The Essence of Sabbath Observance is Grace

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8 (ESV) God certainly knew what He was doing when He created the Sabbath. It’s something we all need. So why are those who keep the Sabbath misrepresented as Pharisees, or legalists? Is it more legalistic to trust in God by obeying Him and resting in […]

Who is My Neighbor?

Luke 10:37 (ESV) He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” Jesus says this right after He tells the infamous story of the Good Samaritan. It is a response to the question from a religious leader asking how he might be saved. Jesus responds essentially […]

We will Always Feel Indebted to Christ.

We will always feel indebted to Christ. John paints a picture through words in Revelation 4:10 (ESV) the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying. Many commentators suggest these elders are symbolic of redeemed […]

We can find rest in the same place the dove did

2012 has been an exceptionally busy year for me personally. I had the privilege of seeing my 4th child born. I accepted a call to pastor a church in Jackson, Mississippi. Making knew friends, finding new doctors, discovering the best route to the grocery store, all a part of the moving process. And to top […]

He has made your battle His Battle

Philippians 2:12–13 (ESV) Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. This verse reminds […]

Christmas and The Paradox of Finding Strength in Weakness

2 Corinthians 12:10 (ESV) For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. What a contradiction. In a world that says: the bigger, the faster, the stronger, the smarter, the better. How can we ever become content with being […]