We live in a society that values customization. Almost everything you buy can be customized to your particular liking. While this is great on one end, I fear that the tailor fit mentality can often times be imported into a Christian’s thought pattern when considering a local church. There is a danger in “customizing” our … More Two Churches, One Christian?
A few weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the 9 Marks Weekender at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. Below are some of my reflections from the conference. I share to encourage and to record my thoughts and reactions from the Weekender. The entire conference itself was edifying. There were many things that Pillar Bible … More 9 Marks Weekender Reflections
Recently, I was exposed to J.C. Ryle’s works. Initially, I didn’t think much, but as I read I find his work to be relevant and convicting. Listen to his words regarding young men in the church: Let us ask any faithful minister of the gospel, and note what he will tell us. How many unmarried … More A Voice from the Past Speaking to Young Men
This is the third point to the sermon I preached regarding the qualities of missions-minded church. First, the missions-minded church is a diversely gifted church (v. 1). Second, the missions-minded church is a Spirit-led church (v. 2). Finally, we see that a missions-minded church is a sending church (v. 3). A local church’s commitment to … More Learning to Say Goodbye: The Sending Church (Acts 13:1–3)
Here is the second point to the sermon I preached last March on Acts 13:1–3. This section covers Acts 13:2 and provides the description of the Spirit-led missions-minded church. The Missions-Minded Church is a Spirit-Led Church (v. 2). The following verse provides for us a description of the Spirit’s work among the church in Antioch. … More The Spirit-Led Church (Acts 13:2)