Casey Lewis

On Church Discipline

On Church Discipline

Church discipline is not just “clearing the membership roll” as if the point were primarily accuracy in bookkeeping. Neither is church discipline designed to be a punishment, as if the church were saying, “We don’t want your kind around here.” Yes, the church speaks of this stage of discipline as the delivering of one to […]

Why do you do the things you do in the name of the Lord?

Why do you do the things you do in the name of the Lord?

Every week, I meet with a group of guys at IHOP for breakfast, coffee, and Bible study. For the last year, we have been working chapter by chapter through the Minor Prophets. It has been a fruitful study! We are currently in the book of Zechariah, so we are almost finished. When we came together this […]

On Being Guilty but Forgiven Sinners

On Being Guilty but Forgiven Sinners

As guilty but forgiven sinners, what the powers and principalities of this age say to us is true. But we’ve already been accused; we’ve already been indicted; we’ve been arrested; we’ve been dressed in purple and beaten; we’ve been stapled to a Roman cross; we’ve had the wrath of God poured out upon us; we’ve […]

Trust God Will Use You

Trust God Will Use You

I just finished preaching a series over the Genesis 1-12. In the last chapter — Genesis 12 — we encountered Abram (Abraham). He is a great example of someone who had to trust that God would use him. Abraham’s Hindrance Remember the promise God made Abraham — to make him into a great nation. That is a great […]

On the Need to Preach the Whole Counsel of God’s Word

On the Need to Preach the Whole Counsel of God’s Word

The sad decline in the quality of Christian life and witness in our country is largely due to the fact that the evangelical church has for several generations been a huge nursery, not only for infant babes but, much worse, grown-up babes…thus laying them open to all the carnal excesses and sectarian and heretical influences […]

Leave Everything and Go Wherever

Leave Everything and Go Wherever

Abraham is a prime example of someone whom God asked to leave everything and go wherever. In Genesis 12:1, we read, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you.” (Gen. 12:1b) Leave Everything God asks Abraham to leave behind all he has ever known – his idol […]

4 Stumbling Blocks to Everyday Evangelism – Part 4

4 Stumbling Blocks to Everyday Evangelism – Part 4

In my last post, I explored our idea of the evangelistic process and how we can naturally talk to others about Christ. Today we continue exploring what keeps us from modeling Paul’s activity in Athens — reach out, build relationships with folks, and then engage them with the gospel where they are on a daily basis. […]

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