New Devotion – Look at the Book

  Introduced today, John Piper’s “Look at the Book” is a series of short videos designed to help you to read and study the Bible for yourself. There are nine videos today at the launch, and the promise of 2 or 3 additional ones each week. A dynamic page updated with new videos can be […]

Choosing a Bible translation

  A good article on choosing a Bible translation. I preach and teach from the ESV, finding it to have the best balance of formal equivalence and literary merit. Yet, I would encourage all believers to read and feed on the Word of God daily, even if their choice differs from mine. In my opinion […]

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PrayerMate App

  I recently discovered a smartphone app that allows me to better organize my prayer life. It is the PrayerMate app, and it is available for both Android and iOS. This app is fully customizable, and allows you to build your own categories. It allows you to integrate Bible passages, many of them downloadable directly […]

Recent Reads – When Helping Hurts

  As Christians we are called upon the love our neighbors as ourselves (Matt 22:39). But, what if in our desire to help we actually hurt the recipients? What if this “help” actually damages and degrades others? If so, then this would not be loving, and would actually be a violation of Christ’s command. In When […]

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Recent Reads – What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me?

  Even though What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? by David Platt (newly appointed head of the SBC IMB) is a short book, taking me less than an hour to read, it contains a message of great importance. Are you really sure that you are a Christian? Do you know what it means […]

Strange Fire

Recent Reads – Strange Fire by John MacArthur

Can you worship in Spirit and in truth (John 4:24) if you misrepresent and dishonor one of the member of the Trinity? This is the question that John MacArthur answers in Strange Fire. His answer is not going to set well with many who attend Charismatic and Prosperity gospel churches by the thousands each week […]

Angels – Billy Graham

  During our Bible Study this morning the subject of angels came up. At that time I mentioned that the absolute best reference on angelic beings, at least in my opinion, is Bilyl Graham’s book Angels. (Even though this book is long out of print, Amazon has many copies available from third party sellers at […]



Preaching Schedule – October 2014

October 5 – True Wisdom Deuteronomy 32:28-30 October 12 – Their Rock is not as our Rock Deuteronomy 32:31-35 October 19 – The Lord will Vindicate His People Deuteronomy 32: 36 (Lord’s Supper) October 26 – Message brought by Ira Shelton, music led by Ruben Estrada (Pastor in Spain) November 2 – Message brought by Ira […]