Praying

How should we pray and ask God to make us holy?

How should we pray? How should we pray and ask God to make us holy? Here we look at an example model prayer that reflects the priorities of Scripture. Example Prayer Father, You have raised us with Christ, so help us, we ask, to set our hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at […]

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 […]

Pop Pride

4 Points to Pop Pride

The last thing Christians should be is puffed up with pride. Below are four points to pop pride. Pride is damaging and is at the heart of what damned the devil himself. We would be wise to destroy pride before it destroys us (Prov. 16:18). 1. Group Connection Pride protects us from the penetrating eye […]

Athens

Are We Brokenhearted Over Our Societies’ Idolatry?

Are we brokenhearted over our societies’ idolatry? The Apostle Paul was.  Paul was in Athens and he saw that it was full of idols (Acts 17:16). When he saw that there were idols everywhere, he was cut to the heart. Paul was visibly grieved. He was greatly troubled. In Paul’s day, Athens was home to […]

Lead

Helpful takeaways from Paul David Tripp’s book Lead

I really enjoyed Paul David Tripp’s book, Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church. There were a lot of good takeaways. Here are some of my highlights but you should read the book for yourself, especially if you are in church leadership. “The gospel of Jesus Christ is meant to be your life […]

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 […]

10 Ways to Read More Books in 2021

I read 70+ books in 2020.[1] Below I’ll tell you how. “If you ain’t cheating, you ain’t trying.” I don’t think you should cheat. Cheating is wrong. But you should, however, make the most of every advantage you have as best as you can. That’s what I seek to do with reading. I take advantage […]

Pervasive Peace through the Second Advent

In Christmas, we celebrate the advent or coming of Christ. The first coming enabled a way for peace to be realized. Humans can, through Christ, have renewed fellowship with God. Yet, as Jesus Himself said, in the world we will have trouble and tribulation. So, if that’s the case, if in the world we will […]

10 Quotes on Preaching

“Expository preaching is the best method for displaying and conveying your conviction that the whole Bible is true… A careful expository sermon makes it easier for the hearers to recognize that the authority rest not in the speaker’s opinions or reasoning but in God, in his revelation through the text itself… Expository preaching enables God […]

Should Wives Work Outside the Home?

Titus 2:4-5 and 1 Timothy 5:14 talk about young wives working at home, is this the ideal role God ordained for women? Should women not work outside the home? To answer those questions, it will be helpful to look at five considerations. 1. Principles from the Bible  First, it is important to glean principles from […]

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