Singular Ambition

If we are going to follow Jesus truly through the 2nd mile and beyond, we must ensure that we don’t wander off onto other paths. Making our pursuit of Jesus to be our singular ambition clarifies all other decisions during our lives.

The State of the Southern Baptist Convention

Our church is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention for the sake of fulfilling the Great Commission. With increasing conflicts within the denomination, we must clarify our church’s roles and responsibilities due to this connection.

The Anxiety of Ministry

Caring for souls within a local church can cause anxiety for its leaders. Rely on God’s power to change your church, and don’t settle for what you can do.

Take Every Thought Captive

What do you do with all the thoughts that consume you throughout the day? When sinful thoughts swarm your subconscious, acknowledge their presence in God’s presence.

Ambassadors for Christ

We finished up our “Good News” series today as we focused on what it means to be ambassadors for Christ.

Oh the Indignity

I’m trying my best to tell the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD (Ps. 78:4) and also to tell them not to follow the bad examples of the generations before them (Ps. 78:8).  As we work our way through the pages of Scripture, we come along stories that challenge me concerning how I teach them to young ears. …


Godly Grief vs. Worldly Grief

I have been in counseling situations lately that reminded me that I only had one seminary course in counseling.  I don’t believe I gave any bad advice, it was biblical for sure.  But I was maybe a bit bolder than what the average counselor has been instructed to be. As people have sat weeping in my office over their lives …


Don’t Misrepresent Christ

As you can tell from the picture, the Agnews have been hard at work.  Recently moving into another house, we are getting things ready for Baby Gloria’s arrival.  The boys have been a huge help with their tool belts on removing floorings, sanding, and cleaning up.  For some reason, Eli likes to take his shirt off when he really starts working.  Love this kid.

From the entire process of selling our house, buying another one, and working with everyone from bankers, insurance agents, construction geniuses, and servicemen, I have learned a bunch this time around.

While I am learning a bunch about fixing up a house, I am learning more about the witness that I am in Christ.