Heart problems.

August 3, 2014. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your…

How shall we take the word of God?

July 24, 2014. “For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward you believers. For…

Christian Instructions.

July 8, 2014. “Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.” (Romans…

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…

Three styles of preaching.

July 6, 2014. “[A]s it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” “Their throat is an open grave; they use their tongues to deceive.” “The venom of asps is under…

Hiding from God.

June 25, 2014. “Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 23:23-24) Can we hide from God? This may sound…

Repentance and baptism.

June 16, 2014. I received word this morning that one of the boys we were studying with in Nicaragua decided to get baptized into Christ! His good friend, who was studying with us too, is also considering making the decision to follow Christ. This was wonderful news. It’s great to actually see the fruit of…

How can we know?

June 11, 2014. “Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my…

Parables of the Kingdom.

June 6, 2014. I was listening to a sermon yesturday about what Jesus said about the kingdom of Heaven. As I am reading through the book of Matthew, I am starting to realize that I don’t think a lot of us think about what Jesus actually says. A lot of times a gospel of only…

Are you offended?

June 3, 2014. “Then the disciples came and said to him, “Do you know that the Pharisees were offended when they heard this saying?” He answered, “Every plant that my heavenly Father has not planted will be rooted up. Let them alone; they are blind guides. And if the blind lead the blind, both will…

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 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…