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  • Book Review: The Harbinger

    Last week I continued our study of Isaiah with a sermon from Isaiah 9:8-10:4. Isaiah's main point in these verses is simple. Our greatest need is to be delivered from the wrath of God.  Several people have asked for my perspective on a particular verse in this section, Isaiah 9:10, which reads, "The bricks have fallen, but we will build with dressed stones; the sycamores have been cut down, but we will put cedars in their place." A New York Times best seller written by Jonathan Cahn, T...

  • Membership Matters

    People who know I’m a pastor often ask me, “Do I have to be a member of a church to be a Christian?” I answer with an emphatic no.  But if I have an opportunity, I’ll share that the question strikes me as the wrong one to ask. I don’t belong to a church because I have to or because I’m a pastor, but because being part of a church is an indescribable blessing! Here are three reasons why.

  • Transfer Conference

    In case you haven't already heard, Sovereign Grace Ministries is hosting the Transfer Conference May 25-28 in Orlando, Florida. The conference exists to celebrate and proclaim those biblical truths and values that are most important to pass on from one generation to the next. If we assume it, we lose it.

  • Be a Man Man

    I never watched the Disney movie, Mulan, when I was a kid. But my wife did, and she recently played a YouTube clip of the song, “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” for my 3-year-old son. The tune promptly became one of his favorites.

  • My Favorite Book on Trusting God

    Compared to many Christians, I feel like I have experienced very little personal suffering. But I still face a daily choice between placing my confidence in other people or circumstances and trusting in the Lord who rules over them all. Jerry Bridges' classic book, Trusting God Even When Life Hurts, has been especially helpful in teaching me why I should trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding (Prov.

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