From Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his Nachfolge (ET, The Cost of Discipleship) When we are called to follow Christ, we are summoned to an exclusive attachment to his person… Discipleship means adherence to Christ, and, because Christ is the object of that adherence, it must take the form of discipleship… Discipleship without Jesus Christ is a way … Read more Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life & Discipleship
Paul gives some wise advice to the church in Ephesus from his experiences in ministry as he is saying his last goodbye before heading to Jerusalem that all believers can profit from. Read the Scripture below and see how you are imitating Paul’s example in ministry to the Ephesians. Paul Speaks to the Ephesian Elders Now from Miletus he sent … Read more Wise Advice For Christians & The Church
In my devotional this morning I was inspired by the content that Oswald Chambers put forth. He addresses an issue that is not discussed as much as it should be in the Christian world today. Chambers addressed the topic of how to get more connected with God. I paraphrased a few of my thoughts while reading … Read more How connected to God are you as a Christian?
2 John 1:7-13 ESV (Bold Added)  For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.  Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win … Read more How are you sharing the Gospel with those who need to receive it?
It has been a while since I have made a post on here. To be frank, life has been a little crazy. Between everything going on at seminary with classes, the things going on in the ministry at church, & trying to keep my priorities straight at home. There really has been no real time … Read more When the waves of trials come…#James1:2-8
Why don’t we evangelize? What is the gospel? Who should evangelize? What is evangelism? Why should we evangelize? Mark Dever’s book, The Gospel And Personal Evangelism, seeks to answer all of these basic questions about evangelism for the common Christian. In today’s Christian culture, evangelism has fallen by the wayside in terms of priority … Read more Book Review : The Gospel & Personal Evangelism @9MarksOnline
This week in one of the church’s Bible studies we were asked the question “Why is hatred so serious a sin?” And as I started to think through the answer of this I was brought to many different verses and ideas on why hate is such a serious issue in the believers life. I have … Read more Why is Hatred Such a Serious Sin?
Do you read the Bible sometimes and wonder what you were supposed to get out of it? Do you know the differences between all the different Bible translations? Do you know how the books of the Bible are different from one another and how to read them? If you answered “no” to any of … Read more Book Review : How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon D. Fee and Douglas Stuart
I just finished Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger and if you are looking for a book on the structure of how a church should be, this is a great book. Often times, churches and ministers get caught up in the day to day ministries and in the many events that are commonly … Read more Book Review : Simple Church – @ThomRainer & @RealEricGeiger
I am often asked about the books I read in seminary and although most are fascinating, I would not recommend them to most people because they can be kind of dry. However, this is a book that I believe should be essential for every Christian to read. (Along with the Bible, of course.) In the … Read more Book Review : Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life, By @DonWhitney