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5 Things Husbands and Dads Can Do Right Now to Lead Their Family.

By |2014-08-04T14:44:42-05:00August 4th, 2014|Blog|

1.) Gather with the Church. Don’t tell me you are leading your family well when your church attendance is one week a month. The gathering of the saints of God is a sacred thing; it’s a time for corporate worship as we join with the heavenly angels in the eternal song of praise to our King. It’s edifying to your soul, it’s edifying to everyone around you. The Christian Sabbath is exceedingly important. You need Word and Sacrament–often. The Scripture commends it to you. Husbands: your wife needs you to lead your family. Fathers: your children need you to lead your family. So prove [...]

How to Listen to a Sermon (Part 2)

By |2014-05-13T13:11:51-05:00May 13th, 2014|Blog|

In part 1 of my advice on how to listen to a sermon, I said that listening to a sermon begins on the drive home Sunday afternoon and continues throughout the week. The reality is, the Sunday sermon is a sacred part of our worship, but it is not the only part of our worship. Worship is the act of ascribing value to God because He is infinitely worthy to receive it (Psalm 29:2). That happens in whatever we do that is good, righteous, holy and pure (1 Cor. 10:31; cf. Phil. 4:8-9). You can worship with your work, play, [...]

What I Want From a Sermon

By |2014-03-09T16:22:02-05:00March 9th, 2014|Blog|

Disclaimer: I don't mean for the title of this blog post to sound so self-serving. "I want this, I want that, me, me and more me." I'm not coming at it from that angle. I'm coming (hopefully) from the angle of Scripture and what we ought to want from the preaching of God's Word. (Much is done today in the name of preaching and much of it horrendous. But that is not my aim.) I should also mention that this is my approach to delivering sermons, as well as listening to sermons. Though not exhaustive, here are some of things I want from [...]

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!) Amazon.com Barnes & Noble.com 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 [...]