Tag: Christian

Why The Resurrection is so Important for Christians

“When Jesus conquered death and rose from the grave, he broke death’s stranglehold on men, women, and children. It has no more power over those who trust Jesus with their lives! They’ll live eternally with God in the remade heavens and earth.”

Thankful For What We Know

“So, in the months ahead, let us resolve to focus on the things we do know and be thankful for the ways in which God has, is presently, and will continue to provide for us in his goodness and grace while continuing to practice proper social distancing to restrict our physical contact with one another.”

Third Wednesday Day of Prayer — January 20, 2021

Good morning!  This year we have decided to designate the third Wednesday of each month as a day of prayer for our nation, our culture, our community, and our churches. The genesis of this decision came from a call to prayer from the Moderator… Continue Reading “Third Wednesday Day of Prayer — January 20, 2021”

Developing Selflessness

Selflessness does not come naturally to any of us, but it can be developed in all of us through faith, intentional decision-making, and action.

3 Necessary Commitments for Planting New Churches

Planting new, biblical, Christ-centered, and confessional churches is the most effective way to impact the lost world for Christ. Period.

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”