"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7 If you're a Christian, this world is set against you. Whether it be persecution, suffering, sickness, death, grief, struggles, sin, or just the burdens of life, the enemy works endlessly to draw us away from Jesus. How do we then live … Continue reading The Personal, Joyful, Sure Care Of God
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Posts related to sharing, teaching, and communicating the truth of the gospel to others.
How Do We Live With Jesus As King?
Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.' Matthew 16:24 This week is my wife’s and my 22nd wedding anniversary. When I think back on the kid I was 22 years ago, I realize I had absolutely no idea what … Continue reading How Do We Live With Jesus As King?
Disruptions In The Grace Supply Chain
"For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace." John 1:16 Over the past couple years, many of us have probably complained at some point about different supply shortages that popped up as a result of the pandemic disruptions. I was talking to the owner of the coffee shop in our town earlier … Continue reading Disruptions In The Grace Supply Chain
The Logic Of Self-Righteousness
“[Jesus] also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt.” Luke 18:9 Jesus warned us about self-righteousness. He made it clear to us that trusting in our own righteousness would never bring us into a right relationship with God. He also made the connection that … Continue reading The Logic Of Self-Righteousness
Stewarding Grace By Multiplying Grace
“For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles - assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you.”Ephesians 3:1-2 We are all stewards. We’ve all been given something that doesn’t belong to us. A steward is someone who manages … Continue reading Stewarding Grace By Multiplying Grace
The Beauty Of A Simple, Faithful Life
My Grandma passed away on March 27, 2022. She was an amazing lady who loved Jesus and loved people. Below is a copy of the remarks I gave at her funeral on April 8, 2022. I understand more of the grace and faithfulness of Jesus today because of her. The best thing I can say … Continue reading The Beauty Of A Simple, Faithful Life
Instruments of Grace
God places us in every one of our locations and circumstances so that we might be instruments of his grace to the world around us. One time in a high school baseball game I was playing in, my team just needed one more out to win. I was playing right field when my coach moved … Continue reading Instruments of Grace
Living Our Purpose Together
“As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”1 Peter 2:4-5 I was picking up my … Continue reading Living Our Purpose Together
Is Your Faith “Ineffective and Unfruitful”?: The Danger of Undiagnosed Spiritual Decline
"For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 1:8 We recently started a new sermon series at Rock Haven Church in the books of 1 and 2 Kings. These books, found in the Old Testament of … Continue reading Is Your Faith “Ineffective and Unfruitful”?: The Danger of Undiagnosed Spiritual Decline
How I Study The Bible
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly ...Colossians 3:16 Since I began following Jesus in 2005, I have tried various Bible study methods in my private, devotional time. I’ve used one-year Bible reading plans. I’ve used Replicate Ministry’s HEAR Journal approach. I’ve used a color-coded highlighting method. And I’ve used different devotional books … Continue reading How I Study The Bible