Ministry Surge! September has been a bustling month of activity! The pandemic may not be over, but it hasn’t stopped the students from engaging with us day by day at the University. More than ever before (in my five years of doing this), students are arguing, spitting, and even dumping smoothies on us (yes, really!). … Continue reading September Newsletter 2021
“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.” 1 Corinthians 6:12 Coffee has been a part of my life for a long time, a small enjoyment that would especially brighten my morning, but also … Continue reading I Quit Coffee
‘Is There a God?’ This summer, my family and I were blessed to be able to see and experience parts of our country that we have never seen before. We traveled west to Wyoming, stopping in various places of interest along the way, each, it seemed, more beautiful than the last. A running joke of … Continue reading July / August Newsletter 2021
The Harvest is Plentiful but Laborers are Few Lately, my prayer has been, “Lord, send forth laborers into your harvest!” As I travel, it never ceases to amaze me just how many people there are in the world. Driving down the highway, vehicles keep coming, each carrying individuals and families. At each city or town … Continue reading June Newsletter 2021
Hit hard with Covid. This month I have combined April and May’s newsletters because Covid had me down for the last two weeks of the former month. As a relatively healthy person, I suspected that if I ever happened to catch COVID-19 that I would recover as many of my friends have—quickly and painlessly. Boy … Continue reading April / May Newsletter 2021
Do Children ruin one’s happiness? Seth Rogen and his wife Lauren seem to think so. They have decide to forgo having children for the sake of “fun”. They aren’t alone. More than ever people are either having no kids or few kids. Is this really going to increase happiness? Or will it lead to regret … Continue reading Do Kids Ruin Happiness? [Video]
Often we hear people say that salvation is a work of God. Is this true? Of course it is. But when people take it so far to say that salvation is a work of God alone, then they have gone into error.
Because you kept my command to persevere, I will also keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world. – Revelation 3:10 He who endures to the end shall be saved – Matthew 24:13 Salvation, as we can see from the words of Jesus, is not a one time event … Continue reading The Command to Persevere
I recently conducted my first livestream with guests participants. Chip (joining from Spain) and Adam (joining from Tennessee) sat with me to discuss the dangers of Once Saved, Always Saved Theology. We each made a case for the errancy of the doctrine and tackled common arguments. Chip brought a unique historical perspective on the doctrine … Continue reading Eternal Security Livestream with Adam and Chip-
What does it mean to repent? What does the Bible teach on repentance? There are a lot of opinions on this subject. I take you through the Bible to show you what real repentance is, and how it is absolutely necessary for salvation. My notes are below the video. [Receive an email each time a … Continue reading What is Biblical Repentance?
On Streets and Online Due to COVID and closures, ministry has morphed in the last year. Online ministry has taken a greater role in every ministry across the world. Many people are afraid—perhaps not rightfully so, but they are nonetheless. Many are still reluctant to shake hands or to stand close by. Just today a … Continue reading March Newsletter 2021
Allen Parr is a popular Youtube personality who normally puts out great content. However, in one of his recent videos, he shared some really concerning teaching that I felt the need to address.
What does mean to sin willfully? If a Christian loses his salvation, can he be saved again? I answer these questions in this video. My notes are below: That this verse is referring to Christians, and not to unbelievers like some like to teach What ‘sin willfully’ does not mean: What it does mean: That … Continue reading Can a Fallen Christian be Renewed to Repentance?
There’s a lot of thoughts and confusion when it comes to election and predestination. As a young man, when I first began studying the scriptures, I was troubled regarding this subject. But I finally have an understanding of this subject that satisfies my mind. I hope this video helps to clear up things up regarding … Continue reading What is Predestination?
Is Eternal Security Biblical? Once a person is saved, are they always saved? The answer is a resounding NO. the Bible is full of real warnings to hold fast to what they have, to endure to the end, to take heed, and to stand. These warnings make no sense if the danger is not real. … Continue reading Once Saved, Always Saved REFUTED
“What do they need to hear?” For most of my life I have prayed, “Lord, what do I need to say?” But I’ve changed that prayer. Now I pray this prayer: “Lord, what do they need to hear?” My preaching and my ministry has taken on a new focus that I feel has really helped … Continue reading February Newsletter 2021
Bad doctrine has a way of getting worse and worse. The idea of Eternal Security has led many to believe that a person living in sin can be saved, despite the clear biblical warnings regarding this deception. In this video, I tackle the root of the cause, and show how Once Saved Always Saved is … Continue reading Ravi Zacharias and the Danger of Once Saved Always Saved Theology
The Ravi Zacharias scandal really bothered me. I liked him. I liked listening to him. I never suspected that a guy like him could be capable of such impropriety. For my mind, it was necessary to work through how something like this could happen. The truth is that this kind of scandal is nothing new, … Continue reading Was Ravi Zacharias Saved? How Do We Understand the Scandal?
During his lifetime, I regarding Ravi Zacharias as one of the leading voices in Christianity. He brought an eloquence and a kind of thinking that was respected across the world. Yet now, after his passing, disturbing revelations have come forth about the person he really was behind the scenes. He wasn’t at all what he … Continue reading Is Ravi Zacharias in Hell?
When you search Google for “Can a Christian…”, invariably one of the suggestions to pop up will be “drink alcohol.” Apparently, it is an extremely common question with many opinions. But I’m not going to give my opinion. I’m going to shoot straight with exactly what the word of God says. The first thing that … Continue reading Can a Christian Drink Alcohol?
“You will know them by their fruits.” – Jesus. False prophets are nothing new. We have been warned about them from the very beginning of the Bible all the way up through the New Testament. Yet despite these warnings, many people, good people often, are deceived by them. As a result, many Christians are led … Continue reading How to Spot a False Prophet
A Time for Prayer and Fasting. Fasting is not high on the priority list for many Christians today, which is a shame, because today is when we need to fast more than ever. Fasting is not fun, I’m not going to lie. I like food and drink just like everyone else. And the idea of … Continue reading January Newsletter 2021
A NEW YEAR. I think that many of us are glad for a new year to come. Though we are yet to behold what 2021 might bring, 2020 was a rollercoaster that most of us are ready to get off of. And although 2021 is uncertain, and although we know that difficult days are ahead … Continue reading December Newsletter 2020
Capital Punishment is a current hot button political issue. The question is this: Is the death penalty archaic barbarism that should end with the likes of slavery and medieval torture? or is it an acceptable and necessary form of punishment for a civilized society? The debate rages in our political spheres, but more specifically for … Continue reading Should Christians Support the Death Penalty?
Thankful. One thing should never change in the life of a Christian, and that is the practice of thanksgiving. “In EVERYTHING give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Giving thanks is not just a nice thing for us to to do, it is a sure … Continue reading November Newsletter 2020
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