The Father’s Bargain: John Flavel

The Father’s Bargain—John Flavel In the later 1600's John Flavel wrote this picture of God the Father talking with His dear Son regarding the hopeless and sinless state. This has come to be known as, "The Father's Bargain." “Here you may suppose the Father to say, when driving his bargain with Christ for you. “Father—‘My…

Grace Upon Grace: A Story of May Eighteenth

Grace Upon Grace  Story of May Eighteenth  Download a FREE eBook (PDF) here: Grace Upon Grace Order book Amazon May the Lord be glorified, my wife be honored and my kids grow in the true grace of God. As special thank you, to my wonderful wife Trish – Your love, patience and endurance for me is…

The Collision of Will and the Constraining Love of Christ

It is the power of God working conversion in the lives of men (and women) as men choose to embrace the love of God in and through Christ's propitiation that was demonstrated for all. For God has indeed made Himself known - yet most will deny Him and deny His love. But those who truly…

You Can Trust God – Know Him

You Can Trust God - Know Him Why: I wanted to share with you what the Lord has been graciously and miraculously been doing in our lives over the past year. I write this as a testimony to God’s goodness and His incredible faithfulness, so that the believer would be edified and encouraged to trust…

Four Pillars of Walking with God – Do you have Joy?

Four Pillars of Walking with God Illbehonest "Joy comes before obedience, rather than after. If you don’t understand that, you will really be messed up all of your days. Joy is not the result of obedience, joy is the result of what God has done. So now your joy is fixed on a fixed and…

Two Sins I Have Long Regretted

Two Sins I Have Long Regretted “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.” Psalm 51:3 There is without a doubt, if it were possible to never have committed and if it were possible I would go back and erase, there are two sins which I greatly regret. Of these sins,…

“Take that ‘motherf——‘ Bible and shoot the ‘sun of a —–‘!”

"Take that 'motherf------' Bible and shoot the 'sun of a -----'!" No, this is not a joke nor a quiz for you to fill in the blanks. This is not some way to merely grab your attention nor a fake little story. But, this is something that I was told this morning. Long story short:…

Living Out Conversion Amidst the Valleys

I was given a tremendous privilege to write a chapter for a good friend's new book. Below is what came together. I pray that it will edify the church of Christ and lead many people forward in their walk, in the ministry and unto a life fully devoted to Christ and reaching the lost. Almost…