Today I want to share once again a song that I love, this time by Casting Crowns. Their song, Only Jesus, speaks to what the goal of every Christian should be. The chorus begins: "I don't want to leave a legacy / I don't care if they remember me / Only Jesus." This perspective is the … Continue reading I Don’t Want to Leave a Legacy
As the very first step in a person's Christian walk, understanding the meaning of salvation and how we receive salvation is obviously very important. But I have found that there isn't always much actual discussion about what happens after the sinner's prayer. Questions like, 'how am I saved,' 'how do I know I am saved,' … Continue reading What Must I Do to be Saved?
This is a re-post of one of my very first blog posts from almost two years ago now. I hope everyone enjoys it! If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, … Continue reading Surrendering to God
Rebekah wants to take up running. She's heard that it's good exercise, she wants to be strong and fit, and she likes the thought of experiencing that runner's high. So she finds a running group and starts training with them. She likes that they offer a coach to help her along the way and have … Continue reading Just Have Faith?
Some of you may know that I actually attended graduate school where I studied apologetics and a good deal of theology. I lean on this education every week in my local church, teaching theology and apologetics in the adult Sunday School class. While I didn't have teaching in the church as my goal for the … Continue reading Theology, Apologetics, and the Church
When reading a book on the oftentimes mind-boggling topic of God's sovereignty and human suffering, I came across a story* which illustrated why some have compromised God's knowledge in favor of His goodness. The story was about a real woman named Suzanne who wanted to get married and work as a missionary in Taiwan. She … Continue reading For Good
Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest's house, and Peter was following at a distance. And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking … Continue reading Peter’s Denial