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Why are we drawn to God’s creation?

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge.” – Psalm 19:1-2 All of creation bears the fingerprint of God. From the brilliant night sky to a falling snowflake, they all declare the same thing… God […]

Grow in God’s Word in 2017!

As I share above, my heart is to help you grow in God’s Word. And in 2017 I hope, trust, and pray that we can put a small mountain of Bible teaching and biblical resources into your hands! If you’re a pastor or church leader, I want to help you lead and feed your flock. […]

When was Jesus really born?

It’s one of the biggest questions in history: Was Jesus of Nazareth actually born on the day we celebrate Christmas, December 25? Or, did the nativity take place at another time of year? And if it did, why do we celebrate Christmas when we do? In the video above, Pastor Mark shares some insight into […]

How did we get our Christmas traditions?

From mistletoe and holly to Santa Claus and reindeer, not every Christmas tradition has its roots in the birth of Christ. So where did some of our favorite holiday customs come from? And more to the point – should Christians take part in them? I explore these questions in this week’s video with historical insight […]

Is Anger Sinful?

“Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger.” –Ephesians 4:26 Some Christians seem to think that there are godly and ungodly emotions. Subsequently, they see all anger as sinful. But, not all anger is sinful as even our sinless God gets angry in the Bible. There’s a […]

FREE Jonah Research Brief

Sign up today for the Leader’s List and get free resources such as study guides, eBooks, and research briefs. You’ll stay up to date on the latest resources from me. I recently had the joy of preaching through the entire Book of Jonah at The Trinity Church in Scottsdale, Arizona. Those sermons are now available in […]

Is there such a thing as “the one”?

This week both Joseph in Malaysia and Donna in Canada wrote in asking about dating and marriage: Will God choose ‘the one’ we are supposed to marry or date? Is there such a thing as ‘the one’? The myth that everyone has a “soul mate” finds its non-biblical origin with the philosopher Plato. This destructive […]

Were Adam and Eve Real People or Not?

Were Adam and Eve real people? Or were they just literary devices and poetic images? This question of the historicity of Adam and Eve is important because it’s the foundation of the biblical story. Without a real Adam and Eve, the Bible loses its basis for the fall, sin, the need for redemption, and the […]