As long as we’re here on this earth, there will be a tremendous need to build up and to encourage others in the faith. That’s exactly what PTP is all about. PTP really does have something for everyone! Considerable thought, prayer and planning each year go into making PTP a week of wonderful fellowship, learning, [...]
Like the best pie you ever ate or the best ice cream you ever tasted, it’s difficult to put into words ways to adequately describe PTP - one simply must experience it.
How did it happen? How has there been a resurgence of Calvinism in the 21st century? What seemed to be a waning movement only a few decades ago, and one that few would ever have considered "cool," has become somewhat fashionable in today's religious climate. Old errors have a way of getting a face-lift and [...]
Almost everywhere we turn today we are exposed to the idea that having is the key to happiness. After all, more and bigger are always better. A bigger and better house, car, computer, education, job, bank account, etc. - that’s what is needed for happiness. Christians should be thankful for and enjoy all of God’s [...]
In many sports, the importance of having a good defense can make the difference between a championship-caliber team and a loser. A similar point can be made for Christians and evangelism.
Few passages in all the New Testament identify the people of God as fully and as richly as Titus 1:1-4. If ever there were a section of Scripture that should motivate us in restoring New Testament Christianity, this should be it! In a world of skepticism and religious pluralism, there is another, far better way. [...]
Churches will be no stronger than the individuals and family units that comprise them. Many Christians have experienced the heartache of seeing friends and loved ones struggle with broken marriages and fractured families. How can we be more proactive in strengthening marriages and families? How can we do more to help homes before they are [...]
His story only covers about two chapters in the New Testament, but what an impact he made! He did more in a relatively brief time of living and dying for Jesus than many Christians would do if they lived to be as old as Methuselah! I’m speaking about Stephen. One word best describes his life, [...]
A recent conversation got me thinking about how many elders I have worked with and under as a gospel preacher. After some memory jogging, the number I came up with was 67. A number of these men have gone to be with the Lord; still others are slowing down due to advancing years and health [...]
When we were children, many of us imagined what it would be like to find buried treasure. I recently was able to again experience the child-like joy of finding something of incredibly great value when I came across a treasure in an antique mall in the town where I preach. There it was, still in [...]