Good Judgement

I love the Word of God. I really do. Through His Word, God has changed my life, given me hope, corrected me, and granted me wisdom.  Last week I finished a series called, Truth, in which I explained why we can trust the Bible.  Today I was again reminded of the value of God’s word as I read these verses in Hebrews: For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning… Read More

Sacrificing Truth on the Altar of Tolerance

Those whom God has set apart as leaders within the Body of Christ have a weighty responsibility to declare God’s truth.  Sadly, many people who follow Christ have fallen prey to deception and lies, and end up deceiving others. Influencers will be held accountable to God for how they influenced others.  That’s why Paul exhorted Titus to be attentive to what he taught.  But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. (‭Titus‬ ‭2‬:‭1‬ ESV) Sound doctrine is no longer popular doctrine. We as pastors, leaders and mature believers can not… Read More

Unleashing God’s Light to Defeat Darkness

so that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. (‭Ephesians‬ ‭3‬:‭10‬ ESV) A fundamental function of the Body of Christ is that we are to proclaim – to declare in faith – the truth of God’s word and His promises to the world.  What many may not immediately realize is that we are not only to declare God’s word to the people of the world, but specifically to the spiritual authorities and demonic principalities of the world. … Read More

There is Power in your Testimony

People can reject theology and resist philosophy, but no one can refute a personal testimony.  Sharing your testimony is the most effective way to communicate the power and truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We often place unnecessary pressure on ourselves to have answers for every question, or to discern wisdom for everyone’s problems in order to be an effective witness for Jesus.  You won’t always have the answers, and you may not be able to figure out every situation a person faces, but you can give testimony to God’s faithfulness,… Read More

The Privilege of Sharing the Message of Jesus

“Brothers, sons of the family of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, to us has been sent the message of this salvation. (‭Acts‬ ‭13‬:‭26‬ ESV) I was reminded yesterday of a significant assignment I have been entrusted – to share the message of Jesus with other people. It is easy to get in a routine of “receiving” from God, while inadvertently forgetting to “give” away what I have freely received! Having been sent out by the church, Paul and Barnabas found themselves in Antioch of Pisidia (modern day Southern Turkey)… Read More