Engage in Prayer

It should be the goal of every believer to engage. God did not save us to just sit on the sidelines. Our level of engagement is directly connected to our love for Jesus. The more we love Jesus, the more spiritually engaged we will be. We will never experience true revival without spiritual engagement. We…

Sermon Delivery

Crafting a sermon is an art. It is not something to take lightly. It is hard work. To learn more, I encourage you to read my article on sermon preparation. However, the focus of this article is on the actual delivery of a sermon. You may have some very good truths to communicate, but, how…

Gospel Life: Politics

The Gospel invades every facet of our lives. Our work, our education, our hobbies, our worldview, and even our political views are influenced by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is much said today about the idea of separation of church and state. However, you cannot separate one’s faith from his or her political views…

Gospel Life: Abuse

The scriptures have much to say about the subject of abuse, how the Gospel relates to abuse, and how we as Christians should respond to those who have been abused. In Luke 4, Jesus was in the Synagogue on the Sabbath day in Nazareth. He was asked to read from the prophet Isaiah. At the…

Gospel Life: Race Relations

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is more than the death burial and resurrection of Christ. The Gospel is more than a plan of salvation. The Gospel is not just something you believe in and move on. You never graduate from the Gospel, instead, you go deeper into the Gospel. The Gospel changes everything. It changes…

Wisdom, Discernment, and Discretion

Proverbs 2:10-11 says, “When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee.” I am sure that you have heard it said before that there is a right and a wrong way to do things. Sometimes we have the right idea concerning a matter,…

Conscience

  Often times we speak of having a clear conscience. Oswald Chambers says the conscience is “the eyes of the soul which looks either toward God or toward what we regard as the highest standard.” Everyone has a conscience. However, the question is: to what standard do we hold our conscience? As Christians, our standard…

The Resurrected Life – Psalm 23:6

Jesus, our Shepherd, showers us with goodness and mercy. He gives us an eternal home in glory. This is made possible by the fact that He went through the valley of the shadow of death for us. He went to the cross and took on death in our place. Thanks be to God, He conquered…