Thank You’s & Encouragements

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As I sit down today to try to catch up with ministry thank you & encouragement notes (an attempt that I am forever behind on) I cannot help but realize how hard this is. This process is a hard one simply due to the amount of notes I would love to send combined with a lack of time … Read more Thank You’s & Encouragements

The First Day of My Last Semester as an M.Div Student @ SWBTS

Today was bitter sweet. Today, I started the last semester I will have as a Master of Divinity Student at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. This endeavor started almost 3years ago and has been a time of growth and exploration in ministry and education. The day was quite nostalgic as the day progressed. I often found myself looking … Read more The First Day of My Last Semester as an M.Div Student @ SWBTS

The Role of the Word in Church According to @CharlesSpurgeon

Refusing to resort to worldly entertainment in order to attract a crowd or to employ gospel gimmicks to induce a spurious response, Spurgeon relied on God’s Word for the success of his ministry. He affirmed: “I would rather speak five words out of this book than 50,000 words of the philosophers. If we want revivals, we must revive our reverence for the Word of God. If we want conversions, we must put more of God’s Word into our sermons.” His gospel preaching was grounded in his commitment to biblical truth.

-Steven Lawson, The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon

Wise Advice For Christians & The Church

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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

How connected to God are you as a Christian?

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?

How are you sharing the Gospel with those who need to receive it?

2 John 1:7-13 ESV (Bold Added) [7] 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. [8] 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?

When the waves of trials come…#James1:2-8

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

Book Review : The Gospel & Personal Evangelism @9MarksOnline

  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

Devotional Wrap Up: Dealing with difficult situations in the middle of God’s Calling

As I am sure some of you do, I stick with a daily reading plan to direct the times I spend with God during the week. (I also like to use the My Utmost For His Highest devotional. – Link is on the right.) As I go through this I usually like to compile my thoughts … Read more Devotional Wrap Up: Dealing with difficult situations in the middle of God’s Calling

Why is Hatred Such a Serious Sin?

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?