Speak simply, yet with deep understanding.

October 4, 2014. Perhaps one of the things I miss most about being in Chattanooga surrounded by people of a like faith basically at all times is the deep theological conversations that would spontaneously erupt. With ease one of us could say something like “What is grace?” or “Why do we have free will?” and…

3 Interesting ideas about the Bible.

September 25, 2014. From time to time I find it very interesting to take a step back out of the details of the scripture and stand in amazement of the bible as a whole. One apologetic tool I use to relate to people that the bible is the inspired word of God is the bible…

Speaking for God where God did not speak.

September 17, 2014. “After the Lord had spoken these words to Job, the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite: “My anger burns against you and against your two friends, for you have not spoken of me what is right, as my servant Job has. Now therefore take seven bulls and seven rams and go to my servant Job and offer up a burnt…

Unity through humility.

September 14, 2014. “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind.” (Philippians 2:1-2) I dream of a day when all Christians are unified under one…

Lessons from the man of God from Judah.

September 10, 2014. There is an interesting story found in I Kings 13 that I would say is relatively unknown in Christian thought today as it is a short story that is not focused on very often. It was this story that cut me down to size when I was younger; I was sure that…

Knowing what is in the word of God.

August 13, 2014. “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,” (Ephesians 6:16-17) This is a very familiar passage with many commonly known…

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…

Loving law.

July 21, 2014. “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Blessed are you, O Lord; teach…

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…

Behold, the Christ.

July 12, 2014. I listened to a great sermon last night entitled “Behold the Christ” by V. P. Black that I would recommend listening too. You can find it by clicking on the link above, if you are interested. It is an older sermon in a style that you may not be accustomed to, but…

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…

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,…