The Hypostatic Union: What it is and Why it Matters

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, withContinue reading “The Hypostatic Union: What it is and Why it Matters”

Why You Must be Intentional in Your Pursuit of Holiness

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 ofContinue reading “Why You Must be Intentional in Your Pursuit of Holiness”

Did Jesus Die for us Because We Are Valuable?

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 questionContinue reading “Did Jesus Die for us Because We Are Valuable?”

No Historical Adam? No Gospel.

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,Continue reading “No Historical Adam? No Gospel.”

Stop Putting Caveats on the Sovereignty of God

Recently I was sitting in a car repair shop when I noticed the tiniest bug on the lobby table. Since I was annoyingly bored, I simply stared at it. The more I stared, the more I became aware of the astounding fact that God is in control—even of that tiny bug. Scripture forthrightly tells usContinue reading “Stop Putting Caveats on the Sovereignty of God”

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. ProfessingContinue reading “Why We Need to Talk about God’s Wrath”

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”

#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

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 soContinue reading “What is the Trinity?”