Church Planting · Ken Davis · Tribute

A Tribute to My Mentor, Ken Davis

Ken Davis has been the director of Project Jerusalem, a church planting endeavor out of Clarks Summit, PA,  for 20 years. Ken also has been my pastoral mentor and personal friend for over a decade. It began I joined the Project Jerusalem team in the fall of 2007. I Ken will  soon retire from being… Continue reading A Tribute to My Mentor, Ken Davis

Discipleship · Helping Others · Mentors · Spiritual Growth

Helping People Spiritually Grow (Overview)

Previously I have written three articles on how to help people spiritually grow.  I have given 10 basic tips that may help you on this journey. I also wanted to give a quick reference that could be easily referenced and printed out. You could keep this in your Bible or another book that you may… Continue reading Helping People Spiritually Grow (Overview)

Church Life · Discipleship · Spiritual Growth

Helping People Grow Spiritually Part III

This is a three part series on how to help people grow spiritually.  Part I explained that we need to listen well, be gentle, and help bear others’ burdens. Part II addressed  how we need to speak truth, check up on people, and how we can minister to them in the area of the fruit of the… Continue reading Helping People Grow Spiritually Part III

Church Life · Discipleship · Spiritual Growth · Uncategorized

Helping People Grow Spiritually Part II

This is a three part series called “Helping People Grow Spiritually.” In Part 1  we talked about how we need to be good listeners, gentle, patient, and help bear others’ burdens This week we will talk about why we need to speak truth, check up on those we are helping and how we can minister… Continue reading Helping People Grow Spiritually Part II

Bear Burdens · Church Life · Discipleship · Great Commission · Spiritual Growth

Helping People Grow Spiritually Part I

Jesus assigns His disciples The Great Commission in Matthew 28:16-20. Fulfilling that commandment is important for every believer, not just a church pastor. Training Christians to train Christians is our goal. When it comes to helping people in the church grow spiritually, we have several different definitions of how we do that. Some would use… Continue reading Helping People Grow Spiritually Part I

Children · Gospel · Gospel Parenting · Guest Blogger · Mother · Parenting · Shannon Madden

Loving Our Children Who “Trigger” Us Guest Blogger Shannon Madden

“Triggered” is a word gaining popularity in our culture. I remember a time when it was not part of common language. Now it seems very common. It generally means that something has stimulated a powerful emotional reaction from the person who is “triggered.” In their recent book, Triggers: Exchanging Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses,… Continue reading Loving Our Children Who “Trigger” Us Guest Blogger Shannon Madden

Death · Hope · Lies · Satan · Scripture · Truth

God and Satan Speak: Who are You Listening To?

Too often we listen to words from Satan. Sometimes he whispers them in our ears, other times he plagues us by screaming them at us. Sometimes they come directly from him, other times he uses others to speak his lies to us. We must make sure that we are listening to the voice of truth,… Continue reading God and Satan Speak: Who are You Listening To?

Bible Study · Church Life · Pastoring · Sermon

Why Cross-Centered Preaching?

Almost a year ago I wrote articles on what is known as cross-centered theology. Cross-centered theology basically declares that everything that we are called to do as Christians is directly related to the cross.  Salvation is our primary benefit of the cross, reconciling us with God again and securing our eternity in Heaven to worship… Continue reading Why Cross-Centered Preaching?

Apologetics · C.S. Lewis · Lee Strobel · Louis Markos · Proof for God · Ravi Zacharias

5 Books that Answer Questions about God

There is a branch of theological study which is called apologetics. Many people wrongly believe that this is apologizing for something because of its name. Apologetics is actually “reasoned arguments or writings in justification of something.” In other words it is using argumentation in an attempt to prove something. In apologetics relation to theology, reasoning… Continue reading 5 Books that Answer Questions about God

Church Life · Confession · God's Word · Meditation · Sermon

3 Ways to Interact with a Sermon

For about six years I had no molding on the inside of my office door. There was just a large gap between the door and sheetrock. As someone who is a little of a perfectionist, this bothered me. After a while, however, I completely ignored it because I became comfortable with it. Finally today, as… Continue reading 3 Ways to Interact with a Sermon