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...Keep Reading
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This blog includes a few mediations by Herman Bavinck on the creation of woman. Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) was professor of Theology at Free University in Amsterdam. His book "Wonderful Works of God" is a succinct, easy to read condensed version of his systematic theology. It reads devotionally and is a wonderful guide for meditation on God. ...
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...
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 ...Keep Reading
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!...Keep Reading
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...Keep Reading
Are We Pharisee Church Attenders? As a pastor's son church on Sunday was never a question. It was the air I breathed. I have no memory of asking if we could stay home from church on any given Sunday. The thought never crossed my mind. Regularly gathering with the body is essential in discipling our children and each other. The Bible calls Christians not to forsake the ...Keep Reading
Gathering and Government The Governor of Texas issues an executive order in which he designates churches as essential businesses. Does that mean that we can and should gather for worship on Sunday? ...Keep Reading
COVID-19 Brings Biblical Hope to Life When we read the Bible, it can be difficult to grasp the scale of suffering and turmoil that God allowed on the earth. The Bible can easily begin to feel like exaggerated stories which have a moral or theological point but don't seem real to us. My children were all born after September 11, 2001. They have no memory of the fear and ...Keep Reading
A few weeks ago in leading the Sunday Service pastoral prayer I asked our church for prayer for the Southern Baptist Convention. I doing so I mentioned that there were concerning matters in the forefront of the convention — even in the media. Below I want to speak to those matters, explain the SBC a bit, and offer some clarity on the usefulness and faithfulness of the co...Keep Reading
I’m a guy who needs about two and half good, serious friendships, and my wife takes up two of those spots. My remaining spot for a half friend may not live close. We may talk once every 6 months. I’m okay with that....Keep Reading