Are You Missions-Minded?

June 28, 2013

Over the years I have heard various philosophies and arguments from people who are either for missions or against missions. Even though I have always been associated with the...

Book Reviews

Book Review: The Discipline of Grace by Jerry Bridges

June 27, 2013

Jerry Bridges uniquely joins together the seemingly opposing forces of grace and discipline in this classic book on spiritual formation.  The Discipline of Grace is just one of many...

Christian Living Ministry

Hindrances in Bearing Fruit

June 27, 2013

The Lord wants us to bear fruit. As a matter of fact, this is the natural order of creation. On the third day, God created the vegetative world and...


Outline: How to be Content

June 26, 2013

  Title: How to be Content Philippians 4:4-9   Introduction: The entire thrust and theme of Philippians is joy.  It is fitting that Paul would conclude this epistle with...

Spiritual Formation

The Need, the Nature, and the Nourishment of Repentance

June 26, 2013

  The Need of Repentance The word repentance has become misplaced in the modern church.  Because of its unpopular tone, many have discharged it from their preaching; and those...

Book Reviews Spiritual Formation

Book Review: Christlike by Bill Hull

June 25, 2013

Bill Hull is one of today’s leading aficionados when it comes to discipleship.  His literary contributions to the subject has awakened and reignited a passion among many believers in...

Christian Living Spiritual Formation

Being a Good Steward of Your Trial

June 25, 2013

  The great tragedy of trials is not going through them, but rather going through them and not learning anything from them.  God permits, and sometimes even sends, trials...


The Importance of Logging, Filing, and Keeping Good Records

June 24, 2013

If I could offer any practical advice to young preachers starting out in the ministry it would be in the area of good record-keeping.  I cannot stress how important...