My Pathetic, Sinful, Godly Desires

As we go through our Christian lives we expect a certain degree of failure. One of the first and most fundamental things we come to understand when we become Christians is that we are flawed, imperfect, sinful creatures. We lose our tempers, we have impure thoughts, we say things that aren't true. Despite our best … Continue reading My Pathetic, Sinful, Godly Desires

Separate, Yet Present (A Survey of the Book of Leviticus)

INTRODUCTION: Over the last several weeks, during worship, Pastor Bob has been taking us through his “Church Essentials” sermon series. And in that series, he’s been preaching about those things which identify the local Church. The functionality of it, the importance of membership, and this past Sunday, we saw the role of discipleship within the … Continue reading Separate, Yet Present (A Survey of the Book of Leviticus)

The Portrait & the Painter: The Image of God in Man (A Study in the Doctrine of Man and Sin)

INTRODUCTION: Let’s talk art. I for one have no real artistic ability. I can’t paint. I can’t draw. Even my stick figures leave something to be desired. I remember when I was younger, my father and I used to watch Bob Ross paint on TV. And we’d watch him (with that amazing head of hair), … Continue reading The Portrait & the Painter: The Image of God in Man (A Study in the Doctrine of Man and Sin)

He, Who Is Able: The Sovereignty of God (A Study in the Attributes of God)

INTRODUCTION: Have you ever heard of the Republic of Fredonia? Well, the Republic of Fredonia was founded (if you want to call it that), by a man named Haden Edwards. Mr. Edwards was an Empresario near Nacogdoches in the territory of Texas in the mid 1820’s. For those who don’t know, an empresario was a … Continue reading He, Who Is Able: The Sovereignty of God (A Study in the Attributes of God)

He Has A Wonderful Plan for Everything: The Decree of God (A Study in the Attributes of God)

INTRODUCTION: One of my favorite movies is a film called Cast Away. In that film, Tom Hanks plays the lead role of a man named Chuck Noland. And this is a man that, in the beginning, sees the world through a certain lens and with a certain sense of order. He sees the world as … Continue reading He Has A Wonderful Plan for Everything: The Decree of God (A Study in the Attributes of God)

Paul’s Reformation (A Bible Study in Romans 4:1-25)

On October 31st 1517, Martin Luther took a hammer and a nail, and with a few swift strokes, attached a copy of his 95 thesis to the wooden doors of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. This is also regarded as the beginning of what would become the protestant reformation; one of the great awakenings, when … Continue reading Paul’s Reformation (A Bible Study in Romans 4:1-25)

“The Flood is Coming” (A Bible Study on Matthew 24:36-44)

There are always headlines that catch your eye if you're a Christian. We're immediately drawn to topics about abortion, the persecuted church, evangelism; and now, even gay marriage and transgenderism. And while these are all important issues that we're faced with in this country, and even globally; there's one thing that they always have in … Continue reading “The Flood is Coming” (A Bible Study on Matthew 24:36-44)

Natural Born Killers (A Biblical Examination of the 6th Commandment)

 INTRODUCTION:  In 1885, a man named William Palmer accompanied his friend, John Cook, to bet on some horse races in Shrewsbury, England. Palmer had been a chemist earlier in his life and then later became a physician; yet at some point, slowly, his life became encumbered with a large number of gambling debts. The only … Continue reading Natural Born Killers (A Biblical Examination of the 6th Commandment)