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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…

The Sufficiency of Scripture in a Culture of Selfies

Sola scriptura is one of the five solas, which were the war cries of the Protestant Reformation. The term is latin for, ‘scripture alone’. It was one of the central doctrines held by the reformers and many evangelicals to this day that hold fast to the…

Preaching is For Equipping, Not Entertaining

It’s that time of year once again. The leaves are beginning to fall, the temperature is ever so slightly beginning to drop, and Saturday afternoons are filled with hot wings, hamburgers, and bragging rights. Football season is back in full force. And for those…

The Prison Called Sin

There is a prison called sin, and it’s captives are many. It lies to the inmates, whispering that true fulfillment can only be found behind its iron doors. And the only way this prison can contain the lie is to board up all of…

Understanding Love and Marriage

I have been married to my wife Lacy for fifteen years this past June. She is without a doubt one of the greatest gifts the Lord has given me. We’ve had our ups and downs. There has been laughter and tears. But through it…

Our Greatest Hope; God is Primarily For God

Once of the greatest fallacies that we as professing Christians make is to assume that God is like us. When a person is not firmly grounded in the Word, it becomes the default mode to create images of God that are based on our…

Faulty Versions of God

Our thoughts about God are shaped and forged throughout life. The question is what is it that is molding our perceptions of God?  I imagine that most Christians would say without questions that our ideas regarding who God is and how He is to…

The Dangerous Doctrine of ‘The Shack’

When we think of false teachers leading people astray, we tend to picture leaders of Satanic or overtly pagan religions prophesying about their differing Gods. However, the attacks of Satan on the church of Jesus Christ is much more subtle than this. All throughout…