Exegesis and exposition, the work of understanding a biblical text, are foundational to understand scripture’s application to our lives. The problem is many churchgoers want to hear the application without doing the work of the exegete. In many cases, preachers have accommodated their preaching to scratch the hearers' itching ears. To keep congregants happy, preachers … Continue reading The Danger of Neglecting Expository Preaching
Suffering for Jesus is still a blessed part of living for him. There has yet to be a promise from heaven that says living a godly life would be easy in a fallen world. We should still expect persecution, but scripture is still able to to equip us for every good work. Read full story … Continue reading Breaking News From Heaven
Just as stress affects our physical bodies, it can also affect our church body. I am not a strong man. As much as a want to be, and as much as I try to let the semblance of strength linger around me, when the stresses of life start applying pressure, my body succumbs to its … Continue reading Stress in the Body
As believers, we struggle against sin and temptation. There will never be a time in our lives when we will not be striving against it. However, fighting against sin is one thing; sin having control is quite another. Sin can quickly gain power in our lives if we are not diligent. This is why John … Continue reading 5 Signs Sin Has a Powerful Grip on Your Life
The true Christian is called to be a soldier, and must behave as such from the day of his conversion to the day of his death, he is not meant to live a life of religious ease, indolence, and security, He must never imagine for a moment that he can sleep and dose along the … Continue reading What do we Fight in the Fight of Faith?
A stranger to the life of faith makes a snuffle at believing, and thinks no work so easy, or so trifling. He wonders why such gentle business should be called the fight of faith, and why the chosen twelve should pray for faith, when, as they believe, every human brain might quickly furnish out a … Continue reading I Have Been Praying 15 Years for Faith
Many people think they have peace with God, but their lack of concern about their standing with him is a deception of their spiritually dead soul. There is a peace that passes all understanding, and in times like we were living in now, it is one of the most blessed aspects of the Christian life. … Continue reading The Peace of Christ or a Dead Calm?
I will meditate on Your precepts, and contemplate Your ways. -Psalm 119:15 The habit of laying up a text of Scripture in the morning, to be meditated upon while engaged in the business of this world through the day, is both profitable and delightful. It is as a refreshing draught to a weary traveler! Nothing … Continue reading What We Need in a Daily Devotional
Today is a gift from God, and you marred it with sin. It was not your intention. You planned to bring God glory in all that you did, and for a portion of the day, you were on track. You started the morning with scripture; you spent time in prayer, then you were off to … Continue reading You May Have Fallen, But You Are Not Foiled
When the Spirit would glorify Jesus, He humbles you. When He would glorify His fullness, He makes you feel your emptiness. When He would bring you to rely on His strength, He convinces you of your weakness. When He would magnify the comforts of Jesus, He makes you sensible of your misery. When He would … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Unworthiness Keep You From Jesus