The False Assurance of Tradition

Tradition. There is nothing which gives men a false assurance like human tradition. The poison of tradition promises security but subtly brings damnation. It tells a man that he can be the captain of his own ship, the master of his own way when in reality he is a stowaway, imprisoned in sin. It promises heaven on the back of human exertion thus neglecting an essential tenant of the Gospel; no work can earn salvation. Continue reading “The False Assurance of Tradition”

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”

Friday Links 8.24.2017

I have a bean …

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a coffee that I liked. A couple days ago I popped into Have A Bean‘s roastery to see what they were about. The second I opened the door, the sweet smell of roasting coffee hit me, and it wasn’t the horrid smell of badly burnt beans. I purchased the Ethiopia Yirgacheffe Adado Shara Natural since I prefer fruity notes. Give them a try! Continue reading “Friday Links 8.24.2017”

Trust Jesus, who saves us from life’s vanity.

In the book of Ecclesiastes, the author presents a raw and honest description of the realities of life in a fallen world under the sun.  Life is short and the fact that every day we are getting closer to our death should affect how we live. Ecclesiastes exposes the folly of man as he strives to serve himself by pursuing earthly goals and pleasures. Continue reading “Trust Jesus, who saves us from life’s vanity.”