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Our church is almost done with our annual VBS (see some great pictures here, here, and here). As always, it has been excellent. Our children’s team and our massive crew of volunteers are exemplary; faithful, hard-working, and overflowing with love … Continue reading
This week our middle school and high school youth groups are ending a three-week mini-series seeking to answer the question, “Why Christmas?” Going beyond the explanation that Jesus is the “reason for the season,” we have been pushing them to … Continue reading
John Stott: The concept of substitution may be said to lie at the heart of both sin and salvation. For the essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting himself for … Continue reading
Ephesians 2:1-10 is one of the most powerful passages in all the Bible. It explains the need (2:1-3) and nature (2:4-10) of our salvation in a compelling, forceful, and clear way. Said simply, it is one of the most important … Continue reading
So, in the familiar tune of, “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus,” Red Mountain Church has created a song I think perfectly captures the way Jesus saved me (and you). The lyrics are as follows: I never wanted to follow … Continue reading
At the cross, “God made him (Jesus) who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.“ 2 Corinthians 5:21 In order to save sinners, Jesus willingly became their sin. … Continue reading
If you haven’t listened to this sermon excerpt from Dr. R.C. Sproul, now is the time. As Good Friday approaches, may God give you the light to see Christ’s great darkness at the cross. As you then behold that great … Continue reading
The Myth of Hate. “I’m told writing this post won’t matter. I can clarify until I’m blue in the face and nothing will change. It doesn’t matter what Christians actually think or believe about homosexuality. It seems the world will … Continue reading
Being a youth pastor offers me a front row seat to watch young saints be exposed to the Word of God for the first time. I get to see their amazement at its truths. I get to rejoice in their thankfulness … Continue reading