The Church

Characteristics of a Godly Wife

One of the joys a godly woman has when God brings a godly man to be her husband is the pursuit and commitment of being a godly wife. This pursuit is good, right, and honorable. It’s pleasing to God as she seeks to be joyfully obedient to the Lord Christ and His Word. It’s very…

Characteristics of a Godly Woman

The pursuit of godliness is essential for men and women, young and old. The need for an ever growing number of grounded and flourishing godly men and women in Christ’s church can’t be overstated, for this is what God calls us to in our respective roles. Therefore, we need to continue to be good students…

Word, Walk, and Witness

This week, I’m taking a brief pause in the Christian Family series I’ve begun, to share a few thoughts on a matter that happened this past week. Many of you know about, have read about, or maybe even saw the latest debauchery this world has to offer to the public eye and appetite. This time…

A Godly Man

Characteristics of a Godly Man

As biblical marriages become more and more radical and offensive in the eyes of the world, walking faithfully in them as Christians will be more and more challenging. We considered this in my “Principles of Marriage” sermon from 1 Corinthians 7:1-9 this past Lord’s Day. Satan’s lures are all the more deceptive, the cravings of…

How is Your Walk?

Oh, I’m not asking about your physical stride but rather about your walk in the Lord. Those who have a high regard for the integrity of how well they remain faithful in their conduct, in their comportment, and in their work, well know the importance of appropriate standards and of the self-discipline needed to keep…

The Challenges of Church Growth

“And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem. So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.” – Acts 16:4-5 One of the prayers of our congregation has always been that God would continue…

The Joy of Church Growth

“And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation.” Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.…

A Simple life

In Tolkien’s works, one of the constant themes throughout the story is seen in the hobbits. They are small, insignificant. They have none amongst the ranks of great heroes or thinkers. Yet, it is a small band of hobbits that successfully bring the Ring to the fires of Mt. Doom, and save the free peoples…