Many of you know, I starting hunting last Fall. My friend Terry, mentored me with the process. During gun season, I shot my first buck within the first hour of sitting in the stand. I am hooked! My friend Dan helped me process the deer, and I am confident going into deer season 2020 that I can do the whole process myself. Hunting is a lot ... Continue Reading
My Goodness! Don’t Be Embarrassed of The Bible!
Luke 9:26 “For whoever is ashamed of me and of my word, of him will the Son of Man be ashamed when he comes in his glory and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.” Christians don't have the liberty to be ashamed of Jesus or his words. I preached this passage at the end of 2018, and it made a profound and lasting impact on me. Let me ... Continue Reading
Women are Being Duped!
Feminine Sins The daughters of Eve are being seduced. Feminine temptations to sin are the same today as they were in the garden. That wile Serpent still whispers in the ear of women “God is holding back on you! You know better than God! You be you! You fulfill your dreams! Put yourself first” I see women everywhere nodding in ... Continue Reading
Can We Please Get Over Ourselves?!
I have a thesis that I believe to be true. No, not just true to me, I mean actually true. If you can get past the offense of the first two sentences, then proceed with me. The more glorious something is, the more seductive of a false gospel it is. No sane person is obsessed with dog poop. Why? Dog poop smells, it smears, and it just won't go away. ... Continue Reading
The American Dream Is Awesome
This article is not really about the American Dream. But it sort of is. It all started on May 20, 2000. With one great sermon, John Piper single handily took down a version of The American Dream for an entire Christian generation. A countless number of pastors and missionaries look back to that moment as pivotal in their life and calling. Yet ... Continue Reading
1 Cor. 11, the wildly popular chapter on head coverings, has confused Christians down through the centuries. Just open up a few commentaries and read. Is Paul talking about literal head coverings, a woman's hair, or the husband as the head? Can a man have long hair and a woman short hair, or is that only cultural? Is there a truth beneath the truth ... Continue Reading
Aspire to Live Quietly
“Aspire to live quietly, and mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you. So that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent upon no one.” 1 Thess. 4:11-12 “Live loud!” the pastor yells! “Make a splash! Change the world! Do something big! Make your life count!” He screams. The Apostle Paul comes over and ... Continue Reading
Devotion to Good Works
Titus 3:8 "The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for people." Paul is writing this letter to Titus, who he left on the island of Crete. He has some things he wanted Titus to do there. ... Continue Reading
Luke 18:9-14 "He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee, standing by himself, prayed thus: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men, extortioners, unjust, ... Continue Reading
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