Heaven: What is it?

Maybe you’ve heard the old saying that “Christians can be so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.”  But today, I don’t believe that is true.  The opposite seems to be more accurate: Christians don’t think of heaven enough!  We don’t study the Scripture enough to shape our way of thinking of the afterlife. InContinue reading “Heaven: What is it?”

How to Prosper, Spirtually

I was recently confronted with the question: “How does one prosper spiritually?”  Another way of putting it would be to ask: “What is the key to spiritual growth?” I believe the first Psalm has some insight into this question.  The book of Psalms has often been referred to as Israel’s hymnbook.  It contains songs- orContinue reading “How to Prosper, Spirtually”

Where Do We Go From Here?

After hearing of the Supreme Court’s decision on Friday, I was faced with a moral dilemma inside my soul. What do I preach on in light of the current events?  Do I remain silent and say nothing? Or do I comment on the present situation? The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court demands aContinue reading “Where Do We Go From Here?”

Why Mission is Critical to a Local Church

The fourth century church father Augustine of Hippo said: “Whoever…thinks that he understands the divine Scriptures or any part of them so that it does not build the double love of God and of our neighbor does not understand it at all.”[1] There are two types of love. One is the love that appeals toContinue reading “Why Mission is Critical to a Local Church”

Crucial for a Healthy Church

The following message is taken from Philippians 4:1-7 and addresses compromise and unity. In his book, The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer gives this interesting illustration: “Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by beingContinue reading “Crucial for a Healthy Church”

Friends Are Like…

The following message is based on 1 Samuel 19:1-7 and addresses the value of friendship. To have a few close friends, even just one or two is a tremendous blessing in life.  They help us through life’s challenges.  They encourage us.  Life comes easier with friends.  Ecclesiastes 4:9 tells us: “Two are better than one, becauseContinue reading “Friends Are Like…”

Agreeing to Disagree

The following message is taken from Acts 15:30-42 and uniquely addresses how the church should handle disagreement. This is the story of two friends; two men who had the same vocation.  They were called of God to preach and plant churches.  One was from one city; the other from an island.  Both loved God andContinue reading “Agreeing to Disagree”

Thankful for…

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, as Christians, we have much to be thankful for. God has provided so wonderfully for everything we need towards life and godliness. He has given us salvation by grace through faith. He has given us His word that teaches such things. He has given us His Son, who is ourContinue reading “Thankful for…”