My Millennial Journey (so far)- Andrew

As I sit to write this, I am a little hesitant because I’m not sure I have landed concretely on any position concerning the millennial reign of Christ. The most popular view held today is the premillennial view. In 2019, I remember being at a lunch for reformed pastors in our area. One of theContinue reading “My Millennial Journey (so far)- Andrew”

Distinctives: 3 Basic Millennial Positions

There is much misunderstanding in the church about the differences between the 3 basic millennial positions. As we continue to walk through Revelation during our Sunday lunch series, I wanted to provide the distinctives. I also want to encourage you not to give-in to the sin of hasty-generalization. Even if someone technically falls into oneContinue reading “Distinctives: 3 Basic Millennial Positions”

TCATS Mobilized for World Mission

You might not know it, but part of my job description is to mobilize the Church at Sunsites for world mission (Bylaws IV.2.b.xi). The responsibility is biblical because every Christian is to do the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20) and the pastors of the church are to train the saints for the work of ministry (EphesiansContinue reading “TCATS Mobilized for World Mission”

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”

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?”

Separating the Synoptics

Separating the Synoptics: Considering the Danger of Synoptic Reading During our Wednesday evening Bible study, we are walking through Matthew’s Gospel. The question was asked, “If the other Synoptic Gospels (Mark and Luke) didn’t put some things in the same order Matthew did or include the same details, do we really need to consider theContinue reading “Separating the Synoptics”

Is it biblical for a pastor to try to take members from another local church?

This question was asked by one of our church members, and I wanted to answer it as clearly and succinctly as possible. Before you read Scripture’s answer to this question, I have to make known my own burdened and broken heart. My heart is overwhelmed with love, and I desire only the good of allContinue reading “Is it biblical for a pastor to try to take members from another local church?”

What is Faith?

During our Wednesday evening Bible study, we realized that Jesus talked much about faith. Faith is a big deal, and Jesus gets serious about it. But, Matthew never really defines exactly what faith is. The book of Romans, however, presents us with a more holistic view of the Christian faith. It is an umbrella commentaryContinue reading “What is Faith?”