What I would have said about the Lord’s Supper if I’d had time…

After last Sunday’s sermon (Removing the Obstacles of Legalism from Taking the Lord’s Supper), I’ve been amazed at how many people have shared with me how they have struggled with taking the Lord’s Supper. The guilt, the unworthiness, even the fear and dread of taking it. On the one hand, I’m glad that people takeContinue reading “What I would have said about the Lord’s Supper if I’d had time…”

They Keep Crawling Down

Do you ever struggle with a recurring sin? One that, just when you think you’ve got it conquered for good, manifests itself once again, to your surprise and frustration? And you think, “I can’t believe I did that. Where did that come from? Why do I keep doing that?” It’s discouraging, isn’t it? Well, here’sContinue reading “They Keep Crawling Down”

Maybe You Think They Went Too Far, But Maybe They Didn’t.

Maybe we haven’t gone far enough. Ian D. Campbell writes at the Reformation21 blog: Some of today’s Scottish newspapers are running a story about our local school’s girls’ football team. Against all the odds, they beat off older teams from larger schools all over Scotland, to reach the final of a national tournament sponsored byContinue reading “Maybe You Think They Went Too Far, But Maybe They Didn’t.”

Reading the Bible Like a Book – Thanks to the Latest ESV’s

I finished reading the last half of the Book of Job today in my ESV Personal Size Reference Edition. I have been trying to read through the Old Testament this year in the ESV (I’m actually quite behind), so when this paragraphed edition came out, I was determined to read it in that edition, whichContinue reading “Reading the Bible Like a Book – Thanks to the Latest ESV’s”

What Are You Learning?

If I were to ask you, “What have you been reading lately that you learned from?” what would be your answer? Note, the question is NOT: “What have you been reading lately that was edifying?” BUT RATHER: “What has challenged you and taught you?” Leave your answer in the comments. (Thanks to Tyler Cowan forContinue reading “What Are You Learning?”

An Introduction is in Order

I’m finally taking the plunge into the blogosphere. The water seems warm, so I’m jumping in. So, who am I anyway? I am the founding pastor of Grace Church, a Baptist church in Alpharetta, Georgia (north suburb of Atlanta). Every Sunday I get the privilege of shepherding a spiritually hungry congregation though the weekly exposition ofContinue reading “An Introduction is in Order”