How a Sermon on Hell Lifted my Soul

Contrary to the popular notion, as the pastor preached on hell, instead of pushing me away, he drew me into the grace of God. As I sat there, the preacher was scriptural, somber, and approached the subject with a reverence that made us all sit up and pay attention. I was at one of the … Continue reading How a Sermon on Hell Lifted my Soul

Risk and Learning or Stagnation

Our creator has given us certain faculties and attributes that should be in constant use. Like a muscle, if we do not use them, they will begin to atrophy, and so will our wellbeing. Have you ever felt like you are in a rut? It is never a pleasant place to be. One of the reasons ruts happen is because ...Click to read more.

The Worldliness Killers: A Short Story

https://open.spotify.com/episode/44BoQE1lrbGzlPDJqI2Dgs?si=cJB-olZIRIWlIyIt9tzqGA I had nearly destroyed myself. I could feel the stress coursing through my body, and I knew the source. My love for the pleasures of this world was straining my soul. I had been seeking my meaning in them, and their uncertain nature made everything I was standing upon unstable, which had caused me … Continue reading The Worldliness Killers: A Short Story

What Makes a Good Systematic Theology?

What makes a good systematic theology? In speaking primarily of Evangelical systematic theology, there are at least four important aspects in addition to it being derived from scripture. 1. It is comprehensive, 2. it involves coherent organization, 3. it should apply to issues of the day, and 4. it should all be done for the … Continue reading What Makes a Good Systematic Theology?

How Well Do You Know the Book of Acts? [12 Questions]

1. Who wrote the book of Acts? 2. Why is it called the book of Acts? 3. What was the event called when the Holy Spirit arrived in chapter two? 4. The first half of the book of Acts follows which major apostle? 5. The second half of the book of Acts follows which major … Continue reading How Well Do You Know the Book of Acts? [12 Questions]

This World’s Splendid Delusion

What a poor, uncertain and dying world is this! What a wilderness in itself! Without the saving knowledge of Jesus, how dark, how desolate it is! It does not appear to us thus, before we were saved because we were then in a state of enchantment, the magical lantern blinding us with a splendid delusion! … Continue reading This World’s Splendid Delusion

3 Temptations of Weariness

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7ytzaLhIb0A8XYkBzLTTrr?si=ll8EaM_AQ0WRK4V_NRLFFg And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9 Growing weary is something we will all face in the Christian life, especially as we get into our middle years. Martyn Lloyd Jones, in his book, Spiritual Depression, suggests that the … Continue reading 3 Temptations of Weariness

God Does Not Forget We Are Weak

"He knows our frame; He remembers that we are but dust!" - Psalm 103:14 God does not treat us as if we were strong, holy, and unfallen angels! He does not forget that we are weak, that it is hard for us to live right, that we are easily tempted and overcome. He is very … Continue reading God Does Not Forget We Are Weak

Myth: Persecution Always Grows the Church

The following is a guest post by Troy Frasier. Troy is a podcast host and co-founder of Revived Studios. If we are unwilling to take a stand for Christ now, what makes us think we will do so when persecution hits? I was having coffee with a friend, and we talked about current events and … Continue reading Myth: Persecution Always Grows the Church