What Is the Bible?

Before we attempt to interpret the Bible correctly, we must first recognize what this book is in the first place. The Bible is God’s Word so that we can truly know Him. Purpose The Bible is the greatest indication that the Creator desires to communicate with his creation. Long ago, God spoke to our ancestors by the prophets at different

Life-Changing Camps & Nit-Picking Parents

Parents – so you’ve sent your children off to church camp, have you? What is your expectation once they return? Discover what Jesus did in your child’s life before focusing on temporal issues.

Succumbing to Subjective Truth

If you grow up going to church, you know that the most typical Bible study scenario is one where the teacher reads a verse and then asks the group, “What does that mean to you?” More than what it means to you, we need to know what it means to God. It’s time to go the second mile in discerning subjective truth.

Surrendering to Spiritual Studies

Christians need to ground themselves in relationships that foster consistent community. When it comes to the content guiding small groups, the possibilities are endless. What if the numerous options for curriculum are actually stifling us? It’s time to go the second mile in discerning spiritual studies.

Don’t Make God Pay for Others’ Mistakes

Come, see the works of the LORD… (Ps. 46:8a). We have got to let God off the hook for everyone else’s mistakes. Let’s face it: each of us has been let down by people too often to count. So many people live in a constant state of disappointment. With each disillusionment, we grow ever more hesitant to trust another again.

You Know More Bible Than You Think You Do

I teach a large group Bible study on Sunday nights at my church called Equip. The intended goal is to “equip the saints for the work of the ministry” (Eph. 4:12). We have a plethora of ages and backgrounds that come to this gathering every week. For a solid hour, I teach on the topic at hand. It might be

Stand Firm

“Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.”  1 Cor. 15:58 I had the privilege to preach for the DNOW event at Edwards Road Baptist Church this weekend.  Thankful for this church and their partnership

Equipping Your Family

If experience is the only thing able to produce healthy homes, then all our families are doomed. Main Points If experience is the only thing able to produce healthy homes, then all our families are doomed. 2 Tim. 3:16-17 Teaching –  what’s right Reproof – what’s not right Correction – How to make it right Training in righteousness – how

Grandparents Who Still Love Jesus

While every family has numerous traditions, I want to encourage all grandparents out there to make the best use of the time give with your family (Eph. 5:15-17).  Have you thought about the spiritual impact you are making on your children and grandchildren?