One of the most important duties of a Christian is reading God’s Word. Unfortunately, we’re not always as consistent with reading and studying the Scriptures like we ought to be. Even still, though, the only thing worse than not reading your Bible is to read it wrongly.
I usually chuckle when preachers begin their sermons with the sentiment that their selected text is their “favorite” in the whole Bible. I chuckle because not only do I do the same thing but I also know that this is usually just a quick way to introduce the text without really introducing it. But I have to say that when it comes to the Book of Romans, it really is my favorite.
In a previous post, I announced my new position as youth pastor for a new church body. I am excited and eager to get to work building relationships and sharing the gospel with the youth of both the church and the community at large. This will definitely be a challenge for both Natalie and I as we gain the trust of the youth and their parents, and seek to disciple them in the boundless truth of God’s grace.
Perhaps the most overused word in all the English language is the word “awesome.” We call people, places, and moments awesome without any real regard for the true meaning of the term. In fact, the word is so colloquial that it’s almost a slang word now. It’s lost its meaning. In the same way, we’ve lost our awe.
What follows is a complete list of all the books I’ve read this past year. They’re listed alphabetically, as I’m trying to refrain from “ranking” them as opposed to recommending them in general.
Another week has come and gone, and we stand on the brink a new year. 2016 was filled with not a small amount of emotion, but this morning we get to sit back and enjoy some fantastic stories from across the web. Hope these are as impactful on you as they were me!
October has come and gone, but the bustling and buzz of the Protestant Reformation can still be seen and felt. The pulse of evangelicalism is louder than usual about the Reformation because we’re coming up on the 500 year anniversary of that fateful day.
I think there are only three types of books out there: those that entertain you, those that educate you, and those that expunge you. In case you were wondering, Paul Tripp’s Dangerous Calling is most assuredly in that last group.
Some of the clearest portions of Scripture on the nature and character of God come in the form of parables, which, as it happens, are also some of the most confusing and debated portions of Scripture as well.
What’s interesting to note about centuries-old preachers and theologians is their absolute devotion to Christ.