The Christian Virtues, Part 3: Knowledge.

October 7, 2014. “For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus…

Mentoring/disciple making.

September 12, 2014. “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by command of God our Savior and of Christ Jesus our hope, To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” (I Timothy 1:1-3) Recently my class went over a lesson on mentorship and its importance in our spiritual…

Zeal+Passion=Truth?

August 15, 2014. In today’s religious world we see a ton of zeal and passion. These are in many cases two sides of the same coin. I think zeal and passion are two traits that every Christian should have, as it really solidifies your confidence in Christ. Without passion, why would one practice Christianity? Without…

How do I become a Christian?

July 30, 2014. Once we have established the Christian heritage and proclaimed the good news to the world, certainly there is a question that will arise among the audience of the world. It is a question that has been asked throughout the course of time, beginning on the day of Pentecost when Peter preached the…

4 Reasons Christians need the Old Testament.

July 17, 2014. “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” (Romans 15:4) I was having a conversation with a dear friend of mine the other day and the question came up of whether or not it…

I need to grow up. Do you?

July 7, 2014. But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are…

God and time, part two.

June 30, 2014. Yesterday’s post (God and time, part one.) was the first in a two part series to try to understand a how God fits in and out of time and the implications we can draw from it. If you have not read yesterday’s post, I would suggest you do so now to get…

Teaching the truth.

June 1, 2014. Tonight I experienced my first gospel meeting in a foreign country. I guess it wasn’t too different than the ones we do in America, except the singing was longer (which I enjoyed) and it seemed like people were more genuinely happy to be there. Not that I don’t see that in America,…

The danger of leading.

May 29, 2014. “My anger is hot against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders; for the Lord of hosts cares for his flock, the house of Judah, and will make them like his majestic steed in battle.” (Zechariah 10:3) Are you a leader in the church? Do you teach? Before I start into…

Timothy’s charge.

May 27, 2014. “As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith. The aim of our…

The Jonah you never knew.

May 22, 2014. Today was our last day at the English Language Academy, but hopefully we sowed enough seed to have some of our readers come to the party we are having tomorrow or the campaign we are having in the first week of June. If you don’t normally read my blog, I am currently…

Are we Christians?

May 11, 2014. Today we ask a hard question. It’s a question that I don’t like to ask, but one that I believe is necessary. Before we continue on, just know that today’s post is not for the casual reader who does not like conflict or questions that challenge his or her faith. If this…