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

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

What We Need in a Daily Devotional

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

Jesus Reveals His Mission – Luke 4:16-31 [Video]

Here is the latest video class I taught through the Gospel Project. In this lesson, we look at Jesus' teaching in the synagogue in Nazareth. We will look at why the people loved the teaching initially and why they wanted to kill him a few minutes later. We will also seek to understand a couple … Continue reading Jesus Reveals His Mission – Luke 4:16-31 [Video]

7 Tips to Grow in Biblical Knowledge

1. Study Scripture with Diligence Be assiduous in reading the Holy Scriptures. This is the fountain whence all knowledge in divinity must be derived. Therefore let not this treasure lie by you neglected. Every man of common understanding who can read, may, if he please, become well acquainted with the Scriptures. And what an excellent … Continue reading 7 Tips to Grow in Biblical Knowledge

The Entrenched Intellectualist

We first looked at J.I. Packers description of the Restless Experientialists. Now we move on to the entrenched intellectualist. May we avoid both extremes. “Think now of the entrenched intellectualists in the evangelical world: a second familiar breed, though not as common as the previous type. Some of them seem to be victims of an … Continue reading The Entrenched Intellectualist

The Best Books I Read this Year

Out of the 60 books I read this year, eight were given five-star ratings. Here are my favorites regardless of the genre and in no particular order. The Autobiography of Spurgeon - Vol. 1 - Charles Spurgeon This book is significant in length and full of thoughts of a man filled with the Spirit of … Continue reading The Best Books I Read this Year

What Does it Mean to be Spiritually-Minded?

This morning I had the privilege of preaching at Bethel Grace Baptist Church. The title of the sermon was "Looking on Things Unseen." The focus of the message was on the importance of being spiritually minded. The sermon has four main parts. Why This Sermon? - It is here that I tell a little about … Continue reading What Does it Mean to be Spiritually-Minded?

A Sobering Reminder

  So Saul died for his breach of faith. - 1 Chronicles 10:13 These are sobering words. A man who was anointed as king by the Holy Spirit did not follow the ways of the Lord and died because of it. We must be careful, for our enemy is seeking whom he may devour. Are … Continue reading A Sobering Reminder

1 John: Loving One Another and the Four Loves

https://youtu.be/rLBw8a7Rdxc   I am currently teaching a course through 1 John. This is the fourth lesson in the series. In it, we take a look at the command to love one another and consider C.S. Lewis' book, The Four Loves to prime the pump and get us thinking about the depth of this command. All … Continue reading 1 John: Loving One Another and the Four Loves