Remembering Our Hope

Scripture is filled with many instances of deliberate and permanent reminders of the Lord’s mercy, kindness, compassion, love, and faithfulness. In Joshua, Twelve stones were left in the Jordan River to be left as a reminder of what the Lord had accomplished that day. A powerful river was brought to a halt so that IsraelContinue reading “Remembering Our Hope”

The Stout Scot

The life of John Knox can only be defined as “extraordinary.”  He was born around the year 1514 and died in November 24, 1572.  He was raised in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, located about fifteen miles from Edinburgh.  His early education took place at the Haddington Grammar School and in 1536 he obtained his M.A.Continue reading “The Stout Scot”

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”

The Great Commission and the Christian

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. John Piper The Great Commission is a simple command:  advance the kingdom of God to all peoples that He may be worshiped as He rightly deserves.  While not all are called to be missionaries and pastors in the field,Continue reading “The Great Commission and the Christian”

Your Child’s Love Is Precious

There is great difficulty in getting someone to understand that their own standards are unattainable for their co-workers.  The optimistic side to that is that the individual is full of passion, is detail-oriented, and has high standards for their area of charge. However the negative can be a creation of an environment where they areContinue reading “Your Child’s Love Is Precious”

A Life of Successful Suffering

“It was Brainerd’s holy life that influenced Henry Martyn to become a missionary and was a prime factor in William Carey’s inspiration.  Carey in turn, moved Adoniram Judson.  And so we trace the spiritual lineage from step to step—Hus, Wycliffe, Francke, Zinzendorf, the Wesleys and Whitefield, Brainerd, Edwards, Carey, Judson, and ever onward in theContinue reading “A Life of Successful Suffering”

Mission-Minded Monday

Facing a task unfinished That drives us to our knees A need that, undiminished Rebukes our slothful ease We, who rejoice to know Thee Renew before Thy throne The solemn pledge we owe Thee To go and make Thee known “Facing a task unfinished” by Keith and Kristyn Getty The Christian stands redeemed, justified, andContinue reading “Mission-Minded Monday”

Ministry is Not a Stepping Stone

One of my favorite books is John Piper’s, “Brothers, We Are Not Professionals.” It was one of the most impactful books I read in early ministry development and helped shape my understanding of pastoral ministry. Whether you’re in ministry, pursuing ministry, or simply want to see what pastoral ministry should look like, the book isContinue reading “Ministry is Not a Stepping Stone”