Come Back, Church

For the last few days, my social media has been overrun with the little miss character. After a few weeks of enduring this little craze, it will likely be on to the next thing. The next pointless, no one will remember thing. Social media is a good tool for staying connected, but it also exposes... Continue Reading →

Sanctification in the Shaking

We heard and saw rumblings among some Wesleyan groups toward more liberal theology in the twenty-teens. In 2020 failed prophecies shook the charismatic movement. In 2021, the reformed camp stood in disbelief as modern heroes began embracing woke ideology and began to nuance the abortion position. Having not yet fully recovered from Resolution 9, Southern... Continue Reading →

The Cure for a Dysfunctional Church

Growing up, I heard lots of teaching on the gifts of the Spirit, and being Pentecostal/Charismatic; I saw lots of weird stuff under the guise of the move of the Spirit. As I was thinking about the extra emphasis on the gifts of the Spirit and the minimal focus on the fruit, the thought came... Continue Reading →

Biblical Unity

Much has been said, and rightly so concerning unity in the Church. But what does unity look like? Is it really about setting doctrine aside and accepting professions of faith at face value when there is no fruit behind the confession? Years ago, Catholics and Evangelicals Together came on the scene declaring we’re all together.... Continue Reading →

Just Passing Through

Last night, as I was lying in bed not thinking of anything in particular that I was aware of, these lines came to me; “My life is not my own and this world is not my home. Forsake things unknown there, we live for His glory alone here.” The thought made an impression on me, so... Continue Reading →

Love Not The World

Do not love the world or the things in the world. Variations of this command appear throughout the New Testament. It is a straightforward command. Yet, as in days past, it is time to issue a call to holiness and Christlikeness in our day. Over the past several years, you have most likely heard the... Continue Reading →

Cultural Trends and the Church

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He... Continue Reading →

Let the Church be the Church

I miss seeing a pulpit on the platform at church, I even miss the fact that we call it a platform. I know that's a strange thing to hear in this day and age. Really, it's strange because Pastor Steve was the only pastor I had seen standing behind a wooden pulpit, a big one.... Continue Reading →

Jeremiah: Parallels of the American Church

The last few days, I have been reading the book of Jeremiah for my devotional time, and I have seen many parallels between ancient Israel and modern-day America. No, this is not a prophecy post; I am just going to share a few observations and thoughts from what I have read the last few mornings.... Continue Reading →

Resurrection Reflection

Matthew 28:1-8 NKJV "Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. 3 His countenance was like lightning,... Continue Reading →

Monday Devotion: Cleansing the Temple

"My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations." Mark 11:17 Jesus had just rode in on a donkey to shouts of Hosanna the day before, it was such a joyous scene. But now He was correcting the people, telling them the true purpose of the Father's house. Mark 11:15-19 NKJV... Continue Reading →

Partiality in the Pews (James 2:1-13)

James 2:1-4 NKJV "My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. 2 For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes, 3 and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to... Continue Reading →

Do You Really Know?

Have you ever been in a church service that as it is coming to a close you hear these words? "If you don't know Jesus today and would like Him to be your savior, just repeat these words after me, "Dear Jesus, I believe you came and died for me. I repent of my sin... Continue Reading →

Christ, the Solid Rock

My hope is built on nothing less Than Jesus' blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, But wholly lean on Jesus’ name. On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand; All other ground is sinking sand, All other ground is sinking sand. The words of the hymn by Edward Mote began playing in... Continue Reading →

Living in The Gospel

1 Corinthians 1:18 NKJV "for the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." Paul goes on to say in chapter two, verse two, "for I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.... Continue Reading →

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