5 Reasons For Belonging To A Local Church

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October 27, 2016

The New Testament contains at least five strands of evidence for local church membership. Each one reveals something vital to Christian Faith which would be minimized or denied if there were no definable local church membership. 1. DISCIPLINE Church membership is implied by the way the church is supposed to discipline its members. The church appears to be the final … Read More

DOES YOUR “GOD” EVER DISAGREE WITH YOU?

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June 23, 2016

“If your god never disagrees with you, you may be worshipping an idealized version of yourself.”  -Timothy Keller This has always been one of my all time favorite quotes by Timothy Keller. Recently I had someone ask me a wonderfully thought provoking question in response to me posting this quote on Facebook. The person asked, “What things has God disagreed with … Read More

When People’s Bad Theology Makes Me Angry

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June 10, 2016

HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS HANDLE BAD THEOLOGY? Should we be gentle? Or should we be bold? Let us consult God’s Word. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 5 We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey … Read More

Anxiety, Panic Attacks, And The Gospel

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March 27, 2016

About five years ago a handful of my closest friends and I moved across the country to plant a church. We had no idea how difficult of a task this would be. The endeavor of starting a church from scratch included more challenges than I had ever imagined. Preparing sermons, building a website, finding a venue to accommodate our gatherings, … Read More

You’re A New Creation But…

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November 13, 2015

When I was younger I remember going to my first wedding and being frustrated by how much attention was given to the bride. I was just a selfish little boy at the time, but it seemed wrong for the groom to be merely an afterthought in his own wedding. Think about it for a second. In every wedding the bride … Read More

Why I Should Not Have Planted A Church

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April 18, 2015

There once was a long-standing tradition held by the Maasai people of Kenya and Tanzania. When a young boy became of age, he would be sent out by his tribe on a special mission. The boy was expected to kill a lion with nothing more than his wits and a spear. This was his rite of passage. This is how … Read More

But What About Habitual Sin?

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January 26, 2015

Do you feel trapped in a habitual sin that you just can’t seem to kick? There have been times in my life where I have felt that God would never set me free from habitual sin, that I would fall into time and time again. When this happens, it is sometimes easy for us to doubt the grace of God. … Read More

I’m Okay With A Lot Of Stuff, But There’s One Thing I’m Still Legalistic About

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January 12, 2015

There’s a nerdy theology joke that I absolutely love. Here it goes: There’s three pastors in hell talking, trying to figure out why each other is there. One is a Nazarene, one is a Calvinist, and one is a Lutheran. The Nazarene says, “I think I’m here because I didn’t attain perfection.” The Calvinist says, “Well, I guess I was … Read More