How to Learn Contentment

I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. - Philippians 4:11 How can we learn contentment? One step toward contentment is patient submission to unavoidable ills and hardships. No earthly lot is perfect. No mortal ever yet in this world, has found a set of circumstances without some drawback. There are trials … Continue reading How to Learn Contentment

The Test of Your Faith

What is God doing when he tests our faith? Why is it necessary that our faith be tested? What are some of the ways he tests our faith? How are we to respond in times of testing? I recently had the privilege of preaching a sermon called, The Test of Your Faith at Bethel Grace … Continue reading The Test of Your Faith

In the Day of Oppressive Sorrow

The Holy Spirit is our Comforter. He is mighty to comfort as well as to sanctify. His name is "the Comforter." His office is to console. In the discharge of this office He puts forth His power, not only mediately and indirectly through the Word, but immediately and directly upon the soul, sustaining and strengthening … Continue reading In the Day of Oppressive Sorrow

A Monument to Grace: Short Film

I am proud of my son, Mark, who won first place for the film below at a competition at his university. The theme was grace. As you will see, my son is an avid hiker and has been to some beautiful places. The voice you will hear in the video is Dr. Chuck Ryor. Dr. … Continue reading A Monument to Grace: Short Film

Sin Wants You to Itself

Whether you think the church COVID lockdowns were justified or not, one thing is for sure; Satan loves that our fellowship with other believers has been hindered. In Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s classic work, Life Together, we find this heart-stopping line. “Sin demands to have a man by himself. It withdraws him from the community. The more … Continue reading Sin Wants You to Itself

The Conviction of Sin is a Gift

When He comes, He will convict the world about sin, righteousness, and judgment. -John 16:8 Where the Holy Spirit is, there will always be deep conviction of sin and true repentance for it. It is His special office to convict of sin. He shows the exceeding holiness of God. He teaches the exceeding corruption and … Continue reading The Conviction of Sin is a Gift

Fortresses of Falsehood

The world builds fortresses of falsehood. Secularism’s prophets are all around us. They speak to us on the news. They preach to us on social media. They weave their deceptions into the stories they tell us in TV shows and movies. Even corporations and stores attempt to become temples to these unholy delusions, and the … Continue reading Fortresses of Falsehood

Social Commentary Blows Away with the Wind

I am growing more convicted that much of what Christian writers, myself included, spend time writing about will not stand the test of time. Christians need to know what is going on in the world, and Christians need to speak the truth into these issues. We need to understand how the world thinks and how … Continue reading Social Commentary Blows Away with the Wind

Not All Great Bible Teachers Are Christians

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

The Dangers of Being Idle

Warn those who are idle. - 1 Thessalonians 5:14 Take heed of an idle and slothful spirit. An idle life and a holy heart are far apart. By doing nothing, men learn to do evil things. It is easy slipping out of an idle life, into an evil and wicked life. Yes, an idle life is of itself evil, for … Continue reading The Dangers of Being Idle