Redefining Love

Redefining Love

There is nothing more beautiful than the love of God.  The love of God is essential to the Christian faith, yet how often we misunderstand this robust, multifaceted love.  DA Carson was right when he calls the doctrine of the love of God “difficult”.  The reason God’s love is so difficult is because it is […]

Sermon on the Mount Roundup

Sermon on the Mount Roundup

This past Sunday I finished preaching through the Sermon on the Mount.  It was by far one of my favorite series I have done.  Teaching and preparing for this series was a great challenge but also a great joy.  It was convicting yet encouraging all at the same time.  Within this sermon series not only […]

The 6 Challenges Young Pastors Face

The 6 Challenges Young Pastors Face

Young pastors face unique obstacles and challenges.  Sure they may be challenges with leading God’s people, but most of the problems in my ministry are not external, but internal.  The six challenges are largely a result from my own experience.  Pastoral ministry is gloriously challenging.  If you are a young pastor, may these six challenges […]

My Birthday Prayer

Today is my birthday and each year makes me thankful for the past year and encouraged for the next year.  Since it is my birthday I thought I would share one of the prayers I prayed from the Valley of Vision.  It is a fitting prayer as I mark another year of life. Year’s End O […]

How to Read the Bible for Yourself – Part 2

How to Read the Bible for Yourself – Part 2

This is part two of “How to Read the Bible for Yourself”. To check out part one of click here. 7. Develop the Daily Discipline of Spending Time with God This is often called a quiet time. It doesn’t matter what you call it but you need to form the habit of daily spending time […]