Our Greatest Threat

I never intended to become a pastor.  I didn’t go to seminary.  I didn’t attend a Bible College.  I went to a four-year university at which I studied Business.  I had always had an analytical mind, contemplating how things work and how...

Judge Not

“Judge not, lest ye be judged.” This excerpt, taken from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, is perhaps the most well-known verse in the entire Bible.  In fact, if an unbeliever is able to quote anything from the Scriptures, it’s usually these words.  It’s nothing...

The Cost of Discipleship

The end of chapter 8 is smack dab in the middle of Mark’s gospel account.  It also contains the pinnacle climax crescendo of the entire book!  It’s the famous passage in which Jesus asks his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?”  Peter, speaking on...

Beholding Jesus

When my relationship with Keri started to become serious after my Junior year of college, I made a summer trip from Chicago down to Texas to spend a week with my girlfriend and her family.  I was excited.  I was nervous.  But, looking back, one of the...

Wrestling With God

A couple months ago, I preached through the book of Habakkuk at The Garden.  Truth be told, I had never studied this minor prophet of the Old Testament, but as I was reading through it one day, the Lord put it on my heart to take a deep dive on Sunday...