Every parent understands that raising children is hard work. I have six kids, and the demands on me and my wife are constant. As I reflect on the joys and challenges of parenting, I marvel at how it often parallels pastoral ministry. Both require a holy dependence on Godâ€™s grace. Both require imperfect people to do a perfect job. Both have weighty consequences for f...Keep Reading
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The recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same sex marriage signals a turning point in the life of our nation. It is a direct assault upon the design of God, even down to the very meaning of gender, marriage, and family. Our society is changing rapidly now, and we can expect much more to come soon. What should our perspective be as Christians, and what do these changes mean for the Church? Listen to this sermon, "We Will Not Bow", by Dr. John Macarthur. ...
One of the most profound memories I have of my missions overseas is the effect that the local food had on my body. When I traveled from California to Ethiopia as a college student, I was not prepared for the change in diet. For two long months I could barely keep anything in my body long enough to benefit from it....Keep Reading
â€œWhy didnâ€™t you confront me? Why didnâ€™t you challenge me sooner?â€ The words echoed around the room and were seemingly screamed into my ears....Keep Reading
As I read the opening words of the Book of Ephesians, Iâ€™m struck by Paulâ€™s desire to worship. He exalts God with praise and thankfulness, and from the very first verse acknowledges that he became an apostle â€œby the will of God.â€ It was an undeserved privilege granted to him before he even wanted it....Keep Reading