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How Jesus Built the Church

What were Jesus’ ministry priorities? Jesus preached the gospel and made disciples… he modeled the Great Commission for the Church.

Why Did Saul Become Paul?

  “Saul was ashamed of his past, so he changed his name to Paul because Jesus gave him a new beginning.” When it comes to the Apostle Paul’s name-change, this is the explanation I’ve heard many times. God did give… Continue Reading →

The Danger of Deceptive Godliness: Learning From Ananias & Sapphira

Why did Ananias and Sapphira die for keeping some of their money? Not because they kept some, but because they lied to God and thought they’d get away with it.

How to Not be a Heretic

What is heresy and how do I avoid becoming a heretic? Four common threads explain what leads to Christian heresy and whether heresy is alive in Church the today.

Pleading for Christian Unity

America is in a season where we are greatly divided. As Christians, we must be different and stand united, despite everything else that brings division.

What is “Sin that Leads to Death” in 1 John 5:16-17?

What is the sin that leads to death and the sin that does not lead to death? When would we be encouraged to not pray for someone?

How You Say It Matters: Thoughts on Form & Function

When you have a mission to accomplish, which matters more: form or function?

Book Review: Designed to Lead

Designed to Lead is a much needed call for the Church to have a clear discipleship plan that involves training new leaders for the sake of the Great Commission.

Playing the Long-Game in Ministry

What does it mean to play the long-game in ministry? We cannot measure our ministry only by immediate results.

Why Seminary is Worth It

Seminary is expensive and time-consuming. Is it worth it? I say YES… here’s why.

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