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
“Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.” – James 1:21 There is a good friend of mine who made this simple yet profound statement: “Either the Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep… Read More Born Again by the Living Word of God
What’s the kindest deed or action a stranger has done for you? Not your family, friend, or co-worker. What’s the kindest deed a stranger has done for you? I want you to think about that for a moment. When I was a sophomore at the University of Indianapolis, I lived in a rental house about… Read More The Most Important Question Ever Asked
Did the Sabbath change for Christians? A typical response from an evangelical might be: “Yes, the old covenant Sabbath on Saturday was an ordinance of the old creation. Sunday, which is the Lord’s Day, is the Sabbath of the new creation because Jesus rose from the dead.” Is this biblical? Are there any passages from… Read More Did the Sabbath Change from Saturday to Sunday for Christians?
In college, I went to the Kentucky Derby with my friends. The main reason we went was to socialize, not bet on horses. After watching a few races, we decided to put down a measly sum of money. $10 to be exact. Was that wrong for us to do? Would the Bible condemn that action?… Read More Should Christians Gamble?
“To separate God’s law from grace is to misapply both law and grace.” Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness (1 John 3:4). For all have sinned and stand condemned before God (Rom. 3:23). The wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23). Thus, all deserve God’s wrath for breaking His law.… Read More God’s Law and Grace Are Harmonious