“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. With … Continue reading Guarding our Mouths
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 COVID … Continue reading Christian, be a Peacemaker
"...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 obtained … Continue reading A Heavenly Inheritance
Back in my Freshman year of college, I wrote an opinion essay in my Composition I class. My essay was entitled "Kanye West is Misunderstood." To be honest, I wasn’t even a massive fan of West’s music but he always intrigued me. So, I decided to write. Whether or not my essay was factual is … Continue reading Is Kanye West for Real?
“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 part … Continue reading The Benefit of Storing God’s Word in Your Heart
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
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 … Continue reading Does it Matter Which Bible Translation You Use?
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 … Continue reading The Gospel is Offensive, but You Shouldn’t Be
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
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 the … Continue reading Theology of the Week: Justification by Faith Alone