Guarding our Mouths

“Whoever guards his mouth preserves his life; he who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.” (Proverbs‬ ‭13:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬) Sarcasm is my second language. Whether I am at work, in church, or simply at home with my family, many times I respond with sarcasm. And sometimes it’s not the most appropriate way to respond. WithContinue reading “Guarding our Mouths”

Christian, be a Peacemaker

In a culture where everybody is at each other’s throats, we need a breath of fresh air–fresh air of peace among people. And this fresh air needs to be more prevalent in Christians. Constant bickering isn’t getting us anywhere. This may be an election year — and tensions are high from racial issues and COVIDContinue reading “Christian, be a Peacemaker”

A Heavenly Inheritance

“…to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.” (1 Peter 1:4 ESV) When the Bible speaks of salvation, it also speaks of an inheritance. Our salvation — not just that our sins are forgiven but, ultimately, that we get God Himself — is also our inheritance, which is obtainedContinue reading “A Heavenly Inheritance”

The Benefit of Storing God’s Word in Your Heart

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” (Psalms‬ ‭119:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬) In Don Whitney’s famous book Spiritual Disciplines, he gives Scripture memorization as one of the key disciplines for the Christian life. But why is that? Why is memorizing the Bible such a necessary and beneficial partContinue reading “The Benefit of Storing God’s Word in Your Heart”

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?Continue reading “Why Believing You’re a Bad Person is a Good Thing”

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 canContinue reading “Does it Matter Which Bible Translation You Use?”

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—theContinue reading “The Gospel is Offensive, but You Shouldn’t Be”

#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

Theology of the Week: Justification by Faith Alone

About a week ago I told my wife I wanted to start shooting video content for my blog. She suggested doing some type of material where I talked about a theological doctrine that is impacting me each week. So, I did. Of course, this is my first video, so the quality isn’t amazing and theContinue reading “Theology of the Week: Justification by Faith Alone”