Bible knowledge alone, does not make one a godly Christian. One might know all the great facts and doctrines of the Word of God, might be a profound Bible scholar and a wise theologian, and yet not be an advanced, or even a growing Christian. We are to learn to 'live Christ' as well as … Continue reading Not All Great Bible Teachers Are Christians
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.
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?
When Pressing on Means Giving Up
I could hear the voices whispering, “Persevere. Don’t give up. You need to press on.” The only problem was I was fairly certain these were the voices of the enemy. I was torn because persistence is something to honor. A sense of despondency and joy burned within me at the thought of ending several lifelong … Continue reading When Pressing on Means Giving Up
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