Casey Lewis

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 […]

False Teachers – Part 2b

If false teachers want the same thing as all teachers – for people to believe their message and follow their teaching – why are they so dangerous? What’s the Danger of False Teachers? (4) False Teacher’s teaching looks good on the surface but is flawed. Jesus brings this out in His third woe, which is […]

False Teachers – Part 2a

If false teachers want the same thing as all teachers – for people to believe their message and follow their teaching – why are they so dangerous? What’s the Danger of False Teachers? (1) False Teachers use the same methods and platforms as those preaching the gospel Take Joel Osteen for instance — he’s a […]

False Teachers – Part 1

False Teachers is an important topic to consider. It’s important because they have been deceiving the masses for centuries. God, however, doesn’t want that to happen. He doesn’t want people to be deceived by false teachers. Instead God desires we be taught in such a way that we follow, worship, and serve Him. So He Himself […]

On Sermon Preparation

So it comes to this. The preparation of sermons involves sweat and labour. It can be extremely difficult at times to get all this matter that you have found in the Scriptures into this particular form. It is like a potter fashioning something out of the clay, or like a blacksmith making shoes for a […]

The Gospel Takes Our Burden and Gives Us Rest

Accomplishing a difficult task is burdensome. It wears on you, creates anxiety, headaches, and hardships. We aren’t, however, the first to experience burdens. People have been shouldering heavy burdens for centuries. Sometimes those burdens are self-inflicted, while other times they are man made. The Burden of the Scribes and Pharisees In Mathew 23, we learn […]

Why Are Christians Persecuted?

For the last several weeks I have been preaching a series on Jesus’ Temple Teachings. While teaching in the Temple, Jesus upset the Religious Leaders in Jerusalem, so much so that the Pharisees and Sadducees attacked Him in an effort to discredit Him with the people. Attacks on Christians didn’t end with Jesus and His Twelve […]

On The Common Beliefs of Teenage Americans

Christian Smith, professor of sociology and director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame, oversees a continuing studying of the religious beliefs of teenagers called the National Study of Youth and Religion. After interviewing hundreds of teens about religion, God, faith, prayer, and other spiritual practices, […]

A Longing for Something Different

If we are honest, we know the things in this world won’t and can’t satisfy us. A Longing for Something Different Our longing is for something greater, something more. We long for another world to come that is different than this one. You don’t really need the Bible to tell you that. All you need […]

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