Preparing for Worship // November 19, 2017

Preparing for Worship // November 19, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) When I was in elementary and middle school I loved playing sports. Unfortunately, I was short and not athletic, so my athletic career was limited to the church league. One of the things I love about church league, especially in elementary school, is that you […]

The Simplest Way to Change the World: Biblical Hospitality As a Way of Life – Book Review

I am continuing my quest to understand true biblical hospitality and I have been slowly reading and researching several books on this topic. Though I have already written several posts on hospitality (here and here), I want to introduce you to another great book that has been helpful in shaping my understanding of Christian hospitality. […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 11.12.17

The primary enemies that we face in the Christian life are sin and death. Where have you seen your Shepherd King have victory over the sin in your life? Praise God for the ways in which He has begun to kill the sin in your life. If you can’t think of any areas where you […]

Preparing for Worship // November 12, 2017

Preparing for Worship // November 12, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) Good leadership is important. History is full of people who left a mark on their day because of their ability to lead. Ancient Egypt, first century Rome, Spain during the Age of Exploration, Revolutionary War America, and the Allied nations in WWII have gone down […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 11.05.17

Where have you been faithless in your worship (going through the motions, not worshipping, etc.)? Where have you been faithless in your relationships? Are neglecting to show love towards someone whom God has placed you in a position to love? Are there any sins in your life where you are hardening your heart against God’s […]

Here’s What Christians Should Be Busy Protesting

There’s a lot of protesting going on in our culture today.  Seems like everyone is upset about something.  And they are quite willing to let the world know about it.  Indeed, even in the evangelical Christian world, it seems like protesting has become the thing to do. The key question, however, will always be, “Against […]

Preparing for Worship // November 5, 2017

Preparing for Worship // November 5, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) The book Same Kind of Different as Me tells the story of Ron Hall, a wealthy art dealer whose life is turned upside down by his friendship with Denver Moore, a poor homeless man. Ron’s redemption and transformation from unloving and selfish to caring and […]

Sermon Reflection Questions – 10.29.17

Consider the spiritual vision of our Sovereign God at work, is this a truth that you cling to or struggle to believe? How would confidence that your sovereign God is at work all around you impact your life right now? Zechariah focused the people’s attention on their coming Savior. How does focusing on Jesus your […]

Preparing for Worship // October 29, 2017

Preparing for Worship // October 29, 2017

(Email subscribers: Click the title above to view the Spotify playlist) I have always hated doing group projects in school. Between finding a time to meet that works for everyone and trying to make sure that everyone is doing what they’re supposed to do, it feels like group projects end up taking about twice as much […]

A Grief Observed

  In late September my brother Jim, a Ruling Elder in a PCA church down in the Jacksonville, FL area, came home to discover that his wife, Allison, had passed away in her sleep, due to heart failure. She had no history of heart problem and was only fifty-eight, so it came as a cruel […]