Sermon: “Golawspel”

September 13, 2014 — Leave a comment

Check out this sermon on the “Golawspel”. It’s a new word I created to try to explain the relationship between law and gospel.


In this episode I interview Bob Perkins. Bob is a coach, consultant, teacher, leader, husband and father.  He is a Relationships Core MotivatorBob Perkins who at the age of forty redefined his life. We talk about how to actually enjoy your work, why retirement is unbiblical, and Continue Reading…

Regret or Repentance

August 19, 2014 — Leave a comment

The following is a brief section from Kevin DeYoung’s book, The Hole in our Holiness. It explains the difference between regret and repentance. And if you know me, you know I believe that we should always live our lives in the rhythm of repentance and faith.  Kevin helps us understand this pretty well.uturn sign

I also highly recommend his book, The Hole in our Holiness, a must read.

All for Jesus,


from The Hole in our Holiness, by Kevin DeYoung

“Ironically, if you say “I can’t forgive myself,” it’s probably a sign of worldly grief—either unbelief in God’s promises and the sufficiency of Christ’s work on the cross, or regret that is Continue Reading…

I’m a firm believer in studying the Bible every day.  To be honest, I don’t do it every day but it’s my desire and I attempt to make the effort.keep calm and study onspend pages writing about the benefits of Bible study, but we will leave that for other posts. Instead I want to give you 5 books that I believe will enrich and strengthen your personal study of the Scriptures.  There are, of course, many other books.  These are just my top 5. Continue Reading…


In this episode I interview Scott Sauls. Scott is the Senior Pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, TN. Scott was formerly scott saulson staff at Redeemer Pres in NYC with Tim Keller. Continue Reading…


In this episode I interview Steve Brown. Steve is an author, speaker, pastor, seminary professor, nationally syndicated talk show host and founder and president of Key Life Network.steve brown

Steve is passionate about teaching the gospel of grace and helping people understand that the Christian life is meant to be Continue Reading…

I spend a lot of time prepping for meetings with people. I want to try and be intentional about praying for people while I am preparing to meet with them. I know this sounds obvious, but I seem to spend the time I have set aside to prepare, only to prepare.  What if I took a few minutes during preparation to actually pray for the people I am going to meet with? This would be a natural way to include prayer in prep time. So, how should I pray for them? I am just going to use the core truths of the study I’m prepping.

It can’t be that hard can it? And the impact should be great shouldn’t it? Stay tuned, I will let you know how it goes…

All for Jesus,



I’m currently reading an excellent book by Matthew Aaron Perman entitled What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done.  I highly recommend you get a copy.  So, today I want to share a couple of paragraphs from the book.

“Teaching morals alone will not result in morality. You cannot get moral and ethical behavior by Continue Reading…

By Design

May 10, 2014 — Leave a comment



A beautifully designed building is not a testament to the building itself but rather to it’s designer.  We have been beautifully designed by the most capable, ingenious and creative designer in the universe, God.  We did nothing to deserve to be created with such detail and complexity.  But rather God, who is Continue Reading…

L4X028: Hustle

May 8, 2014 — 1 Comment

Work is good. God created us to work, to be productive, to get things done.  Work was one of the first things God told man to do.

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So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28 And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:27-28

The question today is how do we go about our work? Do we work diligently, slothfully, purposefully, indolently?  Continue Reading…