Tag: Discipleship

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.

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 22

I apologize for the delay in posting these comments. At this point in the Gospel, the conflict between Jesus and the Jewish religious leaders was at a fever pitch. They did not like Jesus and were prepared to stop at nothing to get rid… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 22”

The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 17

There is something different about chapter 17. You can feel it. You can taste it. The drama intensifies. A Dramatic Shift and Peter’s Objection In 16:21, Matthew tells us that Jesus became singularly focused on getting to Jerusalem, enduring his cross, and preparing his… Continue Reading “The NT365 Experiment: Matthew 17”

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”