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”
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”
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”
“Make careful choice of the books which you read:
let the holy Scriptures ever have the preeminence.
Let Scripture be first and most in your hearts and
hands and other books be used as subservient to it. Continue reading “Richard Baxter On Reading”
What is the purpose of grace?
Primarily, to restore our relationship with God. When God lays the foundation of this restored relationship, by forgiving our sins as we trust his Son, he does so in order that henceforth we and he may live in fellowship. Continue reading “J.I. Packer On The Purpose of Grace”
The Gospel For Life series seeks to take the Gospel and apply it to many different aspects of our life (book titles). The books are very short and to the point. All the topics that they cover are issues facing the church today. We should have a response to them, and this resource helps us do just that! Continue reading “The Gospel For Life Series”
Looking to improve your productivity during your sermon prep? Look no further. In his book 8 Hours or Less, Ryan Huguley breaks down his very disciplined and practical day by day sermon prep plan that helps him deliver faithful sermons each Sunday. Continue reading “Book Review: 8 Hours Or Less By Ryan Huguley”
This J.C Ryle clothbound set from Banner of Truth is an incredible resource not only for pastors but also for those who want to grow in spiritual maturity. Continue reading “Book Review: J.C. Ryle Clothbound 12 Volume Set”
Richard Rushing has done it again with Voices from the Past, Volume 2: Puritan Devotional Readings. I have had Volume 1 for the last three years and it has been my go to daily devotional. If you have a deep desire to grow in holiness, I recommend that you pick up this book! You will be encouraged and challenged. Continue reading “Book Review: Voices From The Past, Vol. 2”