The best investment anyone can make these days is to wisely invest ourselves in others in the body of Christ who will faithfully love and serve long after we’re gone (cf. 2 Cor. 12:19). I recently sat down with a couple of younger men and asked them how can we better encourage future leaders. After [...]
We must ever strive to be God-centered in our teaching and preaching. People everywhere need to know there IS a God in Heaven and that He wants to have a deep and rich relationship with us! We must not get the proverbial “cart before the horse” of telling people what they need to do before [...]
Have you ever wondered what men of God like Peter, Paul and John might say to churches today? No better answer could really be given than what they’ve already said to us through the Holy Spirit and revealed in the New Testament! While we can and must appreciate the occasion(s) that initially prompted the writing [...]
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick” (Prov. 13:12). When people lose hope, they lose heart too! It was Thomas Brooks who said, “A Christian will part with anything rather than his hope; he knows that hope will keep the heart both from aching and breaking, from fainting and sinking; he knows that hope is a [...]
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. [...]