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Family Matters; 5 Reasons Family Worship is Needed

The love of a parent is a fierce love. It is a selfless love and a protective love. When it comes to the protection and well being of our children, there is nothing that a good parent will not do in order to safeguard…

Asaph’s Foibles; Psalm 73

Our two year old little girl has a problem. Her name is Haven, and she is a certified chocoholic. M & M’s, Hershey Kisses, and Kit Kat’s are her drugs of choice. And I’m her dealer. My wife Lacy is very good at telling…

Knowing God

I recently visited a church that was going Henry Blackaby’s “Experiencing God” study on Wednesday evenings. The book by Blackaby has been a very popular mainstay in many evangelical churches for the past few decades. Although I was familiar with Henry Blackaby and his Experiencing…

The Purpose of The Church

There are many iconic staples that come to mind when we think of our American culture. Baseball, apple pie, and rock rock and roll, just to name a few. But no cornerstone has embedded itself into mainstream Americana like the fast food restaurant  McDonald’s….

Worship In Crisis

We live in a very consumerist culture. Most everything that we do is guided by our personal preferences. We want to find satisfaction with the decisions that we make. From the clothes we buy, to the televisions shows we watch, our personal desires mold…

The Seeker Sensitive Church

Aside from the Gospel of Jesus Christ, one of the greatest influences on me as a pastor has been the life and ministry of Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones. Even though he passed away in March of 1981, his sermons still speak volumes to modern-day…

What Does it Mean to Be a Christian?

When believers are asked if they are of the Christian faith, most would have no problem confidently answering by saying, “Absolutely.” However, it is when the questions become more probing that some feel lost as to how to respond. This primarily occurs when they…

Apologetics; Defending The Faith

Mutt and Jeff. That’s what people called us when my wife and I first began dating. It wasn’t until years later that I realized that Mutt and Jeff were iconic comic strip characters from the early 1900’s who were together all the time. Mutt…

The Resolutions of Jonathan Edwards

For most people, January 1st signifies a new beginning. Each new year, resolutions and vows are made centering around making improvements and meeting certain goals. In reality, most resolutions are centered around self, and not God. And each new year, I am continually humbled…

The Call of God

Over the Christmas holidays, my six year old son Luke had what I’ll simply describe as a rough day. Some of Luke’s trials he brought upon himself through temper tantrums and starting squabbles with his siblings. And his transgressions resulted in the loving yet…