As we all anxiously wait for the presidential election results to filter in, I know it can be easy to lose hope. We want the person we voted for to win. As Christians, I would hope we’d want the country to be ran as close to biblical values as it can be. As we see … More Whoever wins, Jesus is Lord
The other day I thought to myself, “I haven’t published a blog in awhile that was controversial.” And then I decided to write on capital punishment. No, I’m kidding. But the thought did occur in my mind that writing on this would be interesting. Though this is a controverisal topic, my intention is not for … More What does the Bible say about the death penalty?
The other day I started to think about how easily Christians are influenced. We don’t just live in the culture but we are, by every indication, being discipled by it. I wouldn’t imagine this is intentional, as I can’t fathom a Christian wanting to follow the waves of the culture rather than the firm foundation … More Who — or What — is Discipling You?
“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 … More 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 … More Christian, be a Peacemaker
“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 … More The Benefit of Storing God’s Word in Your Heart
Awhile back at my church (Sovereign Grace Bible Church), I taught equipping hour. I decided to teach on arguably the toughest doctrine: the hypostatic union (hereafter HU). I believe I taught it well by God’s grace, but getting into all the detail and nuance can get pretty sticky without accidentally saying something heretical. So, with … More The Hypostatic Union: What it is and Why it Matters
People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline of … More Why You Must be Intentional in Your Pursuit of Holiness
There are many biblical reasons why Jesus died for us. For a good list of them, read John Piper’s book on it—you can read his ten reasons here. They are all great reasons and showcase the glory of God in it all. With that being said, there are also some bad answers to the question … More Did Jesus Die for us Because We Are Valuable?
We all know that the early pages of the Bible–namely, the creation account–has long been scrutinized and made out to be merely allegorical (or just false). Even some professing Christian scholars, theologians, and the like go as far as to say that Adam and Eve weren’t real people. They were symbols, as it’s said. However, … More No Historical Adam? No Gospel.