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the gifts of repentance and faith.

By |2014-03-03T07:00:25-05:00March 3rd, 2014|Blog|

After our Sunday gathering yesterday I had someone approach me and ask a question about something I had said in the sermon. I made mention that in the process of salvation, a sinner has a dead heart and cannot, with any power in himself, resurrect his own dead heart without divine intervention. Yes, God has Sovereignly elected some to salvation while passing over others (demonstrating both his mercy, and his wrath; Romans 9:21); yet man is utterly responsible to repent and believe. This is not a contradiction. Scripture teaches both. But the question this person had was about the gifts of [...]

it’s finally here!

By |2013-03-11T13:16:43-05:00March 11th, 2013|Blog|

3 months, 12 sermons and 52,000+ words later... My first book is now available for purchase. I titled it The Fight for Joy: Reflections on the Book of Philippians and you can pick it up several different ways: My eStore (use coupon code '3TQE5DZN' for 20% off!) Barnes & Books-A-Million Kindle (Coming soon!) Amazon (United Kingdom) Live in Italy? Grab it here. (Available in Europe) I'm so excited about this book as it is the combination of commentary/exegesis, personal stories, and reflection. It is more than just a book about a letter to the church at Philippi. For me [...]

farming and contexts.

By |2011-10-27T12:56:05-05:00October 27th, 2011|Blog|

Yesterday’s sermon was from Mark 4:1-34, and while a familiar passage to many, still one that should be revisited from time-to-time. The passage at hand is a lengthy discourse given by Jesus to the crowds and to disciples (in private). Some of it is meant to be hidden (secretive), some of it is meant to be made plain to the disciples, and still all of it is subversive Kingdom talk that purposefully invokes a reaction. The parables themselves are a part of the Kingdom initiation project that Jesus has been working on. If he were to speak openly and plainly [...]