Men: Finish Well, But Keep Running

Men: Finish Well, But Keep Running

Today, March 31st, it the last day of Tim Challies “31 Days of Purity” challenge. Many of our OCC men accepted the challenge and my prayer is that they finish well. However, just because the challenge is technically over – we need to keep running....

Creeds, Confessions & Catechisms

On Sunday, August 25,  in my sermon Church Building, I illustrated that the Christian church has benefitted greatly over the years by the various creeds, confessions and catechisms found within it’s history. Someone told me afterward that I had defined all three and...

Gospel-Centered Resources

We started a new mini-series last Sunday called “Body Life.” In this four week series I wanted to touch on some key things pertinent to us in the “Body” – which is one of the ways the New Testament describes Jesus’ church.  In week...

Thinking of Church

I just got back from vacation – a great time of rest and fun with my family. However, as  a pastor, I never stop being a pastor – even on vacation. Ministry is kind of that way. As a pastor, I missed my church family at OCC. As I was on vacation enjoying...