A bit of background. In the New Year, I began speaking on the book of Revelation at Covenant Reformed Church in Steinbach, MB. Needless to say, there are A LOT of dispensationalists in our area. Hence the need to revisit and expand a series of blogs I wrote a number of years ago. I will … Continue reading Why I Am NOT a Dispensationalist, part 1
I recently participated in a forum on baptism at Ambassador Canadian Reformed Church in Niverville, MB. The question at issue was - Should we baptize infants as well as adults? The video includes the presentations of Pastor James Zekveld of Ambassador CRC (infant baptism) and myself (adult-only baptism) as well as an hour or so … Continue reading Baptism Forum Video Online Now
On Thursday, September 27 I will be speaking at Ambassador Canadian Reformed Church in Niverville as part of a forum on baptism. It will be a simple format - Pastor James Zekveld of Ambassador CRC will present in favor of infant baptism; I will present in favor of believer's baptism. There will be a time … Continue reading You are Invited!
Discipleship involves a personal commitment to sanctification, involvement with a church that preaches and teaches the gospel, and relationship with other people that goes beyond Sunday morning. These relationships are as unique as the individuals involved, but they do must have certain elements present. There are some principles that can guide us in developing healthy … Continue reading Relationships as a Key for Discipleship: Part 9 of a 10 part series on Discipleship
Over the next three blogs (which will take us to 10) I want for us to explore the ‘How-to’ of discipleship. We have already talked about the necessity of the body of Christ for our continued sanctification; a church that faithfully preaches teaches and ministers the gospel. We have also understood that a disciple of … Continue reading Understanding the ‘How-to’ of Discipleship: Part 8 of a (probably) 10 part series on Discipleship
The gospel is easy enough to understand in four words - God, Sin, Christ, Response - but is so often neglected when we seek to be disciples of Christ or help others in their discipleship. The gospel is, as Tripp says, our only hope -- “Hope is only to be found in Jesus Christ... In him, lasting, personal change is possible. Any other message encourages false hope.”
What a weekend it was! I am so excited for the turnout we had and for what we were able to accomplish. I delivered about 60% of what I wanted but was ecstatic for the stuff I was able to share. I trust God will use it to correct what has become a popular, though … Continue reading Hearing God? – Seminar now on YouTube
I am getting very excited as the days get closer and closer to the "Hearing God?" seminar. We now have a location and more details. See below. Location: Steinbach Bible College Chapel Time: Friday, 7-9 pm; Saturday 9-11 am (Q&A will follow each session) *We will also be videoing the sessions for anybody who cannot … Continue reading Hearing God? Seminar — UPDATE
If the problem is sin in the deepest parts of who we are, the solution cannot come from within us. It MUST come from outside of us. The solution to the problem of sin has always been and will always be the gospel.
Does the Bible teach that God is “trying” to speak to each one of us apart from Scripture? (No) In prayer, do we talk to God, then listen as God talks back to us? (No) Does God promise to reveal to each of us his 'will for our life'? (Sort of, but not really) I … Continue reading “Hearing God?”