God Sees and Hears. Even Sex Slaves.

God Sees and Hears. Even Sex Slaves.

We like to sanitize Bible stories, especially when they revolve around people we consider “heroes of the faith.” Like Abraham. This guy said “yes” to God’s calling to leave everything familiar without having a clue where God was taking...
That Time God Told a Man to Kill His Only Son

That Time God Told a Man to Kill His Only Son

Our culture has bought into this strange notion that we are ever-evolving in our enlightenment and everyone who is old and dead is dumb. Everything we thought pre-Elvis is primitive and ignorant. So ancient story about God visiting an old man named Abraham and...
The Truth of the Bible Still Matters, and It Always Will

The Truth of the Bible Still Matters, and It Always Will

The Bible is literally true. If I just lost you, that’s okay. I get that this may come across as a weird statement to anyone reading who is 1) not a Christian, 2) a new Christian, or 3) a “progressive” Christian who disagrees. And it’s...

Worshipping In the Powerful Presence of God

Kayla Bailey performing her original song, Found at Grace Hills. This weekend was powerful. Sunday, we kicked off a new message series called Found and we’re exploring what it means for God to be on mission to find us, rescue us, and commission us to go find...
You Need to Know Balthasar Hubmaier

You Need to Know Balthasar Hubmaier

Baptists sometimes miss out on great ancient resources found in some great theologians and leaders of the past who probably impacted our theology as much or more than the Reformers, but the Reformers get all the kudos. Take, for example, Balthasar Hubmaier, an early...
Truth Isn't Subject to Change

Truth Isn't Subject to Change

On the radio this morning were two different stories about major moral issues in American culture. On the abortion front was the story of North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple signing into law two of the strictest anti-abortion bills in the country: one that bans abortion...
Should You Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart?

Should You Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart?

According to J. D. Greear, yes! And J. D. is an expert on the subject, having asked Jesus into his heart thousands of times. I remember leading a fifteen-year-old student through the gospel, which he knew quite well already, and then in receiving Christ by faith. He...
Without a Single Fault

Without a Single Fault

I’m flawed. I have many faults (just ask my wife). I know the ugly side of Brandon better than anyone else, so when I read Colossians 1:22 this morning, a phrase jumped out at me that seems completely impossible… Yet now he has reconciled you to himself...
Let's Fight FOR Worship!

Let's Fight FOR Worship!

Everybody worships. Not everyone believes in God, or in gods, or in the God of the Bible, but everyone worships. Everybody ascribes worth to something, which is one of the basic definitions of worship. My favorite book about worship, outside the Bible, is Warren...

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