Hell is for Real

Matthew 25:46 And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.   One day in Bible College I was walking through the library when I saw one of my friends pouring over a stack of books. I stopped to say hi, and over the course of conversation I asked what he was working on. He... Read More


Handling Accurately the Word of Truth

Nehemiah 8:8   Recently I read David Helm’s book Expository Preaching (I know, it sounds like a page burner). One of the chapters was dedicated to how some misuse the Bible. Helm gives a number of vivid illustrations, but my favorite was called inebriated preaching.  In this illustration the Bible is a lamp post. ... Read More


What if I doubt?

Matthew 11:2-6   I grew up in a solid Christian home, the kind of family that was at the church every time the doors opened. I even had to skip a varsity basketball game one time because it was scheduled on a Wednesday night…a church night.  Christ came first in everything, causing our commitment to Him to flow... Read More


The Church as It Should Be

The Church as It Should Be   Acts 4 As a pastor, I spend a lot of time thinking about church. And I should. It is my job after all.  But when I read the top-selling books on how to do church and compare them to how the Bible describes church, I often see a disconnect.    We have been trained to look at church like... Read More

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The Road to Emmaus

On the day of Jesus' resurrection, two disciples set out for a little town called Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35).  As they traveled, they discussed the things they had seen.  The previous week Jesus had entered Jerusalem with a king's greeting, been betrayed by one of his disciples, arrested by the Jews, rejected, and... Read More