How can a person rejoice in days like these? With the coronavirus spreading and fear multiplying exponentially, it feels like the world is coming apart at the seams. And yet, faith inherently looks at a different reality. And faith sees gifts where others see graves.
I never realized expository preaching wasn’t common for all churches as I grew up because it was all I knew. This post is a tribute to Dr. W.O. Vaught of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock and his faithful preaching and teaching of scripture. His consistent, biblically-centered messages shaped my life and my preaching.
This book is intended to either restore or bequeath sabbath to you. It will show you that you are designed to enjoy the Sabbath and that God made a day of rest on purpose – for us. It’s not a day to relished as a “day off.” Rather, when you recover Sabbath in your life, you will find yourself re-learning how to enjoy and revel in Him.
Cynicism threatens you at the core of joy. Our culture is infested with it. Our relationships are tainted by it. We can’t argue well or fight fair. How can we grow into enjoyable people?
Discipleship isn’t about a content check-list. What you learn from simple, regular meeting together for encouragement and coffee can accumulate into a mutual friendship, centered around Jesus, that extends beyond proximity.
Children’s ministry, small group, campus ministry… Ben Messina was faithful in so many areas while in Blacksburg. His deep thoughts on discipleship are worthy of digesting.
A few thoughts on my trip to Senegal, including a Mercy Ships tour and a walk with lions.