John MacArthur (affectionately called “J-Mac” at our church) is celebrating 50 years of faithful ministry at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley this weekend. It is a great testimony not just for pastors but for every Christian seeking to be faithful to Christ in these crucial times. I can truly thank God for how he has … More What I Learned from John MacArthur
Here’s a list of prayers I offer up on Saturday night in preparation for Sunday worship: Prayers on behalf of my own soul and family: Give me integrity of heart to love and serve my wife Give my wife love for Christ and the church Give me confidence in the Spirit and the Word, not … More A Pastor’s Saturday Night Prayer
Leadership in today’s society is such a hot-button issue. Our society is so polarized that leaders are loved by half the population and hated by the other half. On any scale, large or small, people seem to always find things to complain about when it comes to leaders in society. In sports, the greatest athletes … More A Desire for More Pastors, Not Necessarily Preachers
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