Love People More Than Your Country

The idea of pledging allegiance to something should certainly not be taken lightly. It means to be loyal to or to submit to some thing or cause. I've been "pledging allegiance" to the United States flag since I was in kindergarten. It's not like I knew what true allegiance was at the time. I simply [...]

7 Lessons in 14 Years of Marriage

Next Wednesday, July 19, marks 14 years of marriage for me and my bride. Like every marriage since the beginning of time, we've had our ups and downs, joys and sorrows, losses and wins. We've learned hard lessons along the way about love, forgiveness, patience, sacrifice and humility. And although I know full well that [...]

Praying the Psalms (Psalm 2)

Father, I see a deep hatred and disregard in our world for the things which please you. The nations are mocking you. They laugh at holiness and truth. They spit in the faces of your people. They jeer at the idea of a crucified Messiah because they see it as weakness. The rulers of this [...]

Shaping Your Child’s Discipline With Biblical Doctrine

Raising children is a matter of discipleship and good stewardship. We have a short time as parents to impart the tools, wisdom and basic skills that are necessary for their adult life. But one thing that may get overlooked by Christian families is the importance of teaching good biblical doctrine from an early age. These [...]

“But God”: The Answer to Man’s Depravity

Consider the doctrine of complete depravity with me. If sinful man is not completely depraved, even from birth, then Christ's death was not completely necessary. But we are depraved, and it was necessary for Him to die, and this is grace. So What's the Problem? The mainline problem taken up with this doctrine, I believe, is [...]

Three Things Everyone Should Know About Biblical Hell

“when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the [...]

He Told us to Love Him With Everything

The Bible is a book of God's redemptive plan for a fallen people, but it is also a book of commands, decrees, laws, and rules. All of these from a perfect and holy God. But who is able to keep them? Thankfully, Jesus narrowed them down to only one, with a second that is like [...]