In a few weeks, our son John will turn 1. The pace of his growth has been breathtaking, but especially of late. It seems like every week, he reaches a new milestone. It has been fascinating (and fun) for my wife and I to watch this remarkable growth, along with the growth of our twin […]Read More Are You Growing in Your Walk With the Lord?
I recently listened to a sermon by John MacArthur called How to Recognize a Real Church. Here is a sampling of it: “One of my friends recently wrote a little article pointing out that the church is indicted repeatedly today as a failure–the church has failed. Look at the world; that’s evidence of the church’s […]Read More The Only Way The Church Can Fail
James 3:1 tells us, “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.” Teaching in the church is not open to the masses. Only those who have a clear calling from God should venture down this path. James’ reasoning is simple – […]Read More A Warning For Teachers
Many people argue that male leadership (in the home and church) is simply a result of the fall of man and not as God originally intended things to be. John Piper disagrees and responds in this way. Nine evidences in Genesis 1-5 that man’s leadership is an order of creation and not a result of […]Read More Is Male Leadership Simply a Result of the Fall?
When we think of evangelism often what comes to mind is a particular technique or method to share the gospel with those around us. These methods tend to come and go, with some enduring longer than others. I like the method found in John 9 with the blind man. He simply said, “I was blind, […]Read More Are We Neglecting Something in Our Evangelistic Efforts?
As most of you know, we just moved to New York State a couple months ago. We are very much enjoying our new digs. God has blessed us with a wonderful church family and the area is nice too. If you were to ask me what the biggest lesson I learned from moving was, I […]Read More Living Simply
Who? Jesus gave this mission verbally to the first disciples, but it did not end with their deaths. As Lord of the church, he expects his followers to carry out this mission “to the end of the age.” Their mission is our mission. Why? The authority for our mission comes from Christ. It is […]Read More Understanding the Great Commission
Jonathan Edwards: Every Christian family ought to be as it were a little church, consecrated to Christ, and wholly influenced and governed by his rules. And family education and order are some of the chief means of grace. If these fail, all other means are likely to prove ineffectual. If these are duly maintained, all […]Read More The Family: “A Little Church”