Tag: faith

What is Faith?

So, the challenge for all of us is to determine what is the ultimate object of the faith upon which we build our lives. Is it someone or something that will stand the test of time and empower us to overcome the multitude of challenges we will face throughout our time on this earth? As a Christian, I am convinced there is only one who can do that as we sink the roots of our faith deep into him who is the eternal rock of our lives and creator of all things.

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.”

Pursue Excellence For God’s Glory

Our eternal outcome is secure; so, let’s pursue excellence in everything we do while undergoing to process to get to eternity.

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”

Be Better This Year

I want to encourage you to think about 2021 in terms of getting better rather than completing a list of arbitrary and somewhat unrealistic resolutions. That’s the goal in life anyway, isn’t it? Be better today than you were yesterday. Be better this year than you were last year. Therefore, set some goals that will enable you to be better in 2021 than you were in 2020.

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 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”