Moving to 50/50, wisely

In the summer of 2010, I eagerly attended the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Orlando, Florida. My primary purpose in going was to vote for the adoption of the recommendations of the Great Commission Resurgence (GCR) taskforce. A decade ago, this vision was cast by SBC leaders and many of us young pastors were eager... Continue Reading →

Pride and the Resurrection

As we come to the cross, the place where our shame and sin were destroyed, we must come on our knees, humble before our God. We go to the cross remembering that the one who went there first, went there with a humble heart.

Are you Desperate?

I believe the Bible shows a clear pattern of the necessity of being desperate for God. The pattern goes something like this: God calls someone to Himself who is desperate, they follow for a while, they slowly become less desperate for God, their relationship is ultimately ruined, they are separated from God, they become desperate once again, God calls them…

From the Depths

Several months ago I began leading us through Psalm 107. We have seen examples of the greatness of our God’s salvation and how far His reach can be. The final example he gives begins in verse twenty-three. It is different. Honestly, I thought at first it was bit strange because these people were not really... Continue Reading →

You Can’t Handle the Truth!

As I sat watching a hearing taking place in Washington, DC, I began to think about the truth. Witnesses were giving testimony about events that took place in a foreign land over 18 months ago. Regardless of the outcome of these hearings or others like them, their necessity lies in an ultimate problem with the... Continue Reading →

Brought out of Darkness

Some sat in darkness and in the shadow of death, prisoners in affliction and in irons, for they had rebelled against the words of God, and spurned the counsel of the Most High. So he bowed their hearts down with hard labor; they fell down, with none to help. Then they cried to the LORD... Continue Reading →

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