Grace and Law

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” Matthew 5:17 In the verses immediately preceding 17, Jesus describes citizens of the kingdom as the salt of the earth and the light of the world.  He wraps up his…

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Reading List

As you prepare to sharpen your mind in 2017, I thought I would share 10 books to consider. These are books that I’ve read in the last couple of years that I believe you will find beneficial.   Jared C. Wilson, The Story of Everything (Wheaton: Crossway, 2015). I loved this book! Jared shows how…

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Showing and Growing: 10 Practical Steps for Community

Up front, I confess, that I’m approaching this post from the perspective of a pastor in ministry seeking to shepherd and love his people well; however, I truly believe that if the average church member would seek to live these principles out, they would find deeper relationships and have a much richer sense of purpose….

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A Person of Character

In 1 Timothy 5:17–25, Paul is instructing his young protégé Timothy how to structure ministry so that the spiritual leaders of the church are accountable. Makes sense right? After all, the church is relatively young. A lot of confusion exists on how church should be structured and it is a prime opportunity for people who…

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