The Purpose of the Tithe There is something powerful about worshiping God systematically with our substance. It is a constant act of worship revealing our faith, God’s ownership, and our submission. It takes faith to give ten percent of your increase off the top. It constantly reminds us that God has ownership over our lives. … More The Abiding Validity of the Tithe – Part 2
This is part 2 of a series of blogs from reflections of my experiences as a white pastor in Oklahoma and serving in two communities that are overwhelmingly white. There is no justification for racism in any form or in any variance or degree. As already stated in part one of this series of blogs, … More RACISM — Reflections of a White Pastor in Oklahoma Part 2
I have regularly said over the years one of the best things that can happen to you in your own personal growth, is for one of your favorite authors or teachers to write or teach something with which you disagree. This challenges you to decide if your thoughts or beliefs are really your own and … More John Piper and Hug-a-Thug Theology
The season of Advent is the Christian’s time to commemorate the arrival of Christ the King. The promise of the Messiah was declared over and over by the prophets of old. This promise was always connected to His reign, rule, and kingdom. Isaiah the prophet announces, “For to us a Child shall be born, to … More His Government-It’s Peace
All of these five gifts are given to equip the saints in the local church. The gifts are given to equip and because of that, members should be able to do the work of any of the five without necessarily standing in gift of the five-fold. The equipping is done not by what they do but simply by who they are. … More Foundational Gifts in the Church – Apostles and Prophets
Give God thanks for delivering you from the power of sin. … More What is Sin?
A Christian viewpoint must be reasoned from the Bible. The Word of God is alive and powerful and is able to judge the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. That is why you must guard your heart. The world entices the mind and heart. The more your heart is given to God, the less you will be attracted to the world. … More Overcoming the World