Luther’s 95 Theses

On October 31, 2017, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation’s birth. The Reformation started when a 33-year-old Martin Luther brought a hammer to church. Sometime during…

Interpreting the Writings

The Writings section of the Old Testament is also referred to as the Wisdom Literature.  These books don’t fit naturally into the Law, History, or Prophets categories.  While…

Salt and Light

The Word Salt and Light (Matt. 5:13-16) As Jesus began his public ministry, he gathered disciples in order to teach them how to live for the Kingdom. As…

Couple’s Fight Rule #4: No Double-Teaming

In an attempt to make you couples live together in a more harmonious way, I have been posting couple’s fight rules that we have developed in our own…

Out of the Salt Shaker and Into the World

Out of the Salt Shaker and Into the World is a greatly practical book on evangelism. In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title to be one of the…

10 Bible Verses for Wives

Looking for Bible verses to study or memorize on a particular area?  One of the best ways to fight for holiness and combat against sin is by memorizing…

Preparing a Church Budget

Every church has to prepare a church budget every year.  Before the congregation receives it, a substantial amount of time and a significant amount of people have prayed,…

Interpreting the Law

In our study of Hermeneutics, we come to one of the most difficult sections of Scripture to interpret – the Law. Oftentimes, New Testament believers go too far…

The Great and Awesome Day of the LORD

The Word The Great and Awesome Day of the LORD (Malachi 4) As God’s people wavered in their devotion, Malachi revealed that the promised Messiah was drawing near….

Couple’s Fight Rule #3: No Reloading Discarded Weapons

In my continuing effort to help couples learn how to fight more fairly with one another, I am listing healthy fight rules.  You can view the previous ones…

Seven Arrows

I greatly enjoyed reading Seven Arrows by Matt Rogers and Donny Mathis.  Matt and Donny both serve as elders of The Church at Cherrydale in Greenville, SC.  Donny…

October’s Focus: Partnerships

“Go and make disciples of all nations…” (Matt. 28:19) It’s a new month and that means it’s time for a new focus for the leadership at Rocky Creek….

Prone to Wander

For years, people have loved the hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.”  While many reasons exist for this song persevering through the years, one of the main…