To the atheist, the conscience is the end product of a long line of evolutionary and social conditioning, so when it bothers them they are not really guilty of anything. As James Sire puts it, they are really only guilty of guilt. This is why we live in a culture of therapy. The goal is […]
Exegesis is foundational to understand scripture’s application to our lives. The problem is that many in the church want to hear the application without doing the work of the exegete. In many cases this has also been translated into the way many preachers preach. In order to keep congregants happy, they are given large amounts […]
` 1. When a scripture is read you will already have some idea of the context of the passage and be able to draw more from it. 2. As you sing songs in worship you will recognize many of the passages of scriptures alluded to in the music, which will enrich the truths they are […]
As a Christian are you bored? There should be some things that bore you, but are you bored by the right things?
In the book of Hosea, God had strengthened the people and they turned around and used that strength to sin against Him. We do the same thing when we sin. God Bless, Doug
This is a short quote by Charles Spurgeon to remind us that sometimes suffering is part of our ministry. “One Sabbath morning, I preached from the text, `My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?’ and though I did not say so, yet I preached my own experience. I heard my own chains clank […]
Some people think that using labels like Calvinism or Arminianism is wrong. After all, shouldn’t we follow Christ, not men or schools of thought? This video takes a look at these questions.
There are many pastors that seem to have lost their way a bit by following hard after some kind of “seeker” or “emergent” model. They have such a desire for growth and relevance that they have lost their relevance, which makes their growth questionable. With them in mind, here are four common pitfalls which must […]
What do pulpits, a stool, community, relationships, and the Word of God have to do with being relevant?
From Calvin’s Institutes… “Whatever be the kind of tribulation with which we are afflicted, we should always consider the end of it to be, that we may be trained to despise the present, and thereby stimulated to aspire to the future life. For since God well knows how strongly we are inclined by nature to […]