Perhaps the most-recognized attribute of God is His love. And it is true. God is love (1 Jn. 5:16). God not only loves, but His very nature is love — His identity is love. His nature is love and He loves — He acts lovingly (1 Jn. 4:10). Further, all love emanates from Him (1 […]Read More The priority of loving one another
Relationships in Christ’s ChurchRomans 12:9-11October 18, 2020 While the Bible is a big book, we sometimes forget the simplicity and conciseness of its teaching. It is a big book, but the overall message is not complicated. When I share the gospel I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone say, “wait a minute — that’s really […]Read More Sermon: Relationships in Christ’s Church
What About Prophecy? Romans 12:6 October 11, 2020 One of the questions I am asked most often is about the charismatic sign gifts (tongues, miracles, and prophecy primarily) — what is GBC’s position and my position on those gifts? It’s an important question to ask because it affirms where we receive power for ministry and […]Read More Sermon: What About Prophecy?
Many years ago, while counseling a troubled married couple, the wife asked me, “How do you deal with anxiety in your life?” I don’t remember what precipitated the question, but I remember my response: “I’m not sure what to tell you. [I hadn’t had any biblical counseling training yet, as you can tell by the […]Read More Book Review: Gentle and Lowly
In the 1920s, Harvey Penick purchased a red spiral notebook and began keeping a diary of his observations about golf. He only shared the book with his son until he mentioned it to Austin reporter Bud Shrake in an interview in 1991. He asked Shrake if he thought anyone would be interested in publishing the […]Read More Beware of a temptation of spiritual gifts