In this first part of the series we are embarking on, I give an introduction, then talk about the standard we should live by and the standard that we do live by. Be sure to purchase Greg Bahnsen’s “By This Standard“
In the Old Testament, God commands Israel to be holy as He is holy (Lev. 19:2). In the New Testament, this command is reiterated by Jesus (Matthew 5:48). The call of the people of God is to reflect the creator. But, there is a very big difference between the temptation given by the enemy to become like God, and the command given by Jesus to become like God. Continue reading “The Temptation to Be Like God vs. The Command to Be Like God”
This week on alrighteousness I go over Psalm 73 and why we must find our Joy in God, I discuss Chris Pratt’s speech at the MTV awards, and finally I discuss the heart behind missions work.
The Sufficiency of God
Good morning New Hope! How are we this morning? It’s good to see each and every one of your faces here. In case you don’t know me, my name is Jacob, I am the youth pastor here at New Hope. I’ve been married for 3 months and 21 days to my lovely wife Christina. Continue reading “Sermon: The Sufficiency of God”
The view that quoting from the bible is an ineffective way to do apologetics is dangerous and devalues the word of God. In this episode we explore why the Bible is the foundations that apologetics stand on.
This morning I want to pose a simple question: What does it look like, or what does it mean when God is your portion? Continue reading “What is the Meaning of “God is my portion”?”
One of the main goals I set this year was to focus less on theology. I set this goal because last year I found somewhat of an emptiness in it. Theology can and is very useful, helpful, and somewhat needful in the Christian life. But theology without application is useless. Doing theology without the aim of loving God more will always lead to emptiness. Continue reading “The Emptiness of Theology”
This morning Rosanne Barr, creator and star of the recently revived TV show “Rosanne” tweeted former Obama aide Valerie Jarett saying she looked like the offspring of “Muslim Brotherhood & Planet of the Apes.”
45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment.