Audio Sermon: John 21 – You Follow Me!

The following sermon is one I gave at my home church, North Lynnwood Bible Chapel on John 21 – a passage that closes out the Gospels and sheds light on an important, life-changing event between Peter and Jesus.   John 21: You Follow Me! – July 27, 2014 You can find the rest of my sermons from the past […]

A Terrible and Wonderful Longing

The chief goal of humankind can be summed-up in a search for two things: to be eternally loved and eternally happy. The ultimate purpose of religion, philosophy, and utopian ideals is the grandiose promise to achieve this end. It is not only religion, philosophy, and utopian ideals which try and bring us love and happiness, for […]

Emmanuel: Making a Masterpiece

Listen to this while you read – Instrumental of “What Child is This?” :    It’s Christmas, a season known for the frenetic shopping in malls and stores, of families decorating the Christmas tree, and the rich smells of melted chocolate and home cooking migrating out of the kitchen. Surely Christmas Day is the most […]

Warrior, King, and Peacemaker

Reading: Psalm 46 This morning as I write, there are some extremely controversial nuclear negotiations going on in Geneva, Switzerland. The US is backing what Israel terms a “bad deal” with Iran to allow it to continue building nuclear weapons aimed at annihilating Israel. Many attempt to ignore Iran’s true desires in the name of […]

Messiah’s Hope – Meditations on Psalm 22 (Part 2 of 2)

In case you missed it, here is Part 1. (Context: Looking at the connection between David’s Psalm and the parallels to the suffering, rejection, and crucifixion of Christ. Part 2 continues this trend, yet also looks at the prophesied resurrection of Messiah.) “You lay me in the dust of death” (Psalm 22:15b) is such an important phrase, […]

Moses: Mediator and Savior (Part 2 of 2)

In case you missed it, here is Part 1. (Context: Comparing the wrath of God shown to the Jews in Numbers 21 to the wrath that Christ underwent in our place on the cross. The attempt is to find the parallels between Moses and Jesus, as relates to the work of a mediator and a […]

New Sermon: Luke 15:1-2, 11-32 – “Two Bad Sons”

I preached the following sermon this past Sunday at Tieton Drive Bible Chapel in Yakima, WA. If any more of my sermons get recorded while I am in the US, I will upload them, also attaching them to the “sermons” tab. Luke 15:1-2, 11-32 – Two Bad Sons” – August 4, 2013 I hope you are blessed […]

Rising from the Ashes (Part 1 of 2)

I often marvel at God’s graciousness and wisdom in using our foolishness, lack of foresight, and even sin to His glory. Be it through Scripture, the reading of biographies, or from personal experiences this truth is readily visible to any who would ponder such a thought. Why would a good, pure, and holy God care […]

Don’t Judge Me! (Devotional)

[It’s been a while since I last updated the website with a new post. My intention is to write two or so new devotional posts per week. Thanks to all who read! The site registers an average of 30 readers per day.] Over these past two weeks I have been teaching a new course at […]

Polycarp: “Bring On Your Beasts” (Devotional)

Reading: Mark 8 (Context: Jesus continues to travel around in Northern Israel, where he heals many, and feeds 4,000 people with bread and fish. The “Great Confession” of Peter also takes place here, when he recognizes Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah. Ironically, this is followed directly by a “Great Deception”, if you will–he tells Jesus […]