Casey Lewis

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 […]

11 Things to Pray for a Deeper Prayer Life

11 Things to Pray for a Deeper Prayer Life

We all know we should pray regularly, but we often don’t. There are numerous reasons for why we don’t pray on a regular basis. Why We Don’t Pray Life gets busy — We haven’t set aside the time, and a prayerless morning turns into a prayerless week. We think God doesn’t have the time — […]

A Continual Reformation

A Continual Reformation

Fundamentally, Reformed theology is theology founded on and fashioned by God’s Word. For it is God’s Word that forms our theology, and it is we who are reformed by that theology as we constantly return to God’s Word every day and in every generation. At its core, this is what the sixteenth-century Reformation was all […]

Who are We in Christ? – Part 3

Who are We in Christ? – Part 3

Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians while in Ephesus after he heard of some issues plaguing the church. The issues Paul deals with in 1 Corinthians are the same issues we deal with today, which is why this is such a good book for the modern day church to study. However, before Paul dives […]

The Reformer’s Cry

Ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda, secundum verbum Dei – The church reformed and always being reformed according to God’s Word. Question for Reflection Do you realize God’s Word and Spirit are always reforming His church by renewing, transforming, and changing us? Resources Image

Who are We in Christ? – Part 2

Who are We in Christ? – Part 2

Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians while in Ephesus after he heard of some issues plaguing the church. The issues Paul deals with in 1 Corinthians are the same issues we deal with today, which is why this is such a good book for the modern day church to study. However, before Paul dives […]

On Christian Liberty

On Christian Liberty

The end or purpose of Christian liberty is not to smoke or drink; liberty is given for the pursuit of holiness. Those who wave the banner of Christian liberty so that they might do whatever they might want to do have not understood the doctrine at all. To Learn Holiness Christian liberty is given so […]

Who are We in Christ? – Part 1

Who are We in Christ? – Part 1

Paul wrote his first letter to the Corinthians while in Ephesus after he heard of some issues plaguing the church. The issues Paul deals with in 1 Corinthians are the same issues we deal with today, which is why this is such a good book for the modern day church to study. However, before Paul dives […]

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 […]

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