Note: This talk was given to High School guys. Transcript “All things were created through Him and for Him.” – Col. 1:16 We host Let’s Talk every quarter because of that verse. If your view of the Bible is that it is only a helpful guide when dealing with “spiritual” things, like church, prayer, […]Read more "Let’s Talk: Sex"
Here is an email response given to someone who asked me this question awhile ago – it is a question I am asked fairly frequently, so I figured it would be helpful to just put it into a post. If you are unfamiliar with the “Unforgivable Sin”, it is found in Mark 3:22-30, Luke 12:8-10, […]Read more "Have I Committed the Unforgivable Sin?"
In our youth group we have been examining the book of Jonah, and had the opportunity to go through the second chapter recently. For time’s sake we simply could not cover every aspect of the passage, but we were unable to run down one trail I was hoping to. So I will share my thoughts here: […]Read more "Sovereign God, Responsible People"
The cross of Jesus displays the most awesome exhibition of God’s hatred of sin and at the same time the most august manifestation of his readiness to pardon it. Pardon, full and free, is written out in every drop of blood that is seen, is proclaimed in every groan that is heard, and shines in […]Read more "Infinite Mercy"
Below is the transcript of my opening keynote address at my church’s recent Engage event – the theme of the event was “Make a Difference”. My lesson was from 2 Cor. 4:1-7. Hello, friends – you are here today because you are a leader. You may be a GROW group leader, a student ministry leader, or a […]Read more "Make a Difference"
I have decided to compile a list of some of the most helpful resources I have found in studying the doctrines of grace (commonly called the five points of Calvinism). This is a subject that deserves our full attention, because it is replete throughout all of Scripture and requires us to think deeply. I encourage […]Read more "Helpful Resources for the Doctrines of Grace"
Studying the doctrine of election and predestination for the first time can often be confusing and at times frustrating. I have been teaching this to young people for five years now, and I have never met someone who hasn’t struggled with it at first. When I was first introduced to the doctrines of grace I […]Read more "10 Tips For Studying Predestination."