Christians Seek Christ

A couple weeks ago I was hanging out with a friend of mine who is struggling with where he is at in life. He was worried about his employment, living situation, and struggling with the idea that life is just not making sense for him. When I reminded him of this text in Colossians where Paul is encouraging the Colossian believers to seek and set their minds on the things above, he let out a Gahhhhhh. He shared that even though he knew that focusing on Christ should be the most important thing in his life and to live knowing his identity I found only in Him, he confessed that he tends to forget this a lot. Continue reading “Christians Seek Christ”

3 Things I’ve Learned Being A Missionary

The Importance Of A Sending Church

When we left for the mission field, we had a lot of people from our church meeting with us and praying for us. In fact, in one of the services we were brought before the congregation and prayed for. This gave us confirmation and comfort even though we knew we were heading toward unfamiliar territory and had a lot of work to do. When we landed in Nicaragua everything changed. Continue reading “3 Things I’ve Learned Being A Missionary”

John Phillip’s Exploring Hebrews

Hebrews is one of my favorite books. In this book, we see that Jesus is greater than any angel, priest, or old covenant institution. We see that Jesus is our great High Priest who is able to sympathize with our weaknesses while also being the perfect sacrifice for our sin. We see that God is our loving Father that uses the affliction in our lives to discipline us to prove that we are His children. Continue reading “John Phillip’s Exploring Hebrews”

Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms

In Judges 2:10 we read a very sad and shocking passage .. “And there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done for Israel.” After all that had happened in the generation before through Joshua’s leadership, how did they get so far off? Those that lived during the time of Joshua did not share what God had promised and done for Israel. This led to a new generation who did not know God.

In our day, there has been a trend in some churches to stray away from the old ways and start developing new, relevant ways to experience God. Continue reading “Creeds, Confessions, and Catechisms”