Where Was Jesus When My Son Took His Life?

Preparing our church choir Sunday morning (4/13) to sing the classic, "The Day He Wore My Crown," I read to them a quote from one of my favorite books: John MacArthur's "God With Us." One of the best, most succinct theological descriptions of Jesus' death I've read, I've cited it dozens of times throughout my … Continue reading Where Was Jesus When My Son Took His Life?

Should Christians Ever Struggle With Depression?

“….Darkness is my closest friend.” (Psalm 88:18) Should Christians ever struggle with depression? The short answer: Yes. The long answer: Yes. We see it throughout Scripture: in the words of the Psalmists, the prophets, and the apostle Paul (writer of most of the New Testament.) “If there is a hell on earth, it is to … Continue reading Should Christians Ever Struggle With Depression?

“The Lord Is My Shepherd” – An In-Depth Study of Psalm 23 (Session 1, Vs 1)

My friends, rather than upload a recording of my talk, I thought I'd simply write out my notes in an easy-to-read format for you. (This way, you also don't have to hear me, over and over again, become emotional as I speak 🙂 .....Christ has used this passage so powerfully in my life since the … Continue reading “The Lord Is My Shepherd” – An In-Depth Study of Psalm 23 (Session 1, Vs 1)

The Unwanted Journey

Through a mutual friend, Southern Baptist Executive Committee President, Frank Page, learned of Jordan's recent suicide. Page's daughter, Melissa, took her life, as well. Last year, Frank published a book entitled simply, "Melissa." He sent me a copy with a sweet note. From his introduction: "I'm not over Melissa's death. I admit that. I'll never … Continue reading The Unwanted Journey

Finding Jesus In an Asylum

Yet God, with undeserved kindness, declares that we are righteous. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. (Romans 3:24-25) It's … Continue reading Finding Jesus In an Asylum