Casey Lewis

How Should Christians React to the Same-Sex Marriage Decision?

Life is About God

Life is About God

At its very roots, life is about God. Whether you shake your fist at him, consider him so distant that his existence is irrelevant, or tremble before him because you feel that you are under his judgment, the reality is this: the basic questions of life and the fundamental issues of the human heart are […]

6 Practical Ways Fathers Can Man Up

6 Practical Ways Fathers Can Man Up

An epidemic of epic proportions is occurring right before our eyes. An epidemic we have the power to do something about. What’s happening? Fathers are not only abandoning their families – 17.4 million children grow up in fatherless homes – they are also abandoning their God-given responsibility as the spiritual leader in their homes. As […]

Man Up, Fathers!

Man Up, Fathers!

Father’s Day is not only a day to honor our fathers’ but it’s also a day, as President Calvin Coolidge said, “To impress upon fathers the full measure of their obligations [and to encourage fathers] to establish a closer relationship [with] their children”[1]. President Coolidge’s point — Fathers have an obligation to their families — […]

To Indulge or Not?

To Indulge or Not?

Should we deny our natural desires? Should we not indulge in everything and anything? After all “food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”, isn’t it? (1 Cor. 6:13a) The Corinthian Hedonists The Corinthians sure thought they could and should indulge in everything and anything, whether that be sex, drugs, food, or the […]

Relationships with Flawed People

Relationships with Flawed People

Everyone…is a flawed human being still in need of redemption. No one around you has a completely pure heart. No one is totally free of sinful thoughts, desires, cravings, or motives. No one always says the right thing. No one always makes the right choices. No one is always noble in his intentions. No one […]

Discipline and the Church

Discipline and the Church

What action should the church take when its members continue in unrepentant sin? With the Corinthians as our example, Paul tells us, “Let him who has done this be removed from among you.” (1 Cor. 5:2b) As well as he says, “[we should not] associate with anyone who bears the name of brother if he is […]

Proper Christian Growth

Proper Christian Growth

It is all too easy for us to think that once we know the basics of the gospel we must then move beyond them for true spiritual growth. Yet it is not extra-biblical revelations and methods that mature us, nor is it the search for esoteric meanings and codes in Scripture. Instead, it is the […]

The Hope of the After-Life

The Hope of the After-Life

Our Life on this earth comes to an end at some point. We know that from experience, and Paul tells us that in 2 Corinthians 4 and 5. An Offering of Hope and Comfort While that is true — that our life does come to an end on this earth at some point — Paul also […]

Do We Attract Like Jesus?

Do We Attract Like Jesus?

Jesus’ teaching consistently attracted the irreligious while offending the Bible-believing, religious people of his day. The Church Today However, in the main, our churches today do not have this effect. The kind of outsiders Jesus attracted are not attracted to the contemporary churches, even our most avant-garde ones. We tend to draw conservative, buttoned down, […]

6 Qualities a Congregation Should Expect of Their Pastor

6 Qualities a Congregation Should Expect of Their Pastor

It is not too much to say a congregation places a lot of expectations on their pastor. To give you an idea of some of the expectations churches have, I recently googled: congregations expectation of a pastor. I found that most congregations expect their pastor to be: A great preacher who accurately and dynamically proclaims God’s […]

What to Do About Divisions in the Church

What to Do About Divisions in the Church

I am currently preaching through the book of 1 Corinthians. One thing I have noticed thus far is that the Corinthians were a messed up, unhealthy church. Idolatry, sexual immorality, worldly wisdom, and divisions are just a few of the things you find consuming them. A Church Divided One of the first topics Paul deals […]

How Do We Work Sin Out of Our Lives?

How Do We Work Sin Out of Our Lives?

Along with eating well, working out is an important aspect of a healthy lifestyle. Recently, there has been an upsurge of both. If not in the culture at large, at least with my social media friends. It is hard to go a day without seeing someone’s cross fit feats plastered across my Facebook, Twitter, or […]

Missional Contextualization for Gospel Transformation

Missional Contextualization for Gospel Transformation

Paul’s determination to adapt himself to the different cultures and contexts in which he would work established a basic mission strategy reflective of an important understanding of the relationship between the gospel and culture that has been essential to effective mission work throughout history. What Could Have Been the Strategy The Christian church could have […]

Eat the Word for Breakfast

Eat the Word for Breakfast

Every Friday morning at 6:30am for the last two years I have gathered with a group of men at IHOP for breakfast and Bible study. The Plan – One Chapter When we get together, our plan is to cover one chapter in God’s Word. As we cover that chapter, we work to understand what it […]

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