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VerseD: Romans 10:17

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Romans 10:17, ESV

The Word became flesh to point us to forgiveness and restoration with God, and the Holy Spirit empowers us to share this news with others to lead them toward faith in Christ.

VerseD: Ephesians 6:2-3

“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.”

Ephesians 6:2‭-‬3, ESV

We honor as parents as fellow image-bearers of God, but also because the Holy Spirit leads us to love them as a sign of our love for our heavenly Father and His Son who loved Him and died for us.

What Kind of Follower Are You?

Follow the call of wisdom and head to Proverbial Thought! Jesus said to many people, “Follow me.” When He said it to Matthew (Matthew 9:9), we read that Matthew pulled out his smart phone, opened his Facebook app, found “Jesus of Nazareth”, and clicked “Add Friend”. Then he switched to the Twitter app, found @JesusofNazarethMessiah, […]

What Kind of Follower Are You?

VerseD: Psalm 51:10

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.

Psalm 51:10, ESV

We are woefully sinful, but God made a way for us to be clean and righteousness through the death and resurrection of Jesus and the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22‭-‬23, ESV

God has given us His Spirit to encourage and empower us to live and love like Jesus toward our Father in heaven and each other

This Sunday at Church: Pray for your Church to not forget the Great Commission

I actually have a planning meeting with some men this afternoon to discuss community prayer and outreach. I may be overseeing this ministry, but we are entrusting the work to these men and the congregation.

I love Jimmy and our other brothers and sisters, but I must also point out specifically why we go out: Matthew 28:18

And [Jesus] said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”


This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Pray for your Church to not forget the Great Commission. First though: What is the Great Commission? Its from Matthew 28:19-20 which states: Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the […]

This Sunday at Church: Pray for your Church to not forget the Great Commission

VerseD: Joshua 1:9

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9, ESV

Our God has promised to always be with us, and He proved it through the death and resurrection of Jesus.

VerseD: Colossians 3:1

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.

Colossians 3:1, ESV

The Father sent His Son to die for us, but He raised Him and glorified Him. Now, the Holy Spirit draws us to Christ and to glorify Him in word and deed.

VerseD: Psalm 23:1-2

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.

Psalm 23:1‭-‬2, ESV

God wants to help us. He sent Jesus to forgive and restore us, the Holy Spirit to empower us, and the Church to encourage us.

Have peace in Christ.

Fidelity Month

Hot take?

I won’t lie: I have been tired of Pride Month for a couple of months already. As one source put it (I forget who said it originally), Pride Month is the new Christmas: it starts earlier and earlier, and all the businesses are in on it.

Unlike Christmas, though, the majority who celebrate it tend to demonize those who don’t.

Yes, some Christmas celebrants do that, and we have seen the Conservative backlash against the “War on Christmas”. But they are focusing on the wrong war, especially with the irony of the Conservative focus on freedom of speech (and personal choice).

Conversely, there are some Pride people who follow a more “live and let live” approach.

With Pride Month (which started in earnest with the Dylan Mulvaney Bud Light fiasco), the focus has always been “let us celebrate ourselves” as opposed to celebrating the birth of Christ. Yes, Christmas has largely become about getting what we want, but these two seasons started from polar opposite positions.

This is why I was happy to hear about a new option:

Fidelity Month

Prof. Robert George of Princeton University suggested that, rather than combating darkness, we focus on lighting candles.

As the name suggests, we focus on remaining faithful (Latin: fidelis) to the core values of commitment to God, spouses (one man and one woman), family (traditional nuclear family), community, and nation.

It’s not a radical idea. It used to be the basis for most people, especially in the West. Yet, even conservative people and groups are willing to compromise on some of these, often simply to refute and reject “the other side” or in a twist of libertarianism.

This is in fact biblical.

Look at Ephesians 5-6, 1 Peter 2-3, and many other passages that could be pulled up.

I say we start doing likewise, actually go out of our way to promote biblical values.

Like we should be doing.