4 Reasons why you should Always Remember your Sin

“For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.”—Psalm 51:3 (ESV) For the last couple of years I have had the privilege of teaching God’s people, many have come back to me with concerns. Concerns over my hermeneutic of preaching Law and then Gospel. (Hermeneutics is the study of the methods of

God climbed down into the Pit

“…at the roots of the mountains. I went down to the land whose bars closed upon me forever; yet you brought up my life from the pit, O Lord my God.”—Jonah 2:5 (ESV) When Jonah talks about the ‘pit’, he is not referring to a literal pit that you can dig with your hands. In

Now Go and Be Faithless…

“For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect? God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar;”—Romans 3:3-4 (KJV) Just before I sat down to meditate on the faithfulness of God, even amidst the meditation, there was a battle raging in my own

Sleep Until Something Happens

“For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.”—2 Corinthians 1:20 (ESV) This past Sunday, Christians around the world, in unison, celebrated the ‘Day of the Transfiguration of our Lord’. The transfiguration is not that popular

348 Words on Winning without Ever Lifting a Finger

When our world talks about winning, what comes to mind is adequate preparation, meticulous planning, to-the-dot execution, and later celebrating the victory. In pedestrian terms, down here, wins don’t come easy. The saying goes: “success comes to those who are prepared.” Winning takes a toll on you. You do the work. You sweat in exchange

You are not the Gospel

“Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, the offspring of David, as preached in my gospel…”—2 Timothy 2:8 (ESV) There is a popular quote always misattributed to St. Francis of Assisi. It has been flying around for centuries and preachers love to throw it around all the time. It says: “Preach the gospel at all

Do not be Over-righteous

“Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself?”—Ecclesiastes 7:16 (ESV) A few years ago, I was given the opportunity to preach in a worship service on Sunday morning. It was ‘Youth Sunday’ on our denominational calendar and I was preaching through Ecclesiastes. I remember re-echoing the words