Casey Lewis

The Gospel and the Christian Life – Part 4

Over the next several weeks we are going to follow the story line of Scripture from Creation to Jesus’ return in an effort to deepen our understanding of the Gospel and how Christians are to live after they have professed Christ as Lord and Savior. (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) Redemption and Reconciliation The […]

You Don’t Work For That Which You Aren’t Apart

Most likely you aren’t going to walk in Wal-Mart next week and see me stocking the shelves for them. As much as I think it would be helpful since they are often out of the things I want, I am not going to do it. I am not going to do it because I am […]

On Total Surrender

On Total Surrender

You don’t follow Jesus like you follow someone on Twitter, where you are free to take or leave their thoughts at your leisure. Following Jesus is not letting Him come into your life to be an influence, even if it’s a significant influence. Following Jesus means submitting to Him in all areas at all times […]

The Gospel and the Christian Life – Part 3

Over the next several weeks we are going to follow the story line of Scripture from Creation to Jesus’ return in an effort to deepen our understanding of the Gospel and how Christians are to live after they have professed Christ as Lord and Savior. (Part 1, Part 2) What Does Adam and Eve Have […]

Men, Don’t Just Talk the Talk

Men, Don’t Just Talk the Talk

If you were to read the hobbies section on my Facebook, you would notice I am into reading, blogging, and running. I do all those things almost every week. If you keep reading, however, you will notice it also says I like to work out, rock climb, and surf. While those things are listed, if I am honest, […]

The Gospel and the Christian Life – Part 2

Over the next several weeks we are going to follow the story line of Scripture from Creation to Jesus’ return in an effort to deepen our understanding of the Gospel and how Christians are to live after they have professed Christ as Lord and Savior. (Part 1) The Fall/Sin Adam and Eve continued to live […]

The Gospel and the Christian Life – Part 1

Over the next several weeks we are going to follow the story line of Scripture from Creation to Jesus’ return in an effort to deepen our understanding of the Gospel and how Christians are to live after they have professed Christ as Lord and Savior. Creation To better understand the gospel, the good news about […]

Why Do Church Members Think the Pastor is the Only Minister?

Why Do Church Members Think the Pastor is the Only Minister?

Why do church members think the Pastor is the only minister? I asked that question last night during our Community Group meeting. The Answer Talking with my wife afterwards and thinking through the responses this morning, it seems congregants don’t believe they are on par with their pastor when it comes to their ability to […]

Are You Ready For Your Wedding?

If you know anything about weddings, you know they are all about the bride and groom. Think about it. They are the ones who select the theme, the location, and the date and time. They don’t phone you to ask what theme you would like or what date works for you. No, what happens? You […]

How Do You Know If You are Ready for Jesus to Return?

How Do You Know If You are Ready for Jesus to Return?

How do you know if you are ready for Jesus to return? Different people give different answers. Some say I am an American; while others believe they are ready because they walked an aisle, raised a hand, and said a prayer; still others believe they are ready because they have lived a good life, helping lots […]

How Do We Redeem Our Work?

What do you think of when you think of heaven? Popular perception is something like floating around on a cloud somewhere singing and playing harp. Those who are musically inclined might be thrilled, but that is not what is going to happen. We aren’t going to just float around for all eternity. No, we are […]

Our Response to God’s Kingship

Since God is our Creator and King, we should worship and obey Him. Worship and obedience, however, is a foreign idea to most people today. God isn’t naturally viewed as a King we should worship, but John paints a different picture for us in Revelation. In 4:11 John writes, ““Worthy are you, our Lord and God, […]

Why Do We Rebel?

“But if that wicked servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed,’ and begins to beat his fellow servants and eats and drinks with drunkards,” (Mt 24:48–49) In Matthew 24:48-49 Jesus pictures one of two servants. The second servant, the one we see here, is much different than the first. Instead of remaining faithful the entire […]

Get in the Game

All too often Christians are found retreating into a holy huddle, to their own corner of the world that doesn’t include non-believers. But instead of gathering together in a holy huddle, I believe we are supposed to interact with and engage non-believers. If we don’t, then we can’t accomplish the Great Commission — to make disciples […]

False Teachers – Part 3

So far we have looked at the danger of false teaching and some ways false teachers deceive (Part 1, Part 2a, Part 2b). Knowing that then, what should our response be? What Should We Do Knowing There are False Teachers Trying to Deceive Us? (1) Be Bereans You remember, the story about the Bereans in […]

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