Poisoned Minds & Gospel Perseverance

Now at Iconium they entered together into the Jewish synagogue and spoke in such a way that a great number of both Jews and Greeks believed. But the unbelieving Jews stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. Acts 14:1-2 The Gospel, faithfully preached, will never fail to pierce darkness and bringContinue reading “Poisoned Minds & Gospel Perseverance”

“Gospel Soil”

Now there were in the church at Antioch prophets and teachers, Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen a lifelong friend of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which IContinue reading ““Gospel Soil””

Love Is Learned

Love. Our culture talks a lot about it, especially this time of year. Yet even with all the talk, ideas, theories, and experience, our world is largely clueless on the topic. Even what we get right is often misapplied and misunderstood. As Christians, those who serve and worship the author of love who, himself, isContinue reading “Love Is Learned”

Love One Another.

On at least one occasion, Jesus was asked by the religious leaders of his day, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” (see Mark 12:28–34; Matthew 22:34–40; Luke 10:25–28) By Jesus’ response, he links two essential commands together. He emphasizes the preeminent command to love God with everything and above everything, and then heContinue reading “Love One Another.”

“Renew: 20:21”

Never has a year been so hated as 2020, yet after just one week of 2021, people were lining up to cancel their 7-day free trial. In all reality, however, history has seen difficulty before, and every year brings a new series of opportunities. As Christians, we have reason above all else to maintain aContinue reading ““Renew: 20:21””

Loving & Pursuing Christ

Two weeks into January… how ya doing? The new year always begins with a wide-eyed hope and a giddy optimism as we imagine the many opportunities ahead of us. The ills of the previous year seem to fall away and only the shiny potential of a blank slate remains. Our future is so bright, weContinue reading “Loving & Pursuing Christ”

🍁 Happy Thanksgiving 🍁

I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers… (Ephesians 1:16) Of all the things I am most thankful for this year, I thank God for my faith family – my local church. While this year has been burdened with unusual challenges, I have witnessed the grace of God overflowingContinue reading “🍁 Happy Thanksgiving 🍁”