Baptism Service 4/11

Join us tomorrow Thursday, April 11th at 7 pm to witness the awesome picture of our faith that is declared through baptism of a believer. The service will be held at Reynoldsburg Baptist Church located at 887 Rosehill Rd, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068. See you there!

Seeing the Goodness of God in Death and Infertility

I am writing this only a few hours out from our first miscarriage as my wife and I make our way to my dad’s wedding. My mom died from cancer in 2014, and now my Dad has found love again. He has been an excellent example of savoring the goodness of God in the midst of trial, and when I called him this morning to inform him of the miscarriage he didn’t have any words of his own to say. He simply read from Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for the good of those that love God, to those that are called […]

We are but men.

In Romans chapter 1, Paul tells us our central problem as fallen people is a worship disorder. We have exchanged the truth of God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator. Suppressing the truth in our unrighteousness, apart from Christ we worshiped a lie – we worshiped ourselves. The essence of our Fall into sin is the denial of the true God. Doubting Him. Denying Him. Deriding Him. Enamoring ourselves. Embracing ourselves. Exalting ourselves. The creatures usurp the Creator. We need a return to reality; a return to the real us. We are creatures, living in the Creator’s world, in need of His recreating […]

Another Reason to Join a Church

There are many good reasons to join a local church. But there is yet another: love. In this way, I do not mean just the Christian compulsion to love; to love other Christians. I am referring, instead, to our inability to love – our inability to love everyone with the same intensity and devotion. Some Christians object to this emphasis on church membership by appealing to their good desire to love others. The objection goes something like this: “Every Christian is a member of Christ’s body; His Church. I don’t need to join a particular local church and I don’t want to. Because if I join a local church, I […]

In Heaviness, Don’t Despair

When we feel the weight of our weakness – a fresh sense of our inadequacies and our powerlessness – let’s not despair. Go to the gospel. It is a pillow for weary heads. These words have instilled hope when it’s been heavy. Psalm 42:5 – Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence. ——————————— All the poor and powerless And all the lost and lonely All the thieves will come confess And know that You are holy Will know that You are holy And all will sing […]

Still Sick in the Bay of Biscay (linked)

“The believer who toils and labors, who works quietly and earns a living, and who does not grow weary in doing good is able to do so precisely because of the promise of the Lord’s continuing presence in those moments. Union with Christ means the Lord of peace remains present in your joy, in your pain, in your liftoffs, and in your layovers.” Link: Still Stick in the Bay of Biscay: And Unremarkable Reflection by Ched Spellmen

Living in the Unseen

Read: John 11:1-46 What picture helps to image your experience as a Christian? Perhaps you think of your life as a tree; which starts as a seed and grows so large the birds nest in its branches. Or the picture of a soldier fighting the good fight; or an athlete running the race of faith; or a hardworking farmer who brings in the harvest. But this morning I want to suggest to you that your life as a Christian is like a glacier. Floating in the Arctic Ocean, and nearly everywhere else in the world, even Africa, glaciers are massive mountains of ice. What is amazing about glaciers is not […]

Expect to Be Changed

Expect to be changed by a relationship with Jesus. When we don’t change, then our attitude toward Him has more in common with a casual date than with a transforming marriage to someone who deeply loves you. What you are looking for is a relationship that gives you a new way to live. – If you really believe that you have been loved by God, you will notice that you are more aware of others. You will begin to love others more deeply. You will notice that whereas you once needed the approval of others, you now need their approval less and you seek to love them more. – If […]

The Near Myth of Righteous Anger

Anger. “Righteous anger” is nearly a myth among mortals. As someone stands on the edge of a cliff – needing only a nudge to lose his footing and plummet to the bottom – the human heart often stands right at the edge of anger and wrath. Even a moment of righteous offense can be enough to provoke us to jump over the edge into sinful anger. When your heart says, “my anger is righteous,” beware. You are already hanging off the ledge, with only a finger tip grip; one nudge away from disaster. God knows this about us so He lovingly exhorts us: Ephesians 4:31 – Let all bitterness and […]