Release Date of Second Book

Friends, I am gearing up for the release of my second book Taking No for an Answer: How to Respond When God Says No to Our Prayers, with a foreword from Tim Challies. The official release date is February 1, 2023. It’ll be here before you know it! Currently, we’re still in the formatting stages... Continue Reading →

What Does it Mean to Trust Christ?

Do you trust Jesus? This is the most important question one will answer, for how one answers is of eternal significance. If one trusts in Jesus, eternal glory will be the destination; however, if one does not trust in Jesus, eternal condemnation awaits on the other side. With that in mind, shouldn’t we want to... Continue Reading →

We Had Boldness

“But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.”‭‭(1 Thessalonians‬ ‭2‬:‭2‬) Is it good to be bold? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. It certainly depends on the situation—and depends even... Continue Reading →

Self-Sovereignty is a Mirage

“Run away from the seductive delusion of self-sovereignty.” (Paul Tripp) The autonomy of self rules the day. From “my body, my choice” to expressive individualism in all forms and fashions, it’s safe to say society is concerned with one thing and one thing only: itself. People want to be sovereign, they desire to be fully... Continue Reading →

What is Justification and Why Does it Matter?

Doctrine is extremely important. It separates sheep from goats, believers from unbelievers. Even so, many downplay it to the point of it being unnecessary. Christians need to stand firm on the doctrines of the faith. Can doctrine sometimes cause division within the church? Sure, of course. But that doesn’t mean the doctrine is less important.... Continue Reading →

What is Eternal Life?

“And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John‬ ‭17:3‬) Recently during our church’s Wednesday evening Bible study, my pastor spoke briefly about eternal life. What he said was so insightful that it made me want to write about it. What is eternal... Continue Reading →

Is He Your Brother?

Division seems to be at an all-time high among brothers and sisters in Christ. Every way we turn there is more strife, increased hostility, and over-the-top bickering. And it doesn’t appear that it’s getting any better. At this point, any thoughtful Christian must ask the question: what can we do to stop this? May I... Continue Reading →

The Wisdom of Listening

“A fool’s way is right in his own eyes, but whoever listens to counsel is wise.” (Proverbs‬ ‭12:15‬) A couple years ago I asked for a meeting with my elders. I wanted to discuss my path to pastoral ministry and what I was missing. Was it my character? Was it my ability to teach or... Continue Reading →

Talking About Race

The topic of race—or ethnicity—is likely the most contentious topic of our day. So much so that many people may not have even opened up this blog to read simply due to the title. That’s okay—it’s simply that controversial, although it shouldn’t be. Talking about the “race issue” is extremely difficult because there are so... Continue Reading →

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