The Temptation to Be Like God vs. The Command to Be Like God

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”

Sermon: The Sufficiency of God

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 Emptiness of Theology

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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”