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In A Church’s Prayer Meeting

You'll find the short answers and the longer answers below. Just want a reminder or intro into prayer meeting? There is the 30 second version below. Want to really find help in motivation and direction as we gather for prayer? Keep reading. The Short Version What is prayer?Calling on God to come through on his promises.How is the prayer meeting organized? With the intent...

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Far Too Easily Pleased: Getting Our Hearts Crucified to the World

Their daily work is to get their hearts crucified to the world and the things of it, and the world to their hearts; that they may not have living affections to dying things. J. Owen...

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Race and the Weariness of More and More Books

Race and the Weariness of More and More Books There has been a lot of buzz online about two books. What's new? These two books are revealing additions to the discussion on race, Critical Race Theory, and related movements within evangelicalism (particularly in the SBC). As soon as I saw they were being published, I wanted to read them. As a pastor engaged in SBC life, I...

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All Couples Need Gospel-Centered Counseling

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All Couples Need Gospel-Centered Counseling Had it not been for biblical, gospel-centered counseling I don't know what state our marriage would be in today. Every couple needs counseling. Are you a couple? You need counseling. If you read this and think, "Nathan is talking about me because I was just talking to him about my marriage recently" you are 100% correct. If yo...

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What Satan is Doing in Our Lives and Church

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What is Satan is Doingin Our Lives and Our Churches? What Happened? Every day I or my wife handle at least one dispute between our children. At some point, the question is asked of one or both of them, "What is going on?" We want to know who did what. Who is responsible for the hurt and who needs to ask for forgiveness? Who needs to receive it? We do this everyday...

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Inauguration Day Prayer Guide

FATHER In the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the LORD stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing: Ezra 1:1 God, we trust you are sovereign over all the earth over kings and men and women. God we confe...

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10 Things Tithing Does For You

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What is in it for me? When I give to my local church what does it mean for me? As a pastor I actually want Christians to thinkmore about those questions! Christians should consider what great rewards come with tithing. Note: There is No Ultimate Self-Denial in the Bible It is worth it to offer a note about self-denial and happiness. Christianity is not about ultimate se...

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Reading Revelation

You can read Revelation.You can understand Revelation. Consider the graphic for the preaching series above. It serves as a basic guide for reading and understanding the book. Mirror Images John sees visions and symbols in heaven which explain reality on earth. Written to Christians between the time of Christ's ascension and his second coming, Revelation is meant to ...

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20 Thanks in 2020

Last week our Elders sat down and listed 20 things they thank God for in 2020. We hope this encourages you to do the same!...

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Forming a Biblical Government

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When we vote we are voting for the establishment and the exercise of government.Tovote is to cast a judgment as to what a government is supposed to do. Christians have a biblical perspective on what government is supposed to do. There is a view of government which is so fundamental it should supported by anyone who considers themselves to believe and follow the Bible. Con...

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