every text is a road to Christ. It's also not enough to know how to set up a devotional time. After all, intellectual knowledge never saved anyone from hell and creating a good devo plan … Continue reading The Gospel in All of Life
Keith Green died 29 years ago today. He was 28 years old. Here is an hour-long video about his life. http://youtu.be/fXOhSScVMUs
Last month I gave a message to our high school ministry titled "Making All the Sad Things Untrue." Here is a Wordle of that talk for you visual learners.
Movie actor Brad Pitt, explaining why he abandoned Christianity, spoke for many when he said, "I didn't understand this idea of a God who says, 'You have to acknowledge me. You have to say that I'm the best, and then I'll give you eternal happiness. If you won't then you don't get it!' It seemed to … Continue reading God is Not Egotistical
It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep. (Psalm 127:2) We must always live in faith that God is the one working in and through us (Phil. 2:13). He is the one who makes things tick. … Continue reading Trust in God, Get to Sleep
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? (Romans 6:3) How could someone, Paul argues, who has died with Christ through the public display of baptism (the external display of an internal reality; the symbolic representation of our death and resurrection with Christ) … Continue reading Christian and Unbaptized? Unthinkable.
Oftentimes in the Christian life, we do not want to do something even though it is the right thing to do. It may be something that causes us to be uncomfortable or particularly humbled or work in an area of weakness. We simply do it because we know we are "obeying God," even though it … Continue reading What if obedience doesn’t give me joy?
While I am interning at my church, one of our pastors is providing some church-based training in addition to the seminary training I'll receive. I have created a vitae page that chronicles this training, and I've added a few papers I've written in the first couple months of the internship. Biblical Church Discipline: Its Basis, … Continue reading New Page and Documents
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant, for I do not forget your commandments. (Psalm 119:176) This verse ends the longest chapter in the Bible. Psalm 119 is all about God's word and the psalmist's desire to follow it. Often he makes bold statements, as he does in verse 176, petitioning … Continue reading Jesus, the Lamb of God Who Never Went Astray