Gracious and Much Needed Reminder

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  • April 3, 2020

Life has certainly been disrupted for us over the last few weeks. There have been many aspects of life that we’re used to turned upside down and now we’re left to navigate through what all of this means for us. I know one thing you really don’t want to happen in the middle of an unsettled time and quarantine is have your hot water heater break down but that’s exactly what happened to us. With this though, the Lord gave me a very gracious and much needed reminder that is true for all of those who are His, that is: […]

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A Relationship Involves Connection

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  • March 3, 2020

In my last article I wrote on the importance and value of knowing the Lord. There is no salvation apart from a relationship with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We must know Him. The Father has made the way for this through His Son. God has not kept Himself at a distance or as a secret. He has shown in creation that He is but then He has taken the step further to show us specifically who He is and what He is like through sending His Son. Jesus perfectly personifies every Word and action of […]

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Do You Know Him?

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  • January 31, 2020

Jesus defined what eternal life is in His prayer in John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.” This is the sum of eternal life. It is to know God. It is to be in right relationship with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Notice, Jesus didn’t say that it is to know about God. It is more than just an acknowledgment of fact. All men know about God  but suppress that truth in unrighteousness (Rom. 1:18). Jesus also makes clear that […]

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The Benefits of Our Adoption

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  • January 2, 2020

On Sunday mornings, through the month of December, we looked at some of the specific reasons God has given in Scripture for why He sent the gift of His Son. One place we looked was Galatians 4:4-5, where Paul says, “But when the fulness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, in order that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.” God sent forth His Son that He might purchase you out of darkness and slavery to sin in order […]

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The Word Became Flesh

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  • December 2, 2019

I love preaching through God’s Word. It is such a gift to have the opportunity every week to study verse by verse through Scripture and then get up and proclaim the truth before others. This is what God has called me to and what I must remain faithful to. Right now, our only way of knowing our Lord, is through this text. In John 5:39, Jesus said that the Scriptures testify about Him. They describe Him for us; His character and attributes. They reveal what is important to Him. They show us what He sounds like and what He is […]

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Grow Up To Stand Strong

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  • November 4, 2019

I had a friend who always seemed to be caught in doubt. Just when he thought he knew what he believed something would cause him to lose his grip. He just kept wavering. There was no confidence or certainty in God’s Word and as a result, he had no hold on what was true. In my own life, I went through a season when I looked outside of Scripture for answers and followed after ideas about the Lord that just weren’t true. In the moment they were attractive and appealing because they fit my own wants and way of life. […]

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The Sin Hunter

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  • September 30, 2019

My youngest son hunts bugs. He’s always looking to uncover or seek out a new discovery.    He refers to our outdoor playhouse as “The Spider House” because of all of his 8-legged finds there. When the bugs would rather hide, stay tucked away, go unnoticed and undisturbed he pulls them out in the open. In a way this made me think of the Holy Spirit’s work with our sin. When we are saved, the Holy Spirit takes up residence within us as a seal and guarantee for what we have secured through Christ but also as a source of help […]

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Three Non-Negotiables For The Busy

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  • September 20, 2019

      It is no question that we’re busy. Conversations are always filled with all that we have to do. There is a lot going on. Now, not all activities are bad and it is certainly not wrong to be involved but as believers there are some important priorities we can’t compromise on and perspectives we must take when we’re on the go. One is, church is not an option. Being a part of a church body is how we know, grow, and pursue what is true (1 Timothy 3:15). Paul stresses in 2 Timothy 2:22 that this happens with others […]

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The Reason

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  • August 1, 2019

I just got back from a youth conference trip to Indiana with some of the teens who attend our youth ministry here at Pike. On this trip, we had the opportunity to hear from different speakers who focused around the theme for this year, “The Reason.” This comes from 1 Peter 3:15 where Peter challenges those he is writing to, “…but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account (some translations say, “the reason”) for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and […]

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He Knows What You Need

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  • June 3, 2019

Our kids, like most, are really good at telling us what they need. They have no problem letting us know whether it’s a snack, a break, or a shiny new object. Where there is a problem though, is in actually knowing what they need. This where my wife and I, as their parents, have to step in to help them see what really is or is not a need. There even are times that we have to tell them what they need because they can’t see it for themselves. Well, kids aren’t the only ones who need this kind of […]

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