Deacons and Denarii

Families are more blessed when they do things together. There are two things we never see in Scripture. We never read about a rogue pastor or deacon being the solo church successfully. We never see healthy local churches in which the members are not at work. Our church bylaws explicitly state that  “administering the businessContinue reading “Deacons and Denarii”

Elder and Deacon Reaffirmation: Why We Vote

This year, our two elders and one of our deacons is up for reaffirmation. Here is what you need to know. Our polity (church government) The Church at Sunsites is an elder-led, congregational church. The elders (pastors) of the church are responsible to preach and teach and lead the spiritual matters of the congregation. TheyContinue reading “Elder and Deacon Reaffirmation: Why We Vote”

Happy New Year, Fam!

Well, it is 2021! I haven’t seen you all sense last year. It’s not yet time for me to recap all that God has done in 2020. I’ll do that after our annual family meeting on January 14. For now, I simply want to write you a letter of encouragement before tomorrow, the first SundayContinue reading “Happy New Year, Fam!”

January 2021 Announcements

Happy New Year, church family! I want to thank you for another great year at TCATS. 2020 presented some interesting challenges and hardships, but we got to experience God’s continuing sanctification. This year, God taught me about patient endurance, unconditional love and forgiveness, and humbled me again–as is His way. In 2020, I worked onContinue reading “January 2021 Announcements”

DECEMBER COVID-19 UPDATE

How do we best serve the glory of God, the good of our congregation, and the good of the community? How does God lead us in His word? Those are the questions we ask when we consider our response to everything. We consider physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Our highest priority is God’s gloryContinue reading “DECEMBER COVID-19 UPDATE”

Download and Read Pastor Andrew’s Latest Academic Paper

Hey church family. On Sunday, I had the privilege of sharing the main idea of my latest paper as I continue to pursue my PhD. I want to thank you for your support. In this paper, I present an interpretation of Genesis 3:14-15 and apply it to a biblical theology of reprobation. Please continue toContinue reading “Download and Read Pastor Andrew’s Latest Academic Paper”

Heal the Land: Getting Back to Church

I was talking to a fellow the other day right here in the valley. He claimed that he did not need the church; his church was nature. He defined his spirituality based on the good things he did for others. Sometime after our conversation, the same man complained about always doing things for others butContinue reading “Heal the Land: Getting Back to Church”

Why Are Revelation and End-Times So Puzzling?

There is a reason Voddie Baucham began his series on Revelation by calling it the book most congregants want their pastors to walk through but the book most pastors don’t want to walk through. It’s confusing. It’s even more confusing because everyone begins with different eschatological convictions, convictions many people are known for fighting about.Continue reading “Why Are Revelation and End-Times So Puzzling?”

December Announcements

Merry Christmas, church family! I want to thank you for another great month at TCATS. We started our first ever advent series and discovered the hope that the prophets had before the incarnation. Praise the Lord that there is no end to the increase of His government from the moment He was born in humanContinue reading “December Announcements”

COVID-19 Update

Hey family. I know I am on vacation, but I really wanted to send you a message of encouragement since we are moving into the winter season, the season commonly known as flu season and the season in which any virus seems to spread more easily. Doubtless there are reasons to be concerned about healthContinue reading “COVID-19 Update”