Good Sermon Application

You ever hear something so simplistic and obvious, yet it just resonates with you as some new revelation? Well, it happens to me all the time, it seems.The other day in class my Theology professor shared how one famous preacher provided application to every one of his sermons. This has proven helpful for me as... Continue Reading →

The Gospel is Absolutely Central

We must seek to understand the gospel before we can properly understand or pursue Christian living. So often we get this backward. We are satisfied with having only a surface understanding of the gospel and seeking to understand how to live daily as a Christian becomes a more important and practical endeavor. The problem is,... Continue Reading →

What is the G.O.S.P.E.L.

Watch this video.Jody Jennings showed this video before he preached for campus church this past Sunday morning at NGU.  I was captivated by it.  I wanted to post it for a couple of reasons.1. It is SPOT ON regarding the Gospel message.  In a time when much of the Gospel is being lost and/or blurred,... Continue Reading →

Paradigms Must Change

Last night in my evangelism class we discussed the need for certain paradigms in the church to change. My professor, Dr. Alvin Reid, has dealt with this in his book, Evangelism Handbook. Last night he showed us a chart that included some of the changes that would need to take place, for instance, to cause... Continue Reading →

Driscoll on ‘reformission’

"Reformission is ultimate about being like Jesus, through his empowering grace. One of the underlying keys to reformission is knowing That neither freedom of Christ nor our freedom in Christ is intended to permit us to dance as close to sin as possible without crossing the line. But both are intended to permit us to... Continue Reading →

My brother is ‘missional’

I am very proud of my brother, Eric. I always have been, but tonight God used his approach to life to convict me as we worked through our "How People Change" material in our Life Group. Let me explain.Eric has had some really incredible job and ministry opportunities over the past several years. He has... Continue Reading →

Half-Heartedness

"A son honors his father, and a servant his master.  If then I am a father, where is my honor?  And if I am a master, where is my fear? says the Lord of hosts to you, O priests, who despise my name."  (Malachi 1:6) I simply do not like to be disrespected.  Whether it is... Continue Reading →

Personal Inventory

One of the greatest applications that we have derived from our study in Hebrews 6 is the fact that we should all take part in frequent and transparent self-inventory.  Taking such assessment of where we are in our faith journey and striving to see how we are growing in our faith and in obedience as... Continue Reading →

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