Gospel


08
Jul 2017
Lose your Life

This past Sunday I had the honor to preach at Waynesboro Grace. They asked me to fill a spot in a series on the disciples, specifically on how these ordinary men were transformed by grace. My task was to explain how James, the son of Zebedee, was transformed by grace. In short, James epitomized a particular misunderstanding of the disciples. They knew that Jesus was the Christ, that he was King,......

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23
Jan 2017
Consistent Passion

Last week our journeys took us to a vibrant outpost of God’s kingdom in Piqua, Ohio. Since it was sanctity of life Sunday, the pastor focused his teaching on that topic. A few minutes into the sermon he stated: “The passion for the unborn, the unwanted, and the unreached doesn’t begin with a love of the unborn or unwanted or unreached. It begins with a passion for the preciousness of the......

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11
Oct 2016
Real Life Begins At The Cross

Last Sunday Phil and I attended Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, MD. During the worship service my heart asked an unexpected question. The lyrics were from a song called, “Death Was Arrested” by North Point InsideOut. Our Savior displayed on a criminal cross Darkness rejoiced as though heaven had lost But then Jesus arose with our freedom in hand That’s when death was arrested and my life began “Questions about what?” you might ask? Questions about when......

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22
Apr 2016
Gospel Centeredness

As I’ve been traveling in churches I’ve noticed a rift that separates churches. It is not that churches disagree on whether or not they need to change to continue being gospel outposts in a changing culture. It is the solution that is prescribed. Category A churches assume that we have gotten the bible, theology, and gospel teaching correct, but we’ve applied it incorrectly as we’ve misunderstood our culture. The solution is......

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28
Jan 2016
Advance the Gospel

I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel.  Philippians 1:12 Paul’s faith in a good and sovereign God led him to be more concerned about the advance of the gospel than his own circumstances, specifically in this case, being locked up! This is such a simple idea. It is taught and preached very frequently. But I believe we rarely, if ever, fully......

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19
Jan 2016
The Gospel Brings Us Together

When I think about Martin Luther King Jr. I tend to be at awe for everything he has done. I believe Martin Luther King Jr. was pointing to a specific place, someone greater. He was pointing to heaven. He gave us a glimpse of of another man, perfect and sinless unlike himself. A man who stood against political forces, suffered, and paid an un-payable debt. This man’s dream was not only to put away......

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12
Jan 2016
Anonymous

From blogger Edmond Sanganyado whose article was featured on Challies.com today. Last year, I learned a very important lesson that helped shape everything I did, although with challenges here and there. It was from a book appropriately titled, Embracing Obscurity: Becoming Nothing in Light of God’s Everything, by, you guessed right, Anonymous. There’s a lot of speculation regarding who the author is with some convinced it’s Francis Chan. Whoever the author is, they......

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