Month: March 2017

FBC Post: Some Sermon Podcast Recommendations

FBC Post: Some Sermon Podcast Recommendations

I have had a lot of members ask me for recommendations of pastors to listen to lately. So I thought I would take a break from the normal article format and just describe how thankful I am for the Godly men who are ministering today. We live in an embarrassment of riches regarding sound theologians whose works are everywhere. No longer do we have to travel the world and physically visit a congregation to hear from a great preacher. Instead, we can hit the subscribe button on our…

Why I Changed How I Prepare Sermons

Why I Changed How I Prepare Sermons

I’ve been preaching since I was 13 years old. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true. While, I am somewhat young to be the senior pastor who is preparing sermons on a weekly basis, I have been doing this for quite awhile. And as with any task that is done on a regular basis, I’ve developed a lot of habits. Some of these habits are good and some are…not so good. This coming Sunday I will be finishing my sermon series in Ephesians. The last 6 months in Ephesians has been a great learning experience for both my congregation and myself…

FBC Post: 3 Reasons Christians Cannot Lose Their Salvation

FBC Post: 3 Reasons Christians Cannot Lose Their Salvation

We live in interesting times in many ways, perhaps one of the most interesting and frustrating aspects of our culture today is the uplifting of uncertainty. It seems that in order to be a scholar or expert on a particular subject, one must be uncertain of their position. Yes, one can hold a position, but never be as “prideful” to say with absolute certainty that they are correct. This uncertainty is lifted up by many to be some form of wisdom, but this philosophy of uncertainty is…

FBC Post: Where’s the Line?

FBC Post: Where’s the Line?

We live in a time and culture where churches are abandoning the truth of Scripture. Many churches are incorporating secular ideas and trying to intertwine them with Scripture. This is clearly seen in the debates involving gender and sexual identity, but also in philosophies such as evolution. These are not just the “fringe” churches filled with crazy liberals that are pushing their churches into theological liberalism by rejecting Scriptural authority. These are churches you…

A Canadian Controversy: Franklin Graham

A Canadian Controversy: Franklin Graham

I’m not a fan of drama. As a quiet and introverted guy, I have always hated when I am sucked into a dramatic situation. You know those situations, right? Those situations where people get at each others’ throats for some reason or another. I despise those moments. Sometimes those dramatic moments are necessary in order to confront an idea or person, but most of the time they are completely unfounded, there’s no reason for the argument to happen at all. We call these dramatic moments controversies. And one just happened last week in Vancouver B.C…

FBC Post: Gospel Centered Marriage

FBC Post: Gospel Centered Marriage

Marriage is a beautiful but incredibly difficult thing. It simultaneously brings out the best and worst in our nature. One moment we are sacrificing for our spouse and thinking of what is best for them and the next we are being totally selfish for our own well-being. What is the point of marriage?…