In December of 2007, I gave my heart to the Lord. I knew my life was full of sin and that God was gracious and compassionate. I understood that He died on the cross for my sins. I remember hearing at a young age: “Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me… Read More Encountering God’s Holiness
A couple of weeks ago I was picking up my son from daycare. We were waiting at a stoplight on the intersection of 41 and Fowler Street near Page field. There was a gentleman in his mid-30s on a bike getting ready to cross this busy intersection. I was getting nervous for him because you… Read More Created in the Image of God Sermon
“Let the sea roar and all within it, the world and those who dwell in it. Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing for joy together before Adonai, for He is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness and the peoples with fairness.” Psalm 98:7-9 God is… Read More Creation Rejoices in God’s Salvation
Yes, you heard me correctly. I believe Joel Osteen is more biblical than you think. Now, before you cast any stones, please be patient and let me explain why I believe this is the case. According to Pastor Osteen’s doctrinal statement, He believes the following core truths concerning Christianity: The Entire Bible is inspired by… Read More Joel Osteen is More Biblical Than you Think
Last week, I had an interesting conversation with a friend on Facebook. Both of us noticed many churches use the identifiable slogan, “faith alone in Christ alone.” But what exactly does that mean? And is it biblical? My friend argued that simply because some groups summarize their position with a recognizable slogan does not mean… Read More Is Faith Alone in Christ Alone Biblical?
Who are the groups involved in Acts 15? We have the Jerusalem Council (v. 4), the Circumcision Party (v.1), the sect of believing Pharisees (v.5), and the new Gentile converts (V. 17-20). What is the debate about? There are two positions: The Judaizers say: The Law of Moses should be kept as part of salvation,… Read More Did the Jerusalem Council Change God’s Law?
Who is the Apostle Paul referring to when he says, “Therefore let no one judge you in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day (Col. 2:16)?” Just eight verses previous to this statement, Paul says to believers in Colossae: “Let no one take… Read More Paul Did Not Abolish the Sabbath in Colossae