Monthly Archives: August 2019

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt XIX – Mark 13:4-6

Self-discipline is one of the hardest habits to practice consistently.  Seemingly no matter how hard we try, we slip-up and slide into old habits.  By God’s grace and His Word, we can overcome, but only so long as we take heed to ourselves and the doctrines of the Bible.  In fact, the Word of God […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt XIII – Mark 9:38-40

In a world full of division and strife, it is no wonder that these problems impact the Church.  Thus we many brands and stripes of church, and this seems unlikely to change any time soon.  However, there is hope.  True submissive faith in Jesus Christ is the key to unity of purpose, truth and life.  […]

Article: Holiness, Going the Distance

Holiness is often hard to define.  What is it? Why is God holy? How can I be holy?  These are just a few of the questions that often come to mind when we consider holiness.  It is tied up with righteousness, goodness, and perfection but none of these concepts captures holiness completely.  Holiness is that […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt XII – Mark 6:33-44

As a pastor, I have learned that feeding the portion of God’s flock given into my care is an incredible responsibility and a great joy.  Like all work, it has its ups and downs, but serving the Lord is tremendously rewarding.  More importantly the Lord teaches us that all of His children have a work […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt XI – Matthew 10:31

Objectively, one of the hardest commandments of Christ to obey is “Fear not.”  We live in a world that offers many reasons to be fearful.  The dangers of everyday life overwhelm us from time to time and the prospect of encouraging others to persecute us by standing up for justice and mercy is often daunting.  […]

Sermon: Commandments of Jesus, Pt X – Matthew 11:28

Rest is so often hard to find. Though we work hard and spend vast amounts of money on comforts, finding rest remains allusive. Why? There are many reasons but chief among those reasons is that we vainly seek the trappings of rest without taking hold of the most important source of rest, faithfulness to the […]