Category Covenant

Paedobaptism Is Not An Empty Sign

So, I was listening to a podcast, from an apologist I greatly respect, and he and I differ on baptism. He is a Reformed Baptist, and I am just plain ol’ Reformed. He made a comment about Presbyterian baptism, which I am just going to label paedobaptism throughout the rest of this. He wished not […]

To Hell With The Chicken Fingers

My family and I have just returned from a two-week vacation (trip). We traveled more than 4,000 miles in 13 days and God blessed us through it all, no complaints. For you parents reading this, you know that traveling with little children is a bit difficult. Routines are disrupted, schedules are broken, rebellion increases, your […]

Fat And Happy Marriage

What qualifies me to say anything about fat and happy marriages? Well, hopefully I have one. Perhaps our marriage is not “fat and happy” maybe we are on our way there and currently in the “chunky and cheery” category. Well, my wife and I have been married for five years now, six this May, look […]

Worship Is Supposed To Be Hard

I was once a minister in a mainline denomination. While there, I served nearly three years and had led worship services in the assumed evangelical manner. You know, two or three songs, sermon, offering, closing song and a benediction. The service usually lasted 45 minutes to an hour. This was easy worship, and it was […]

Attempt For Sermon Clarity

My sermon this past Lord’s Day was on Mark 3:13-35, and while I am certain there are things which I said that lack a level of sufficient clarity, for which I ask your pardon, but one particular point came through after the service. I am thankful for the push, because in my mind I was […]

Gasp! Pharisee! Legalist!

The primary means by which a Christian comes to know that he is saved, assurance of salvation, is through obedience. In my three years in the pastoral office, this is probably the most common question: How do I know that I am saved? The usual response that people get from the church is along these […]

Warriors of the Lord of Hosts

In my previous post I discussed that the squealing glee of a covenant infant is a weapon in the hands of God to destroy the powers of the enemy arrayed against Christ and His Kingdom. Psalm 8:2 shows us that covenant children are warriors in a battle. This may seem odd to many Christian parents […]