Your Mission Matters

Your Mission Matters

With so many high school graduations happening, I find myself frequently reflecting on where I thought I would be at this point in my life. I think, of all the things I thought I would be doing, living back in my small hometown was...

Rightly Dividing the Word

Rightly Dividing the Word

Paul urged Timothy to do his absolute best to communicate the Word of God accurately to his listeners. Handling God’s Word is no small task; we are to be diligent that what we are teaching, sharing, or communicating to others is the correct...

The Sanctity of Human Life

The Sanctity of Human Life

Something that has recently been laid very heavy on my heart is the topic of the sanctity of human life. In a world so obsessed with autonomy and individuality, it can be easy to get lost in the whole “be your own person” mantra...

Are You Serving Yourself Rather Than God?

Are You Serving Yourself Rather Than God?

Our selfishness can be the driver of all our motives—even to the point of bending, shaping, and sometimes even twisting Scripture in order to fit our own views. We have become entertainment-addicted, approval junkies, only attending church services that...

Stop Looking Within Yourself

Stop Looking Within Yourself

While I don’t always agree with the theology of C.S. Lewis, I think he got it right when he said in Mere Christianity, “As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as...

Resting in His Refuge

Resting in His Refuge

Recently a good portion of my prayer life has been about security. We look for security in everything around us: our jobs, our relationships, our bank accounts, and anything that we can see in front of us. I think it is natural to look to control...

The Gift of Repentance

The Gift of Repentance

I have recited this verse so many times during my Christian walk. It’s one of those passages of Scripture that is easily memorized and often verbally spoken to ourselves as well as to those around us. Repentance is not just a one-time thing for us...

Serving God Instead of Man

Serving God Instead of Man

I had a conversation with a good friend of mine reflecting back on the goodness and faithfulness of God despite our brokenness and sinfulness. More specifically, we were discussing mistakes we had made when we were single and dating...