Living by the Scriptures

If you have often struggled to find a balance between learning about Scripture and living it out, then Owen on the Christian Life is a good book to better see how this can happen. I have enjoyed learning about Christian doctrine, but I find too often an inconsistency...

Who Will You Imitate

Recently, one of my good friends showed me a book he was reading. The book was called For the Fame of God’s Name; Essays in Honor of John Piper. The book is a collection of essays and articles written by 27 different authors and ministers, in honor of Pastor John...

Does Every Sermon Need an Application?

One thing I often hear amongst congregational members of churches in America regarding preaching is this: The preacher did not teach me how to apply his sermon to my life. To that I ask: Is he supposed to?  We need to first understand that the Bible is ultimately not...

The Mystery of Godliness

Last week my family and I took 4 days off and rented a little beach house in San Clemente. I had no plans apart from family time, except to meditate on 1 Timothy. As I read it a couple times a day, I found 1 Timothy 4:7-10 standing out. It says,       Have nothing to...

Clinging to Him Who Satisfies

Halloween is upon us along with all the festivities and decorations. My family lives in a mobile-home park with 200+ houses. Every year since my oldest daughter, Olivia, was born, she has loved going around and looking at the Halloween decorations. In fact, all day...

Have I Died Lately? by Pastor Wes

And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s...