Vanishing Worship: Is COVID-19 the Next Step?

Over the years, it seems like corporate worship in many churches has been vanishing. The calling of the local church, first and foremost, is to gather for worship, but we do it much less frequently now than we did in the past. Sinclair Ferguson has a test he likes to apply to those who tell … Continue reading Vanishing Worship: Is COVID-19 the Next Step?

5 Mistakes People Make in Understanding the Beatitudes

The beatitudes are essential to the Christian life, but many people have not taken the time to understand them properly. There are many Christians who have misconceptions about what they are and what they mean. Here are five mistakes people make in understanding the Beatitudes. 1. They assume the beatitudes are something only notable Christians … Continue reading 5 Mistakes People Make in Understanding the Beatitudes

When the Mob Asks, “Are You a Christian?”

A 30-second video has been circling the web for the past couple of days. It is a group of protestors surrounding a female bystander demanding that she raise her fist for their cause. There is much that could be said about this clip, but what some people have missed is the question asked of the … Continue reading When the Mob Asks, “Are You a Christian?”

3 Reasons God’s Commands are Not Burdensome

It is an absolute joy to follow our Savior, even when it is difficult. Many people caricature Christianity as a crushing list of dos and don’ts. As if God’s commands are overbearing and debilitating. When they speak this way, it is obvious they speak as outsiders, or they have been confusing onerous human traditions as … Continue reading 3 Reasons God’s Commands are Not Burdensome

7 Ways to Feed Your Faith in College

A busy academic and social schedule in college can easily pull the Christian away from God’s Word. But remember: you cannot defend God and His Word if you are not sanctified (set apart) for Him by means of contact with His Word. Too many Christian students drift away from the faith in college because they … Continue reading 7 Ways to Feed Your Faith in College

When Christians Try to Please the Culture

Society is filled with voices trying to tell us what to think and how to live, and we often spend too much time trying to please the unpleasable. Too often, churches spend more time trying to charm the culture rather than serving our Savior. We seek to entice the lost with entertainment when they are … Continue reading When Christians Try to Please the Culture

Secularism’s New Creed

Signs have begun popping up in front of houses, which seem to list several core doctrines of secularism. The signs say, “In this house, we believe black lives matter, women’s rights are human rights, no human is illegal, science is real, love is love, and kindness is everything. It reads like an apostles' creed of … Continue reading Secularism’s New Creed

Faith + Works = Bondage

Those who teach works must be added to faith as a condition for salvation can never tell you when you have done enough. This fact alone exposes the reason why you will never find assurance of salvation in their systems. The problems with believing our right standing before God is a result of Christ’s work … Continue reading Faith + Works = Bondage

When Pain and Faith Collide

When pain and faith collideThe one absorbs the other.But not without a shockThat shakes us to the core. We trust in our own strengthForgetting we are frail.Until that unplanned hourWe’re broken, hurt, and sore. It comes in many ways,But always ends the same.With perfect strategy,It brings us to our knees. Our minds become unclearWhen hit … Continue reading When Pain and Faith Collide

Confronting the Chaos of Our Culture with the Love of Christ

Our culture seems to be described perfectly in 2 Timothy 3:2-4. It says, “Men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.” As Christians, what is … Continue reading Confronting the Chaos of Our Culture with the Love of Christ