Worrying is Practical Atheism

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus – Philippians 4:6-7 I must admit as much as this post may seem to be … Continue reading Worrying is Practical Atheism

The Master Passion of our Life

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. – 1 Corinthians 10:31 Every person has a master passion, an overruling ambition that drives their soul. This master passion enflames their heart, it establishes their purpose and it empowers them to overcome all obstacles. It can be seen … Continue reading The Master Passion of our Life

Tough Questions: Do babies who die go to heaven?

  This is one of the most difficult questions that a person will ever face. One of the hardest things I have ever had to do was to minister to a set of parents who have lost their infant child. Many will say that it is wrong to comfort parents by saying that their child … Continue reading Tough Questions: Do babies who die go to heaven?

What a Disciple Must Be

Jesus in the great commission called on his disciples to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” This is the central purpose of the church to produce disciple-making disciples, but the most pressing issue with that purpose centers on the question of “what is a disciple?” Jesus isn’t interested in fans or crowds; he … Continue reading What a Disciple Must Be

What we can Learn from Irenaeus and the “Rule of Faith”

One of the first major heresies to threaten the church was Gnosticism. Gnosticism taught that there was a higher and secret spiritual knowledge (gnosis) passed down by Jesus, and that only those who have obtained this knowledge would ultimately be saved. Though there was much variance of belief within Gnostic thinking, prominent and universal views among … Continue reading What we can Learn from Irenaeus and the “Rule of Faith”

A Drive-By Theology of Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13 - “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver … Continue reading A Drive-By Theology of Prayer

A Settled Confidence in the Work of God

Philippians 1:6  “For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it or bring it unto completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” One of the greatest joys that any minister has, is not based on the state their church is currently in.  It’s the joy … Continue reading A Settled Confidence in the Work of God

A Drive-By Theology about God

 Five Foundational Truths Christians have about God: God has spoken to man, and the Bible is His word. God is Lord and King over all things. God is Savior, active in sovereign love through the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ, our rescuer. God is Triune (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). Godliness refers to … Continue reading A Drive-By Theology about God