But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

Friday, 01 November 2019 02:32

Eight Ways Exposition Changed Our Church

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I was thankful to not be in the front row of class that morning. The famed old expositor leaned over his lectern with a glare. Tensions rose, and the air conditioner silently kicked on. Did the older man rise on his toes? Suddenly, with the growl of a mama bear over cubs, he roared, “Every...

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016 14:14

Cop Killers and Victims Need Christ

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Terrible tragedies are happening all around us and the church needs to be ready to love and ready to serve, but church leaders have to be ready to provide answers from the Bible. Empathy is not enough, catchy phraseology like “hope” and “love” are not enough, and protesting is not the answer. People need to know where hope...

Sunday, 17 July 2016 17:22

The Rejection of Jesus is Marvelous!

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      “‘The stone that the builders rejected

                 has become the cornerstone;

           this was the Lord’s doing,


Tuesday, 12 July 2016 16:25

5 Strategies For a Christ-Centered Home Featured

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How in the world are we going to raise godly kids in a sin-centered culture?

For well over a decade, social media has evolved and exploded from days of primitive “My Space” accounts that had teens glued to the family computer (under some sort of supervision?), to the now ever-present Snapchat videos and pornography in the palm of their...

Thursday, 30 June 2016 14:31


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Imagine that you live in a country in which Christianity is a minority religion. Most people you meet have never heard of it, or know very very little about it. Most people believe in a whole host of gods and goddesses. Imagine that the President doesn’t understand Christianity and has no way to learn about it. In fact, he thinks it’s...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 16:00

95% of Churchgoers Headed to Hell Featured

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Revivalist preachers of the early 20th century used to say 95% of American churchgoers were on their way to hell. Not sure how they knew that. But, it does make me wonder what they would say about today’s churchgoing populace. Ninety six percent? Ninety seven?

Regardless of numbers, the book of Revelation gives crystal clear insight...

Tuesday, 14 June 2016 11:41

The Holy Spirit: Triumph or Tragedy? Featured

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There is a member of the Holy Trinity that is most neglected, misunderstood, and misrepresented, yet, He is an integral and equal part of the Godhead. Many of His works go unnoticed, while many foolish and outlandish practices are credited to Him. The feeble attempts to “reveal” Him by well-meaning believers, or preying...

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 17:01

The Blood Guts of Crucifixion

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I’ve never been a stellar student. However, one lecture from a guest professor early in college, Dr. Truman Davis, glued itself to my brain’s hippocampus, and has not disappeared. The professor was a former ophthalmologist who quietly and graphically explained the medical responses of Christ’s body under crucifixion. I’ll...

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 16:45

7 Secrets to Bible Study Success

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What are the odds of one library containing multiple books that speak to multiple readers, throughout history, equally and without contradiction? To answer that question is to assess the beautiful uniqueness of the Bible. Sadly, many refuse to open their Bible and leave it to grow dusty and forgotten.

However, there are many others who try to...

Friday, 13 May 2016 13:05

Don’t Ever Call Me a Baptist Featured

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I used to be a Baptist. I was saved in a Baptist church when I was five. I was baptized in that same Baptist church when I was seven. I went to a Baptist bible college and, after I graduated from that Baptist bible college, I went to a Baptist seminary. I was ordained in a Baptist church. My first sermon was to a Baptist congregation. I baptized...

Tuesday, 03 May 2016 15:17

Take Aim at God’s Glory Featured

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A group of theologians and divines came together in 1646 to pen the famed Westminster Shorter Catechism. When questioning man’s ultimate purpose, the men settled on the following statement, which has lived in Christian lore since: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”

Just a few years later,...

Thursday, 21 April 2016 13:35

LGBT Will Soon Put Christians on Trial Featured

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 I’ve a friend whose child (1st grade) brought church Easter invitations to school last month. At noon, my friend received a voicemail from the principal stating, “Children aren’t allowed to have religious items on campus.” Long story short, my friend was warned that his 1st grader was an, “Agent of a 501(c)(3)...

Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:04

Raising a Generous Generation

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How do kids get their perspective on money? 

A mature Christian woman once shared with me how her wrong view of money, and her self-centered view of giving was shaped by her childhood. Her parents fought over money, her mother cried over money, and one day her dad took her and three siblings out to teach them a lesson about how much they were...

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 10:25

It’s An Owl! Answers to Tough Questions

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See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.  Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him...

Tuesday, 29 March 2016 13:06

7 Habits of The Wise

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In Part I of Wisdom from Proverbs, we looked at 7 Habits of a Fool. It’s easy to pick on fools because they’re so blatantly…well, foolish! But not playing the fool doesn’t necessarily prove that you’re wise either. In fact, Proverbs 17:28 says, “Even a fool, when he keeps silent, is considered...

Thursday, 24 March 2016 10:43

Engage People This Easter

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How far will you go to share the light of Christ? My wife, Bre, has been praying and working extra hard to engage our neighbors, so she set up an Easter Egg Hunt for twenty neighborhood children this Saturday. Last week, I received an email from her asking if I would consider being “Easter Bunny” for the event. Ha! I gotta’...

Tuesday, 15 March 2016 14:31

7 Habits of a Fool (Part 1)

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Everybody’s played the fool at some point. That means that once in a while, we’re going to say and do things that aren’t very well informed. But that’s supposed to be the exception not the norm right? Unfortunately, human depravity can quickly turn foolish behavior into foolish habits that do a lot of damage.

The Bible has a...

Thursday, 10 March 2016 12:13

How Do You Deal With Desertion?

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No one likes to be left behind. Be it at the altar, in a race, on a road trip, or in friendship, being left by someone simply hurts. I have a friend who was newly married, and driving to start a new job in California. They packed up belongs in their two cars, and struck out. My friend’s new bride drove slowly and it frustrated him. My friend...

Tuesday, 01 March 2016 14:00

Help Restore Fiji Following Cyclone Winston

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Last week cyclone Winston hurled through Fiji, killing dozens, and leaving tens of thousands homeless. The cyclone was the largest ever to hit the island nation, with gusts up to 200mph. One of our beloved missionary partners, Premend Choy, and his family lead a local church and bible college in Lautoka on the Fiji Islands. Premend is a...

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 17:02

God is Good… All the Time

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Think about the best things have happened to you lately. If you’re a Christian who has received a promotion, a raise, a new car, a bigger home, newer home, good report from the doctor, a healthy baby delivered, or that job you’ve always wanted…you’ve probably said these words:

“God is so good!” And you’re...

Thursday, 11 February 2016 14:13

You Can Tell Me You’re Hurting

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“When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” coach yelled after I scraped my knee on the graveled school basketball court. I limped from the court, blood squirted down my shin, a small pebble remained lodged in my kneecap, and internally I questioned just how tough I was… I sure didn’t plan to...