• The Truth Test

    I John 2:18-27 In this text, John administers his third and final test to distinguish between God’s true children and the pretenders. It’s the truth test–or as others have called it: the doctrinal test.…

    June 2, 2018
  • Loving the World

    I John 2:15-17 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the…

    May 26, 2018
  • This Mother’s Day: Give Me Jesus

    Tomorrow, mothers everywhere will be greeted with sentimental expressions of love and appreciation. We’ll be treated to breakfast in bed and handed bouquets of freshly cut flowers. Church leaders will honor us for the…

    May 12, 2018
  • Half-baked

    Today, on your 11th birthday, I can’t help but remember you as a baby. All those personality traits we noted in infancy have taken deeper root now and are coming to define you. For…

    April 26, 2018
  • What’s on Your Nightstand?

    Since moving last June, we’ve had our own series of unfortunate events. There were the two back to back floods that filled our garage and basement with water. Then there was the failure of…

    April 14, 2018
  • A Portrait of A Life of Faith

    I hope you all had a joyful Easter Sunday as you celebrated the victorious resurrection of our Savior and King. The highlight of my weekend was seeing a dear friend and her husband publicly…

    April 7, 2018
  • What More Can He Say?

    Hebrews 1:1-3 In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom…

    March 31, 2018
  • Q: Why Did Jesus Come?

    Tomorrow is Palm Sunday, the day we commemorate Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, riding–as the prophet foretold–on the back of a donkey (Zechariah 9:9). The popularity Jesus enjoyed that day did not last long.…

    March 24, 2018
  • Q: Who is Jesus? A: Jesus is God

    Each year cute little bunnies, brightly colored eggs and pastel-wrapped chocolates encroach a little more on our religious holiday. Now don’t get me wrong, I love all these heralds of spring! At the very…

    March 17, 2018