John 13:34-35: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Among the many “radical” teachings of Jesus, we could definitely put this verse in that category. The […]Read More Two Keys to a Healthy Church
God has called husbands to love their wives in the same way Christ loved the Church. That is, with a sacrificial love (Ephesians 5:25). But God has also called husbands to love their wives with a sanctifying love (Ephesians 5:26). Husbands should care deeply about the spiritual health and maturity of their wives. But what […]Read More How To Be A Spiritual Leader To Your Wife
We have all heard it before. You pass someone you know and ask them, “how’s it going?” or “how ya doing?” Answer: “fine.” Or….. “I’m fine thanks.” There are other go-to responses to that question, but “I’m fine” tends to be among the most popular. Steph and I had the opportunity to attend a pastors conference […]Read More Stop saying “I’m fine!”
“Gordon and Emma met at a church function. She was an admirable young woman, and he was a fairly new pastor. Their wedding day seemed to be the launch of a godly couple in the promise of fruitful ministry in the decades ahead. But just a few days into their honeymoon, all of Emma’s dreams […]Read More Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment
“There is none like him, who is infinite in glory and excellency: he is the most high God, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders: his name is excellent in all the earth, and his glory is above the earth and the heavens: among the gods there is none like unto him; there is […]Read More Jonathan Edwards on God’s Power and Glory
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?