Allow Me to Vent: How Not to Be a Grumbling Israelite

https://open.spotify.com/episode/02bQ2rFGf7j7tXZvJO8XQb?si=2j3SdsUYR-yZxan_oPdH_w Another Thanksgiving is in the books, placing us firmly in the midst of the holiday season. Although Christmas/Advent is my favorite time of year, I will likely receive your solemn nod of agreement when I say that these days never go as smoothly or joyfully as planned. Now we could point to a multitude …

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Fragments from the Cross

I frequently tell others that one of the most difficult parts of sermon preparation is deciding what to leave behind. Since God's Word is infinitely profitable, no one can ever mine the full depths of even one passage or one verse. Thus, after spending time in study, I have never come away wondering if I …

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Background on the Gospel of Mark

Author Like the other Gospels, Mark is technically anonymous; however, as the title declares, tradition has long held John Mark to be the author. Theme Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. Background John Mark is first spoken of in Acts 13. When Paul set out on his first missionary journey with Barnabas, we …

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Preorder My Advent Devotional & Help Fund Our Adoption

October means that the season of Advent is just around the corner! As a way to fundraise for our adoption process from my wife's home country of Colombia, we are selling an Advent devotional written by me and designed by Tiff. If you would like to purchase one or more books, please fill out the …

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Forgiveness Might Not Mean What You Think It Means

I was not planning to write anything about the recent student loan forgiveness act from the Biden administration, but then I kept seeing social media posts making, in various wordings, the following point: Christians should not be opposed to student loan forgiveness because our entire belief system is built upon being forgiven of our debts …

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Loving Those That the Woke Leaves Broke

https://open.spotify.com/episode/4dqnwNiBjoicWVkfnytRuW?si=Omo7sWo7RhScYQ9nGBKWag I have said once or twice that the Woke and LGBT ideology is a present manifestation of the spirit of the antichrist. And I double down on that belief, for time has only continued to unveil its beastliness. Yet while the culture war continues to rage, I would like to very briefly ask my …

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Regarding Children’s Day & Books

Last year our church began a new annual celebration: Children's Day. A glance online will reveal that there are a few declared Children's Days throughout the world. November 20th is one of the most common, since it commemorates the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the United Nations on that day in 1959. …

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Till Next Week…

As I write this, I am sitting in a hotel in Mexico getting ready to have dinner with some local pastors, which will begin a week of ministry that will perhaps turn into a longer partnership. During this weeklong excursion, I’ve decided to let the ground of this blog lie fallow and will not be …

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Antichrist Goes Woke: Why You Should Watch “What Is a Woman?”

If you haven't heard already, on Wednesday the Daily Wire released a new documentary called What Is a Woman? The film stars Matt Walsh as he goes on quest through the murky waters of the transgender ideology to discover if anyone is able to answer the titular question. As any who have listened to Walsh's …

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Pride in Proverbs

Thanks to our planet completing another revolution around the sun by the upholding of Christ our Lord, June has come again. While summer officially begins later in the month, here in Oklahoma the heat has already arrived, and already even the cool breeze of spring is giving way to the summer warmth. Recently, however, June's …

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