You CAN Lead a Small Group Outreach Study

  A few years ago I received one of the best Christmas cards ever. It was a hand-written card from a new friend who said: “Thank you for helping me understand the real meaning of Christmas.” This friend had just become a Christian through a small group outreach study I had led that fall. One […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 12.10.17

The primary way that we are being called to apply this month’s sermon series is by sharing the gospel with our unbelieving friends. Take a moment to think of someone that you would like to share the gospel with this Christmas season. Spend some time in prayer for them. Which of the three basic statements […]

Preparing for Worship // December 10, 2017

Preparing for Worship // December 10, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) One of the beautiful things about the salvation that is offered to us in the gospel is that it is simple enough that a thief on a cross can understand it deeply enough to be saved (Luke 23:39-43), but at the same time, over the […]

Book Study: The Heart of Evangelism

In the month of December, our church will be working through a sermon series on evangelism. As we focus each week on our task of spreading the good news, I want to recommend a book study as a supplement. This can be read individually but, as with most things, this would be better done within […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 12.03.17

The primary way that we are being called to apply this month’s sermon series is by sharing the gospel with our unbelieving friends. Take a moment to think of someone that you would like to share the gospel with this Christmas season. Spend some time in prayer for them. What aspects of the gospel and […]

Preparing for Worship // December 3, 2017

Preparing for Worship // December 3, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) We all know that we are called to participate in the work of evangelism. Matthew 28:19 clearly says, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” Unfortunately, knowing that we are called to evangelism doesn’t change the fact that evangelism is hard. But what makes […]

What is Sola Scriptura Protecting Us Against? More Than You Think

During all of 2017, churches and organizations around the world have (rightly) been celebrating this amazing thing we call the Protestant Reformation. One of the foundational convictions of the Reformers was, of course, this doctrine we call Sola Scriptura (Scripture alone).  Simply put, this is the belief that the Scriptures are the highest and most […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 11.26.17

What events in the past 6 months or a year have left you feeling like God had forgotten you? If you could go back and tell yourself what you know now, what would you say? What events that have happened in the world make you long for Christ’s return and the arrival of justice against […]

Preparing for Worship // November 26, 2017

Preparing for Worship // November 26, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) During this Thanksgiving season, it’s appropriate to give thought to the reasons we have to be thankful. Each year when my wife and I gather with her family for Thanksgiving, before we eat, everyone takes a few minutes to say what they’re thankful for. There’s […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 11.19.17

What aspects of the Christian life tempt you to give up? How has the enemy of the world led you to want to give up? How has the enemy of sin led you to want to give up? When was the last time you truly mourned over your sin? How should a knowledge of your […]