Choose your paradigm: Membership or Missional. (Part 1)

  February 15, 2015. I have been listening to a lot of sermons and podcasts recently that have dealt with the mission of the church and how we need to relight our fire. Of particular note was the distinction between two different paradigms in Christianity that we need to be aware of to choose the…

Mark 15-16: The death, burial and resurrection.

May 9, 2015. Daily Reading: Mark 15-16. Background: Mark 13-14. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 15 1. Jesus before Pilate: After Jesus was betrayed in the garden, He is brought before Pilate here, with His disciples all scattered, facing a mob that has been stirred by the chief priests and elders. The only answer He gives to…

Comfort kills.

November 9, 2014. I seem to be on this kick lately of wanting a paradigm shift for the church as a whole as I see it in today’s society because our focus is simply not where the focus was in the new testament. We have become so focused on trying to keep the church alive,…

Our God with us.

May 8, 2014. As I am transitioning into a new chapter of my life, I can’t help to feel a longing to stay with the people that I have built very strong relationships with and love with all my heart. Though it is an exciting time in that I am moving to a new place…

The great commission.

March 24, 2014. I am happy to say that we have another brother in Christ! My friend Daniel Chen was baptized into Christ yesterday after he went with a group to see God is not Dead. It must have been some movie. The gospel is working here in Chattanooga, and I am excited to be…

Watchmen.

March 7, 2014. “And at the end of seven days, the word of the Lord came to me: ‘Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shallgive them warning from me. If I say to the wicked, ‘You shall surely die,’ and you give him no…