The Greatest Thing in the World

Consider this story that opens up The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond: D.L. Moody had been preaching in England in 1884 when someone asked in a…

Jesus Got Overwhelmed Too

Many of us experience moments of distress or seasons of sorrow.  Some of us live with constant anxiety or struggle with regular depression.  As Christians, we often put…

Interpreting the Epistles

In our study of hermeneutics, the New Testament epistles are an important biblical genre on which to focus. You can think of the epistles the same way you…

When Jesus Sat Down

The Word When Jesus Sat Down (Heb. 10) Priests could never sit down in worship because sacrifices would always need to be offered. Once Jesus offered himself, he…

10 Bible Verses for Combatting Lust

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…

2018[ish] Sermons

As I began to plan for the 2018 preaching calendar, I asked the church to pray that I would receive clear direction.  I set aside Sept. 26th as…

Gracism: The Art of Inclusion

I enjoyed reading Gracism: The Art of Inclusion by Dr. David A. Anderson. Book Overview “The parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor.”…

Those Secondary Issues Are Hindering Your Primary Purpose

This summer, I was taking my boys on a ministry trip with me, and we were beyond excited.  For all that we did to prepare for the trip,…

Red and Yellow, Black and White

The Word Red and Yellow, Black and White (Eph 2:11-22) In Paul’s description of the Church in Ephesians 2, he explained that Jesus’ cross broke down sinful, ethnic boundaries…

What Pornography Does to a Marriage

A marriage cannot experience intimacy when more than two people exist within the relationship.  In many homes, the marriage bed is overcrowded due to how one or both…

God Is Closer Than You Think

Book Overview Intimacy with God can happen right now if you want it. A closeness you can feel, a goodness you can taste, a reality you can experience…

Interpreting Acts

The Book of Acts is a unique book in all of Scripture.  Being the only narrative-based book in the New Testament that isn’t a Gospel, extra hermeneutical precaution…