“I can do all things…” Not Exactly!

This last Sunday Pastor Brett Baggett, of Ekklesia Muskogee, gave the last of two messages dedicated to Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Him who strengthens me." There is little doubt that the exposition given through this verse is one of the best I have ever heard; it was clear, concise and as if one of the puritans or reformers was heralding the Word!

Oh Please Hear Us Dear Pastor: An Open Letter From A Simple Man

What a year thus far, to say the least. What I find most heavy upon me is not the state of mankind, nor the politics of the day, nor even eschatological placement of our age, no, not these. The thing that weighs most heavy upon me is the constant 'pole positioning' of leaders / pastors in the professing church.

In Church and Not Saved: A Powerful Story

The other day I ran across this testimony on Facebook from Jackie Hernandez. After reading this, I reached out to her for her permission to share her powerful transformation. Her story reminds me of a young girl I ran into several years ago. You can read about it here titled, "The Empty Offer". It is…

Persecution: It Takes The President – Be Ashamed!

I know what you may be thinking, you're thinking, this guy is going to write another article supporting President Trump, well you're wrong! This article really is not centered on Donald Trump, nor really even Christian persecution. Rather, my topic is centered on pastors, preachers, leaders in the professing church.[1] There is without a doubt,…

2 Audacious Demands We Are to Make of God

This is a guest post by Philip Graham Ryken, a contributor to the ESV Men's Devotional Bible. This Passing Glory In Exodus 33:12-23 Moses approached God with two of the most audacious demands that any man has ever made: "Please show me now your ways" (Ex. 33:13) and "Please show me your glory" (v. 18).…

Confession in the Mirror?

Throughout the Bible, a true and right confession, that being a profession of Christian, is weighed against the reality of authentic, not perfect, obedience to the One Who's name we are connecting ourselves. For a true confession results from the overflow of authentic regeneration (conversion if you will); true obedience, and a growing desire to…