Mowing, Painting, and Living by Faith

For years now, I have been unwilling to relinquish a couple of jobs in our household. The first is mowing the lawn. Both my wife and (at least one of) our girls have often asked me when I’m going to hand off that responsibility or at least start sharing it with our daughters. The other […]

The Church’s Primacy

Recently, I was reminded of the undeniable and incomparable importance of the local church amidst all the other human institutions and organizations, including those that would call themselves Christian. I was also reminded how subtly, imperceptibly, and even insidiously the drift away from a Scripture-embracing, Christ-honoring, church-supporting mindset and philosophy can take place within an […]

When Christians Disagree

After the year we have just weathered, few would dare to argue that we are not living in turbulent times and challenging days. Few of us can recall events within our lifetimes that have proven as unsettling and disruptive to life as we have known it. For months, facts have been scarce but opinions have […]

A Pandemic of Fear

Brethren, now is not the time to give way to fear. Now is not the time to panic or fret or fume or cower. Now is not the time for self-will, arrogance, and pride. Now is not the time to assume motives and hurl accusations. Now is not the time to give ground to the Enemy. Now is certainly not the time to allow divisions to form between saints. Instead, now is the time to run to Christ, dig down deep in His Word, submit to His Spirit, repent of our pride and our fear, return to the God-given means of grace, press into the fellowship of the saints, live confidently and securely in the reality of our risen King, and boldly proclaim that our God reigns! Let us not forget that we do not serve an impotent Savior; we serve the almighty Sovereign! [Keep Reading…]