Proclaim and Offer

“God commissioned His ministers to proclaim and offer this covenant of grace to all people, and to earnestly entreat them to accept it and be reconciled to Him; no one is excluded.” Richard Baxter “For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches onContinue reading “Proclaim and Offer”

His Merits, Not Ours

“Upon His own merits, Christ has enacted a law—or covenant—of grace, forgiving all sin and freely giving everlasting life to all who will believe and accept it, so that all their sins are continually pardoned by the terms of this covenant.” The fact of the matter is, that the forgiving of our sins has alwaysContinue reading “His Merits, Not Ours”

A Month of Wisdom From Richard Baxter

During the month of April, I had the pleasure of reading “Depression, Anxiety, and the Christian Life: Practical Wisdom from Richard Baxter.” There have been many impactful bits of wisdom, but none more than the thirty-one “Truths about God’s Grace.” It is the beginning of May 2022, and I thought that I would list oneContinue reading “A Month of Wisdom From Richard Baxter”

Can a Christian Rejoice in Heaviness?

A Sermon Illustration by Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1 Peter 1:6 – In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials When confronted with a verse like this, I often sit back, pray, and digest the text.  Rejoicing in the midst of trials is foreign toContinue reading “Can a Christian Rejoice in Heaviness?”

The Quest for the Great Theological “One-Liner”

Any consumer of media will tell you their list of favorite “one-liners.”  These “one-liners” are often the satisfying climax to demonstrating complete and total victory over an opponent or foreshadowing to an epic event that achieves a win for the good guys.  The classic example is the “Oh yeah?  You and whose army?”  To whichContinue reading “The Quest for the Great Theological “One-Liner””

The Supremacy of God in Missions

One of my textbooks for my final Master’s class is “Let the Nations be Glad” by John Piper. The book is a delight to navigate, and because I’ve heard him preach and teach many times, I can “hear” the whole thing in Piper’s voice. Throughout the book, Piper references many anecdotes and stories about God’sContinue reading “The Supremacy of God in Missions”

Preparing for the Unknown

I enjoy investing. Whether my 401k, stock market investments, the fascination with cryptocurrency, and the potential of startups. After discovering my risk tolerance, the research required to make educated guesses with a potential for some sort of future return is relaxing. Investment gurus and experts worldwide are talking about the future volatility and uncertainty ofContinue reading “Preparing for the Unknown”

A Call to Stand Firm

The first chapter of Genesis is packed with a myriad of doctrines and has been the subject of study and sermons for thousands of years. In fact, Jesus Himself taught on it in Mark 10:6, “But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.” As Christians, we hold to the Bible asContinue reading “A Call to Stand Firm”