Yesterday the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood released the Nashville Statement on biblical sexuality. This statement has created a firestorm, one which we feel requires a brief response. In our day, believers must be intentional, compassionate, and clear in our witness. With precision, mercy, and hope the Nashville Statement addresses the topic of human sexuality. … Continue reading A Brief Statement on the Nashville Statement
The Reformation is far from over. In fact, the Protest continues to this day. At our Fall Conference we will recognize the on going impacts of the Reformation. We will reflect from God's Word on the 5 Truths that have rippled across 500 years. Grace Alone. Faith Alone. Christ Alone. Scripture Alone. God's Glory Alone. … Continue reading Fall Conference Announcement!
This Sunday I will be preaching on "Risk" from Numbers 13 and 14. Hope you will be blessed by this sermon excerpt. John Piper in his book Risk is Right defines risk this way, “risk is an action that exposes someone to the possibility of loss or injury.” God expects His people to step out in faith and to embrace … Continue reading Am I Taking a Risk or Being Reckless?
Paul is giving his concluding remarks to the Corinthians. These remarks include travels plans, admonitions, and greetings. You can imagine Paul trying to fit everything he possibly could in the closing of this letter. “Let me make sure I don’t forget Aquila and Prisca’s greeting.” “Let me make sure to tell then about me staying … Continue reading Mother’s Day Sermon: “6 Confessions of Christian Community” (1 Corinthians 16:5-24)
Jesus calls us to come as we are. But, his call is also to not for us to stay that way. God is in the business of transforming. True love embraces imperfections, but true love desires and seeks the best in others- and that means change. In fact, I’d argue that true unconditional love brings … Continue reading “5 Questions about Generosity” (1 Corinthians 16:1-4)
As we work through Paul's letter to the Corinthians, the question of spiritual gifts arises. As we have preached through this book, we have been purposeful to preach what the Word says about the gifts, not what conclusions can be drawn about the abiding nature of the gifts. We desire in our preaching to say … Continue reading What Do You Believe about Prophesy and Tongues?
Many wanted for me to post my notes from the sermon this past Sunday. Check them out below. Please forgive any mistakes in grammar or spelling. May it glorify God and build up His people. Gender is a hot topic in our culture right now. There are really 3 views regarding gender in our world … Continue reading What about Head Coverings, Paul?” (1 Corinthians 11:2-16)
Reading is such a core discipline for Christians (and one in which I am seeking to grow). So, to encourage and equip you, along with allowing me to reflect and remember all I’ve read this year, here are my 6 favorite books I’ve read this year (in no particular order). 1) Leadership Mosaic by Daniel … Continue reading My Top 6 Books of 2016
The long awaited day is here! Election Day 2016. Today we get the opportunity to elect our leaders. As we go to the polls today, and watch the results come in this evening, we must recognize that all candidates are fallen. This reality should lead us to do more than just check a ballot box: … Continue reading 5 Ways to Pray this Election Day (Regardless of Who Wins)
I’m sure we’ve all met those people who “just don’t sing” at church. Whether due to their lack of vocal ability, shy personality, or (supposed) unfamiliarity with the songs; I have heard tons of excuses for why people do not want to sing in church. While, certainly singing is not a requirement for being a … Continue reading 5 Reasons Christians Should Sing and Sing Often