“One of the greatest risks a man can take is to attempt the Christian life on his own.”
Grant us the ability to detach from ourselves in order to see the bigger picture. Give us the boldness to speak against sin and injustice of any kind.
An Expositional Study Through: Ruth By: Caleb Fleming Session 5: The Providential Hero (Ruth 2:1-3) This week we will kick off the beginning of the second main act in the drama of Ruth. In this act we are introduced to the hero of the story, Boaz. Particularly, chapter two sets the scene for the Act... Continue Reading →
Our idea of fulness is not always God’s idea of fullness. Our idea of blessing is not always God’s idea of blessing. Our expectation of what God’s presence should be like is not always how it is.
An Expositional Study Through: Ruth By: Caleb Fleming Session 3: The Plot Thickens (Ruth 1:6-18) Over the last two weeks, we have started an in-depth look at the story of Ruth. We began with a brief introduction to the book. In this introduction we examined the historical and cultural context the events contained within the... Continue Reading →
God is faithful even when we are not. God is gracious even though we do not deserve grace. God is merciful even though we deserve death. God is good.
Shortly before the Coronavirus pandemic, I began pastoring a church in North Texas. As we worked through what our mid-week Bible study would look like amid the virus, we decided to hold an online Zoom Bible study. I was skeptical to say the least. To my surprise we have seen a consistent number every week,... Continue Reading →
I recently finished work on my master’s degree with a concentration in church revitalization at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. To be completely honest, I had never heard of this field prior to realizing I was actually doing the work of revitalization in the church I am currently pastoring. What was initially a surprise has quickly... Continue Reading →
Reading biographies of history’s great characters has been something I have long enjoyed. Four such men present themselves as the subject of this essay: John Knox, Charles Spurgeon, Theodore Roosevelt, and Winston Churchill. In reading about these men, there are notable similarities in their leadership, but these similarities have significantly diverse applications. Each man... Continue Reading →