Meekness isn't weakness, it's understanding where your true strength lies. Gal. 5:22-23 | 30 May 2018 Notes Originally delivered at Grace Baptist Church, Southwest Ranches, Florida. Audio only track available here.
We come now to the 22nd stanza and the end of this 119th Psalm, throughout which the writer has been adamant about both God's heart to save and man's heart to wander. This climactic stanza is no different, with the psalmist closing his magnum opus of praise in a rather anticlimactic way: prostrate in submission … Continue reading The Way to Wander & the Way to God: Psalm CXIX Part 22
Our chiefest comfort isn't the God of miracles, but the God of mercy. Josh. 10:1-27 | 20 May 2018 Notes Originally delivered at Colonial Hills Baptist Church, Taylors, South Carolina.
There's a grave need in the American Church — in the global Church, really — for a rediscovery of the gospel. For instance, swaths of churchgoers sit on pews and give their minimal budgeted offerings, even though, when they leave to resume their weekly routines, they have little or nothing to do with Christ — … Continue reading #29: On Church Planting & Gospel Ministry in New England with David Morse
Biblical faith is the faith to stretch yourself out on Jesus's finished atonement. Gal. 5:22-23 | 16 May 2018 Notes Originally delivered at Grace Baptist Church, Southwest Ranches, Florida. Audio only track available here.
This article was originally written for Christ Hold Fast. Be sure to visit their site for more law and gospel resources. Whenever preachers get up to speak about the topic of love, they usually go to passages like 1 Corinthians 13. They are apt to do so — for there, under the Spirit's design and … Continue reading The Divine Portrait of Love
Perhaps the unsung attribute of God — the one we all take for granted — is His longsuffering. His patience. God suffers sinners to painstakingly fumble over their sanctification time and time again, never choosing to scrap it all and start over, but to persistently, stubbornly love them. More often than not, we push our … Continue reading #28: On Grace, Failure, & Freedom with Tullian Tchividjian
I am a sinner. That is, perhaps, the most uninventive way to begin any theological conversation. And yet, I feel that truth in my bones. Notwithstanding my own attempts to escape that reality or pretend it doesn't exist, I am a sinner. I'm the chief of sinners. (1 Tim. 1:15) I know that. Everyday, I … Continue reading The Great News of the Gospel
Despite being a large book with a vast history, the Bible tells one story. This, indeed, is what makes it such a miraculous book. Even though its pages comprise words and letters from 40 different authors, spanning approximately 1,500 years, the Bible has one note, one plot line: Christ crucified for sinners. The unending thread … Continue reading God’s Divine Cross-Centered Purpose
Grace cancels the competition by giving you the only score that really matters: the righteousness of God. Eph. 2:1-10 | 22 Apr. 2018 Notes Originally delivered at Grace Baptist Church, Southwest Ranches, Florida. Audio only track available here.