Pastors Are Workers for Your Joy

Since I enjoyed David Mathis’ book on the spiritual disciplines called Habits of Grace, I was looking forward to reading his latest book on the qualifications of an elder – Workers for Your Joy. There are so many books out there on Christian leadership. What makes this book refreshing is it simply works through each…

Four Positives of Singleness

This past weekend, my wife Sarah and I spoke at a conference on ten lies about purity and relationships. It can be tempting to view singleness as something bad, something that is terrible. We combatted that sentiment with biblical truth. Here are four points from the talk. Singleness is not a holding pattern as people…

Singleness Resources

In the Fall of 2022, Sarah and I led two singleness conferences. We did one online and one in person and they went great. We received a ton of positive feedback. Perhaps we will do more conferences in the future or turn the material into a book. We shall see! After the conferences, I sent…

Six Essentials for Training Pastors

What exactly makes a good pastor? If you are exploring your call to ministry or are still relatively young in your pastoral position, you should know what you are called to be and do. Maybe you are currently a pastor training the next generation of elders and pastors at your church. How do you know…

Advent and Hope

Advent helps us ponder hope in three ways – associate, celebrate, and anticipate. First, during Advent, we associate with hope.We associate with the exiled Israelites. We think about what it must have felt like to live under oppression and how they were desperate for God to do something. We read prophecy and we connect with…

What is “The Unforgivable Sin?”

I recently preached through Matthew 12:22-32 which includes what is known as the unforgivable sin. It’s not an easy task to speak on this topic in a concise way! Here are my notes from the part of the talk addressing this unforgiveable sin. There‚Äôs a lot of debate and questions that surround these verses. Wait,…

Fit For Life

Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52) How are we to think about the areas in which we should grow in our Christian life? Jesus provides a model for us as he grew intellectually, physically, spiritually, and socially (Luke 2:52). This past month in one of…

Prayer in Life

  This semester one of our young adult groups studied prayer. Each week we focused on a topic related to prayer and used a resource together to practice weaving prayer into our daily lives. The following list contains the notes from my talk each week and resources we created or used together.   God’s Promises…

Walking with God Resources

Walking with God requires two healthy legs working together for a steady speed. The two legs of walking with God are the Word and prayer. Here are some of my favorite resources to help you have a steady, healthy walk with God in the areas of Bible and prayer. Bible Reading Resources Read the Bible…