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Why We Need to Talk about God’s Wrath

Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. – Romans 5:9 It’s a frightening thing, the wrath of God. It’s also a real thing. Many evangelical pastors are too afraid to address it because it might drive people away. Professing […]

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#WorshipWednesday – What’s Wrong with Today’s Christian Music?

For this #WorshipWednesday, I am linking a short clip of a panel discussion from an old Ligonier Conference. The panel consists of (from left to right) Mark Dever, John MacArthur, Ligon Duncan, and RC Sproul. In this video, they are discussing what’s wrong with modern Christian music.

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Why Believing You’re a Bad Person is a Good Thing

One of the most effective ways to witness to people is asking them a few questions related to the Ten Commandments. Of course, it’s the best way to do it because Jesus did it in the story of The Rich Young Ruler (Matthew 19:16-30). What were these questions Jesus asked? Have you ever committed murder? […]

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Does it Matter Which Bible Translation You Use?

In the evangelical world, there are countless Bible translations to choose from. Some people–mostly skeptics–criticize that. To me, it’s mostly good. The amount of Bible translations we have helps in regards to understanding what we’re reading. However, with the amount of Bible translations comes the fine line between choosing a Bible translation that we can […]

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#WorshipWednesday – Tim Hawkins, Worship Hands

For this #WorshipWednesday, I am going with a more lighthearted video, from none other than Christian comedian Tim Hawkins. Although Hawkins is making a joke about how people raise hands in church, he is also making a point. It doesn’t matter whether you raise your hands, sway, sit there like a Frozen Chosen, or what […]

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The Gospel is Offensive, but You Shouldn’t Be

The world in which we live today is full of people who are easily offended. From “safe spaces” at universities to unconstitutional attempts to tear down free speech because of what is being said, the world wants us to know something: they’re offended. I get why they’re offended because I know the message we preach—the […]

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How We Should Respond When God Says No

During our first pregnancy, my wife and I pulled into the hospital parking lot, both eager and anxious to see our baby for the first time via ultrasound. I parked the car and we decided that we needed to pray. We prayed, of course, for everything to go smoothly. Everything did not go smoothly. God […]

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#WorshipWednesday – A Theology of Worship

For this week’s #WorshipWednesday, I am linking an article by Kevin DeYoung at The Gospel Coalition. In it, DeYoung writes about the theology of worship: what it’s ultimately for, what it’s focused on, what it’s based on, among other things. Churches would do well to follow this. Click the link below: A Theology of Worship

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The Trinity is More Practical than You Think

This post was adapted from my lesson during Equipping Hour at Sovereign Grace Bible Church on April 7, 2019. This is the second post in a series of two. To read the first, click here. Due to length, I am only sharing three ways in which the Trinity is practical. The Trinity is a doctrine […]

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What is the Trinity?

This post was adapted from my lesson during Equipping Hour at Sovereign Grace Bible Church on April 7, 2019. This is the first post in a series of two. There are several doctrines of the Christian faith that leave us asking, “Now what does that mean again?” We find that since these doctrines are so […]