The joy of Jesus builds and sustains

The joy of Jesus builds and sustains

Joy is probably the fruit of the Spirit that is the most difficult for me. I have wrinkles in between my eyebrows from furrowing my eyebrows so much. I’m often thoughtful but very often fail to be thankful. I’m often more naturally jaundiced than jubilant. But, I just taught on Philippians and it is the […]

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Pursuing Jesus in College

How can you keep pursuing Jesus in college? This summer I will be graduating from George Mason University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. As I reflect on the past four years, I realize that as I entered college I was not sure what to expect, not prepared for how much harder college is than […]

Deconstruction

Deconstruction

Deconstruction is in vogue I recently looked at #exchristian posts on Instagram. There are a lot of them. It’s pretty popular to recount what is wrong with the Church. Why? And how far should it go? What’s deconstruction? Deconstruction is more than just saying what’s wrong with church. A lot of times it’s saying what’s […]

How can we refuse to bow like Daniel's friends?

How can we refuse to bow like Daniel’s friends?

How can we refuse to bow like Daniel’s friends? How can we as the Church in exile stand strong and share the love of Christ? Dandelions I was reading about and thinking about dandelions the other day. I want to warn y’all, what I’m about to say is a little controversial and some of you […]

Using songs of ministries you disagree with

Using songs of ministries you disagree with?

What are your thoughts on using songs of ministries you disagree with? I was recently asked this question by a dear Christian. I really appreciate this sibling in Christ and I appreciate their desire to honor our Lord. Here are some of my thoughts on the subject. First, this is an important question because music […]

How to Find a Good Church

How to Find a Good Church

It can be hard to find a good church. We’ll look at nine important things to look for in your search. Christ has no perfect churches on earth yet there are churches that wholeheartedly strive to exalt the perfect Christ through a perfected bride. Introduction. If you are reading this it is likely because you […]

United in a time of Disunity

United in a Time of Disunity

Christians are united and need to be united. This is especially important in this time of disunity as a country. In Christ Jesus all—Jew and Gentle, rich and poor, black and white, republican and democrat, Clemson and Ohio State, Steelers and Browns, young and old—are one. That is what Scripture teaches. That is reality. In […]

The Task of a Teacher of God’s Word

The Task of a Teacher of God’s Word

“For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the Lord, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel” (Ezra 7:10).   What is the task of the teacher of God’s word? There are a lot of things to do, even a lot of good and important things […]

What if Satan wants to destroy the Church more than the country?

In the book of Revelation the Church is not called to react to the End or the antichrist by moralistic, militaristic, or political means. The Church is called to return to Messiah Jesus, remembering that those who continue faithful to the End will receive the “crown of life.” The way of resistance of evil, is […]

Leader

How to Evaluate Christian Leaders?

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of Christian leaders be criticized or criticize, and even call other Christian leaders names because of disagreement on such things as politics, the pandemic, and policies regarding justice. And not surprisingly, those who are not leaders are also jumping into the fray and lobbing grenades too. How many people, however, […]

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