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
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?
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
I love machines. They are so straightforward. If you have a problem, there is normally a procedure of troubleshooting that helps you pinpoint the problem. Even though machines can cause problems, at least you can find where the problem lies. If a machine breaks, you buy replacement parts or perhaps even replace the entire machine. … More Discipleship is Not a Factory, It Is a Farm
I love my church’s small groups. I love them so much I attend more than one. Sure, part of the reason is because I’m one of the pastors of the church and am invested in several groups of men that are seeking the Lord and may become potential leaders. But, it’s also because I love … More Small Group (or Bible Study) is Not Enough