Category: Discipleship

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 4

After overcoming his wideness temptation, Jesus called his first disciples — Andrew, Peter, James, and John. He then demonstrated the power and glory of his kingdom. The main point is that Jesus overcame the temptation and by doing so he established his kingdom. He… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 4”

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 2

Chapter 2 begins with one of my favorite stories of the Gospel. The wise men see a star and take a chance in following it. Their testimony and sacrifice encourages me on my journey to follow Christ. Come Jesus is the king of the… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 2”

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 1

Matthew wrote his Gospel to present Jesus to us as the true Heaven sent king of kings and to challenge us to give our lives for this king, His kingdom, and His glory. Chapter 1 has two main sections. The first 17 verses deal… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 1”

The NT365 Experiment

  Welcome to the NT365 Experiment.  During 2014, it is my goal to read and comment on the entire New Testament. The plan is simple: read one chapter a day five days a week and make a few points of personal application. In some… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment”

It’s All About Jesus

I’m often asked the question, “What is the Bible about?” My response is simple: Jesus. The entire Bible is about Jesus. He is the center of the story. He is the center of God’s love story — the story of God’s love for his… Continue Reading “It’s All About Jesus”

Brokenness Before Power

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the los of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in… Continue Reading “Brokenness Before Power”

Christ-honoring Service and the Soccer Field

Its been a while since I last wrote. The summer has been busy, and quite frankly, life with a 1 yr. old running around the house is anything but relaxing! Its great, but exhausting. My goal is to begin to post on Tuesdays, maybe… Continue Reading “Christ-honoring Service and the Soccer Field”

Cracked Pots

Last night, I had the privilege of hearing Dr. R.J. Gore preach at my good friend Kyle Sims’ church in Lancaster. Dr. Gore chose as his text 2 Corinthians 4:1-10. His main point was that the light of the gospel, Jesus Christ as Lord,… Continue Reading “Cracked Pots”

A Complacent Pastor and Mrs. S.

Isn’t it amazing how the Lord mysteriously and graciously confronts us? Last week I poured myself into preparing a sermon on Pontius Pilate who was nothing if he wasn’t complacent. Pilate’s complacency led him to make the decision to crucify Jesus. He was, from… Continue Reading “A Complacent Pastor and Mrs. S.”

Sitting and Serving

For about the past three weeks I have been wrestling with a particular text in Luke’s gospel. In verses 38-42 of chapter 10, Luke tells a story with three main characters: Mary, Martha, and Jesus. Mary and Martha were sisters and the hostesses of… Continue Reading “Sitting and Serving”