Entries by Chad

Glorious, Continuous Salvation!

[8] But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); [9] because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. […]

New Year's Resolu… Goals

I never have been much on New Year’s Resolutions. Not that I think they are wicked, evil, or legalistic (though they could be), but mainly because I stink at keeping them. Then I feel all guilty and stuff. Okay, so maybe I do see them as legalistic… for me anyway. So, at the risk of […]

Christmas Beyond The Fluff

When we think about the Christmas story, our minds are filled with images we’ve seen or ideas we were taught growing up. Some of it right. Some of it, well, less than accurate. It can be difficult for us, in our 21st century Western culture, to see both the people and events of that first […]

Website Updates

One of the benefits of being laid up on the couch for two weeks recovering from knee surgery is a lot of free time to do some of the things that I haven’t had time for lately. One of those things being lots of updates to my website. I enjoy building and maintaing websites as […]

Maximize Your Commute Home

I recently read a short article about creating “buffers” in our day in order to help maximize our effectiveness. It was helpful. Nothing deep or new to me, but the last one really grabbed my attention because it is something that I started doing a while back that really helped me lead my family better. […]

Praying Through Romans 5

Any time I get a chance to teach the Word of God to the people of God, I am extremely thankful and humbled. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak to my faith family at The Gathering on a Wednesday night–our prayer service. The normal format is our pastor will walk us […]

Church Sign Confusion

Okay, so I’ve wrestled with this post for years–literally. I would write a few sentences, save, rewrite, save, delete, and so on. I would get it like I thought I wanted it, pray about posting it, and decide I probably shouldn’t because it may paint me as a church hater or it might not be […]

Family Project Rocket

Granted, this post has nothing to do with doctrine or theology. But, it does have something to do with dads building fun things around the house with their crews… that explode! Dads should teach their children about God and His creation… AND have fun with them. The kids and I finished building our first family […]

Finding Comfort In Abraham

Romans 4 is largely Paul using Abraham to make a theological point–salvation through faith, not works. And yes, this chapter alone gives me great comfort, knowing that God saves sinners like me the same way He saved Abraham–through faith. But, taking a little closer look at Abraham’s life, seeing his struggles, seeing his failures, seeing […]

Gospel Importance Pt.4: Centrality Pt.2

This is the last post in our Gospel Importance series. Gospel Importance Pt. 1, Pt. 2, Pt. 3. We’ll just pick up right where the last one left off. I was talking about why it’s important for Christians to remember the Gospel. The Gospel Reveals God’s Righteousness [17] For in it [the gospel] the righteousness […]

Gospel Importance Pt.3: Centrality Pt.1

This is the third post in our Gospel Importance series. Gospel Importance Pt.1, Gospel Importance Pt.2 This is where I want to spend most of my time. So, I’ve decided to break this last part of Gospel Centrality into 2 parts. How does the Gospel continue to impact the lives of believers? Why does Paul continually […]

Gospel Importance Pt.2: Content

In the last post we talked about the importance of Gospel Clarity, or what the Gospel is and is not. Now I want to look at the content of the true Gospel. You could ask the same question: “What is the Gospel?” Or more clearly: “What is this news and what makes it so good?” […]

Gospel Importance Pt.1: Clarity

The Gospel is for believers! It is not only the power of God to convert unbelievers, it is the power of God to save those who are believing. It is the door by which we enter the house and the house itself! Every room we explore is an exploration deeper into beautiful Gospel truths. [1] […]