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
The word apologetic doesn’t mean what it sounds like. It comes from the Greek word ἀπολογία–to speak in defense of one’s worldview. In our case, Christianity. Therefore, when discussing the 4 different types of apologetic systems, I am referring to the various methodologies Christians use to defend their faith. Are you ready to learn? Let’s begin. The… Read More 4 Apologetic Methods for God’s Existence
Creation “Then God said, Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” – Genesis 1:26 Sin “For the… Read More The Gospel in 5 Words and 5 Verses
“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” -Matthew 4:19 Today, my son and I were playing the Catch and Count Fishing Game by Melissa and Doug company. The fishing rods have a magnet attached at the end of the pole that connects with another magnetic circle on the fish. Each… Read More How do we Fish for the Souls of Humankind?
Here is a conversation between an Atheist and myself. He brought up 9 common arguments against the existence of God. His concerns were legitimate, but I believe the Bible has the answers to these emotional statements. 1. Objective Morality? Please. Rather, please explain the strange sense of whimsical morality and justice within the Christian tradition.… Read More Responding Biblically to Common Atheist Arguments
When I did a grammatical-historical exegesis of Mark 16:16; Jn. 3:3-5, Acts 2:38; Acts 22:16; Rom. 6:4-6, 1 Cor. 12:13; Gal. 3:26-27; Eph. 5:25-27; Col. 2:11-13; Tit. 3:5; and 1 Pet. 3:21, I came to the conclusion, all presuppositions from Southern Seminary aside, that water baptism is indeed part of the gospel. This led me… Read More Evangelicals, Bring Baptism Back to the Gospel