God ordains and orchestrates all things for the good of His people (Romans 8:28). This means no word, no pain, no trial, and no joy are ever wasted because He uses them all for His eternal purposes. This often seems mysterious, or even ludicrous, but we walk by faith and not by sight. Our God sees what we don’t see and knows what we don’t know.
The posts on this blog are intended to stir your hearts to trust the God who works all things together for the good of His people. I pray you will be encouraged and strengthened by them.
Grace and Peace,
Pastor, Del Ray Baptist Church
Below you can also find other things I’ve written:
- You Will Regret Giving In: What to Do When Tempted
- Can We Sin in Our Sleep?: What to Do with Troubling Dreams
- Kill Whatever Kills Your Love for God
- What God Might Do with Satan’s Arrows: The Legacy of John Chau (1991–2018)
- Lord, Help Me See Their Destiny: Four Prayers for Personal Evangelism
- If They Fell, So Can You: How Sin Seduced the Strongest, Wisest, and Godliest
- Good Lovemaking Is About God
- It’s a Wonderful Time to Be Christian: Five Reasons for Optimism in America
The Gospel Coalition
- When God Says No to Your Earnest Prayers
- Is Jesus Really the Virgin-Born Child in Isaiah 7?
- Why Did God Kill Nadab and Abihu in Leviticus 10?
- Who First Showed Garrett Kell the Beauty of Jesus?
- The Most Epic Bible Study of All Time
- 3 Ways I Plan to Read the Bible Less in 2018
- I Was a Pastor Hooked on Porn
- Envision the End of Your Sin
- Every Book of the Bible in One Word
- What Happens to Our Pets When They Die?
- A New Go-To Series on the Church
- Pastors, Learn From Non-Pastors
- Stop Photobombing Jesus
- When God Chased Me
- His Way Was Through the Sea
- Finding Forgiveness After My Abortion
- A Sample Statement on Regular Church Attendance: 7 Reasons Why Faithfully Showing Up Matters
- The Pattern Among Fallen Pastors
- Advice for a New Elder
- Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples
- The Spirit Is Willing But the Schedule Is Tight
- The Second-Most Important Book for Every Christian
- The Gospel for a Gay Friend
- The Toughest Conversation I’m Glad I Had
- The Great Tragedy of the 2012 Election
- How Love Paves the Way for Hard Conversations
- Pastor, Train Future Pastors
- How Do I Avoid Pastoral Burnout During COVID-19?
- Does Pornography Use Disqualify a Pastor?
- Loving Your Family While Leading God’s Church
- 27 Ways to Use Your Confession and Covenant
- Giving and Receiving Godly Criticism: Sharpening Each Other With Your Words
- Encourage One Another: Giving Grace with Your Words
- Should I Tell My Spouse about Struggles with Sexual Purity?
- Four Ways to Equip New Elders
- Raising Up Elders: Four Foundational Principles
- Discipleship and the Paradoxes of Growth
- Discipleship According to the Scriptures
- Not Your Grandma’s Sunday School
- Book Review: Church Planting Thresholds, by Clint Clifton
- Book Review: The Imperfect Pastor, by Zack Eswine
- Book Review: Caring for Widows, by Brian Croft and Austin Walker
- Book Review: On Preaching, by H. B. Charles
For the Church
- He’s a Good Father, Even in Our Suffering
- Followed By The God of Grace
- 7 Reasons Not To Skip Church
- When My Halloween Became My Reformation Day
- What Would Jesus Say to People Buying and Selling Baby Parts?
- Precious and Very Great Promises
- How ISIS Helped Salmaa Become a Christian
- We Wait For Jesus; Jesus Waits For Us
- Will God Provide For Your Needs?
- The Purpose and Privileges of Marriage
- 4 things my family discussed after passing Victoria’s Secret
- Why an unwanted pregnancy is about the baby and the father, too
- 12 observations after reading The Porn Phenomenon
- How should a pastor counsel a man whose girlfriend had an abortion?
- What is one word you would give to someone who has had an abortion?
- How can a pastor lead his congregation in an age of abortion?
- 7 questions about transgenderism that expose our hypocrisy
- Is this our pro-life moment?
- Life is Short. Don’t Have an Affair.
- What would Jesus say to someone like Leelah Alcorn?