A Book Review of “Shift”

2018-05-29T21:06:03+00:00Blog, Book Review|

Haynes, Brian. 2009. Shift: What it Takes To Finally Reach Families Today. Loveland, CO: Group Publishing. 2009 There is a massive void in the church today. People are looking for clarity on how to raise children who love God, and the Church is failing to fill the gap and stand with parents in the duty [...]

Is It Safe to Travel to Israel?

2018-04-13T12:56:49+00:00Blog, Israel|

Listen to an interview I did with Shalom Almog in Israel, the owner of Coral Tours: I’ve been to Israel many times and never felt unsafe. The times I spent in downtown Chicago were far more frightening to me than any of my night walks in Israel. But let’s be honest, Israel has [...]

A Book Review of “From Eden to The New Jerusalem”

2018-04-10T22:46:19+00:00Blog, Book Review|

Alexander, T. Desmond,From Eden to the New Jerusalem, United States, Kregel Academic & Professional, October 13, 2009 In 2005, during my studies at the Moody Bible Institute, I was deeply moved by the scholarship and storyline of biblical theology. After understanding the differences between systematic theology and biblical theology, and respecting the rightful place and [...]

Are You Underestimating What God Can Do in Your Life? [sermon]

2018-03-19T07:49:54+00:00Christian Life, Sermons|

The Gospel of Jesus Christ acknowledges both the validity of our felt needs and the supremacy of God’s purposes. Because the Gospel is predicated on the trustworthiness of God to accomplish His ultimate good in and through us, there are times where our needs will appear to be subordinated to God’s plan. In these instances, [...]

Is it a Sin to be Hangry?

2018-03-09T12:32:56+00:00Blog|

You've probably seen the Snickers commercials about a person who turns into something crazy just because they haven't eaten. Yet of course, upon the magical bite of a Snickers Bar®, life is suddenly better. I think Hershey had it right with this ad. When I don't eat, it is best if everyone just backs away. Today was [...]

Does Your Worship Mean Anything to God? [sermon]

2018-03-07T14:02:13+00:00Blog, Sermons|

Although people were created to enjoy intimacy with God, we continually chose to value other goals, pursuits, and possessions as more beautiful and worthwhile than knowing God. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we must battle a persistent root of self-centeredness is always drawing us toward self-aggrandizement over worship of God. We must worship [...]

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