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Sovereign Scripture

March 21, 2013


Have you ever considered Scripture was not given to us apart from the stories, actions, decisions, words, thoughts, and characteristics of real people? More importantly, Scripture is given to us through God’s dealings through and with these people? If God’s Word is eternal, was Scripture written to merely record history or was it written to […]

Christopher Dorner Burned Alive, Eternally Burning?

February 13, 2013


I have been contemplating how Christopher Dorner, if it is true that he died, experienced his last moments on earth. If he was burned alive as headlines suggest, how terrible it would have been for him to suffer the torments of a furnace of fire. I don’t know what it feels like to be trapped […]

Oh Sinner, Do Not Flatter Yourself That There Is No Hell

February 12, 2013


Our postmodern culture posits there is no right, no wrong, and no ultimate justice. It’s the kind of thing serial killers live for. That is, if there is no God, then there is no Law Giver, and therefore laws are man-contrived for beings who are not beings but rather molecules in motion derived from the […]

What the Gospel Is, and What It Is Not

January 25, 2013


In the following sermon, Voddie Baucham contrasts the modern gospel, which is no gospel at all, to the true Gospel that alone is the power of God unto salvation for all who believe (Romans 1:16). While the modern gospel is about man and what God can do for him, the true Gospel is about God […]

On Image-Bearers of God

January 17, 2013

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God created man in His own image (Genesis 1:26-27, 5:1, 9:6). Man defiled the image of God in man in which he was created (Genesis 3; Romans 5). God became man through the eternal Son, who is the image of God, perfectly reflecting the image of God (John 1:14; Philippians 2:7; Colossians 1:15-17; Matthew 5:17-18; […]

Holiness vs. the “Holiness Movement”

January 2, 2013


I was recently asked about the “holiness movement” and whether I “believe that while you’re set free from the bondage and dominion of sin, do you now claim to walk perfectly uprightly, or, are you still grappling with your sin nature (flesh patterns) in a fallen world?” Here is my answer that might be helpful […]

2012 Year in Review

December 31, 2012

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2012 has been an incredible year for me and my family. The Lord has blessed us in so many ways this year, and some of the highlights include: Becoming pregnant with our 3rd child, Canaan Wyatt, who is due in February 2013 Growing in grace with our new church family at Creekside Bible Church My […]

Jesus Is Lord of Unbelievers

December 10, 2012


From chapter 2 of The Gospel Is for Christians (pg. 33-34), Mitchell Chase writes, Sinners who believe in Jesus are acknowledging his lordship, but Jesus is Lord whether or not they ever believe in him. We cannot make Jesus anything, much less Lord…That Jesus is Lord over believers is not new information, but the lordship […]

Understanding 1 John 2:2

November 28, 2012


1 John 2:2 is a verse used by many to oppose particular redemption (limited atonement). They assert that this verse is proof text that Christ died for “the whole world”, meaning every individual. It is critical to understand the nature and efficacy of the atonement so that one truly understands the grace of God in salvation. […]

Give Thanks to the Father as a Living Sacrifice

November 21, 2012

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May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. – Colossians 1:11-12 In Colossians chapter 1, Paul prays the church would be filled with the knowledge […]