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 moreWise 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 moreHow 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 moreHow are you sharing the Gospel with those who need to receive it?
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 moreBook 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 moreWhy is Hatred Such a Serious Sin?
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 moreBook 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 moreBook Review : Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life, By @DonWhitney
In Matthew 25:30-41 Jesus says some very strong words to the people about the final days of judgement. The basis of His statements are that if you do not care for the “least of these,” then you are not my disciples and therefore do not know Him. From my experience in the church world, we as minister … Read more#Thanksgiving in Ministry
I while back I read a biography about D.L. Moody. D.L. Moody was an evangelist and minister in the 1800’s who did many great things in his life and God used him in ways that cannot be explained in human terms. (I am not going to spoil all the stuff he did, you have to read the … Read moreAs holy as a sinner saved by grace can be. – D.L. Moody
I was once asked “what is the difference between preaching and teaching?” by a friend who was questioning the reasons I am now attending seminary. This really struck me funny, because I know there are differences but at the time I could not put my finger on exactly what all those differences were. So after … Read moreTeaching vs. Preaching. Is there a difference?