When you are tempted…

“I can resist anything – except temptation!”  – Oscar Wilde You probably chuckled when you read that statement.  I know that because all of us know what it is like to resist temptation and fail!  However, every single one of us faces struggles and temptations where the consequences of our decisions are enormous.  Every singleContinue reading “When you are tempted…”

Finding the will of God (Part 2)

In my previous post, I began exploring this very common question: How can I find the will of God?  In that post, we saw that the foundational components for decision making as a Christian are the Word of God and prayer.  I cannot emphasize enough how important those two aspects are. They are two primaryContinue reading “Finding the will of God (Part 2)”

Finding the will of God (Part 1)

Over the years, most pastors will tell you that there are a handful of questions that come up over and over again – no matter what size church you serve and no matter what type of community you serve in. One of the most common goes something like this, “Pastor, how do I find God’sContinue reading “Finding the will of God (Part 1)”

How do you witness to someone of another faith or no faith?

As nearly every community in America grows more diverse, it becomes increasingly important to get comfortable sharing Christ with people of another faith or no faith at all.  For those of us who grew up in the Bible belt, that can be a daunting task. Some time back, I shared a message with our highContinue reading “How do you witness to someone of another faith or no faith?”

Why every Christian should go on a mission trip

“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; andContinue reading “Why every Christian should go on a mission trip”

Two overlooked things that God has given

While I am a pastor who preaches every week and often multiple times per week, one of the great privileges of my life is to also sit under the expository preaching ministry of our Senior Pastor, Dr. Jimmy Jackson.  During his message yesterday morning, he preached from these verses… “His divine power has given usContinue reading “Two overlooked things that God has given”