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Basics A famous NFL football coach described his success with four words – “Major on the basics,”as he constantly drilled the fundamentals. After salvation, Christians follow the Lord in water baptism. It certainly is a basic of believers and not “a Baptist doctrine.” It is a Bible doctrine and command. Jesus had a ministry of […]


Moving According to the Census Bureau, about one in eight Americans move each year. The typical American will relocate about a dozen times in a life.  However, according to the Upshot Blog at The New York Times, invariably many move close to Mom. Get these stats: 40% will eventually move within five miles, 50% within […]


9/11 It was a terrible but real nightmare. On that Tuesday morning, terrorists hijacked airliners, gouged towers, and many perished. Our nation would never be the same. It is hard to believe that with all of the TSA regulations, airport screening, and terrorist alerts that such cautions became the new normal 15 years ago. We […]

Build The Wall

Build The Wall In this emotional election season, one of the presidential candidates speaks about “building a wall” across our southern border to prevent potential terrorism and illegal immigration. As challenging as these issues are, God wants believers to be wall-builders, like Ezekiel, “a watchman on the wall” (Jeremiah 6:17). Watchmen would stand at key […]

Dive in!

Dive in! The ancient theologian, Jerome, wrote: “The scriptures are shallow enough for a babe to come and drink without fear of drowning and deep enough for theologians to swim in without ever reaching the bottom.” You can dive into a unique time of study, growth, and fellowship in our midweek adult program for men […]


Higher The Olympic motto has inspired athletes from around the world through the years: “Cidius, altius, fortius” (Faster, Higher, Stronger). This is a call to excellence, to beat records, and better the best in the world. Generally, the Olympic athletes of today exhibit an increase in performance with each set of games. However, winning a […]

He Leads Me

  Psalm 23 is the best known passage in the Bible. I daily claim that He “leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake” (verse 3). As “the sheep of His pasture,” we are uniquely related to these creatures. They have a notorious lack of sense and if left to themselves will overgraze […]

I Am With You

I Am With You It is good to be home from our time of vacation, study, and planning in Colorado. I thank God for all who preached the Word in my absence, for meaningful decisions for Christ, gifted staff, fruitful student camps, and eternity-changing mission trips. In 1 Sam. 14, there is a fascinating story […]