These are the notes from a class we teach at our church, Grace Fellowship. What are some things you do to get ready to study the Bible? Last week, we looked at Psalm 1, and considered that living our lives in the Word, and by the Word is God's natural way for us to grow... Continue Reading →
“The Reason We Have Abortion At All”
There's a lot being written about the leak from the Supreme Court, and the hopeful news that Roe v Wade might be finally falling. Let's pray it is so! I read this article from Christianity Today and now want to write something for my church because the article displays an attitude about abortion that some... Continue Reading →
We Are ALL Trans-Something
Seriously, how in the world could a man actually think that he is a woman? I have been struggling with this for so long now that it has come to feel like there is really no connection between the 'trans' movement and my life, except...
We MUST become Smugglers of the Word!
How do we go about doing this? We let God speak for Himself! We throw the Word on the ground and let IT bear fruit! As I think about the struggle of those Dark Age Christians and how they lived and died to get the Word to places where people could hear it, I asked myself this question and I want you to think about it with me as we move on into the Spring and Summer:
“How can I smuggle the Word into my conversations with our community?”
Three Books To Read on Homosexuality
This past Sunday in my church, I spoke about Bill C-4 that passed in Canada, and about the city ordnance that is being proposed in Indiana on how people can counsel when it comes to homosexuality. I told my church that I think this is the issue where many people, Christian or just conservative, are... Continue Reading →
When Praying 1 Timothy 2 Is Hard
I've had to lay low all week, being sick. Here's a thought that's encouraged me early in the morning when I couldn't sleep: 1 Timothy 2.1-2 is even more vital for the Christian when the people we are praying for are doing evil. Paul knew that. He wasn't exactly talking about a righteous, Godly government... Continue Reading →
Throwing the Word Podcast is online!
Several months ago I began to upload my messages from recent sermon series. I have almost uploaded all of my messages from the book of Jude and am continuing to upload my messages from Ezra. I also plan to use this podcast as a tool to demonstrate different ways that I have found that help... Continue Reading →
What Does Our Family Bible Study Look Like?
In the following Article, you will find five simple questions that I ask to help my family work through a passage of Scripture. We use them during our times of family worship, while we are in driving in the car, and as we talk about a sermon or message that we have heard together. I have found that these questions serve as a springboard for deeper and more fruitful thinking on the passage at hand.
Ezra 1 – This is Our Time!
Join us on today's podcast as Pastor Steve tells us about the significance of the vessels of the Temple.
Today, I’m Exhausted (But Guess Who Isn’t?)
So today's a heavy day. I spent hours yesterday afternoon watching the news, and just praying. My heart was heavy, and breaking. The world is broken, the world is fallen. What am I supposed to think? Who should I believe? Like many, I'm tired. I'm tired of not knowing what to believe when I read... Continue Reading →