Church discipline is a tough subject. I get it. Who wants to talk about something as weighty as that? And even more, what does church discipline actually look like? However, we must talk about it. Why? The church is made up of sinners. Any church to attend, you will find a group of sinners thatContinue reading “Looking for a Church? Church Discipline Should be on Your List”
During my senior year of college, I was lying down on my bed one evening reading some tweets from a Christian theologian. As I continued scrolling, suddenly I began to feel extremely cold. As the coldness set in, my heart — from out of nowhere — started to pound like I had just run aContinue reading “Total Depravity and Clinical Anxiety”
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The pulpit drives the church. There is no question about that. The culture, theological understanding, and overall atmosphere of the church has a direct correlation with the method and content of the preaching each Sunday. If the preaching is shallow, the church—as a whole—will be shallow. In other words, shallow preaching produces shallow Christians. WithContinue reading “Why the Church Needs Expository Preaching”
Looking for a church is one of the most important things you will do. In an age of consumerism and church-hoppers, we need to regain the brevity that comes with finding a church home. When doing so, several factors should be involved. When I became a Christian, my then-girlfriend (now my wife) and I beganContinue reading “Look for Sound Doctrine”
When most Christians think about what Jesus did on the cross, we know He died for our sins. He died to bring salvation. To most, Jesus died to make salvation available to all people and, in a sense, that is biblically true (John 3:16). However, Jesus’s sacrifice was far more specific than that—more definite. JesusContinue reading “Jesus Didn’t Gamble at the Cross”
“Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God.” (1 Peter 1:22-23) Peter penned the above passage in such aContinue reading “An Earnest Love”