Tag: Scripture

  • Download House Church Reflections E-Book

    In April 2010, my wife Holly and I helped start a church that meets in our home in Montgomery, Alabama. For several reasons that decision was, by far, the most difficult one I had made in my life and has, to this point, been among the most fulfilling. As that church’s fourth anniversary was approaching,…

  • You Have Heard #3 (How we often live out James 5:16)

    This is the 3rd passage in “You Have Heard.” See the first post for an explanation of the series. Therefore confess your sins to hide your sins from each other and pray generic, superficial requests for each other so that you may be healed keep your sins and shortcomings secret. The prayer of an outwardly-righteous person is sounds powerful…

  • You Have Heard #2 (How we often live out John 15:12)

    This is the 2nd passage in our “You Have Heard” series. See the first post for an explanation of the series. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved  long as it is clear that they actually love you.(John 15:12 remix)

  • You Have Heard #1 (How we often live out 1 Corinthians 16:1-2)

    “You Have Heard” is a new series that I am adding to chasingalion.com. In this series, I will take a passage that I think people (sometimes self included) often fail to follow correctly, and will “remix” that passage as it is commonly implemented today. My experience has been that this provides a great teaching tool,…

  • Biblical Baptism, Part 5 (Why Was Jesus Baptized?)

    Why was Jesus baptized? That’s the question we’ll answer in this post. Welcome to part 5 of my Biblical Baptism series. These posts build on each other. If you need to catch up, here are links to the previous posts: Download series as a PDF Apologies: I haven’t gotten my downloads set up since migrating my…

  • Five Keys to Unlocking GOD’s Will

    The following short reminder was given to me in a company meeting last week by Jay Wolf, pastor of First Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. One of the most often asked questions is: “What is God’s will for my life?” The 5 Keys: Prayer Mark 1:35 Philippians 4:6-7 GOD’s Word Psalm 119:105 Joshua 1:8 Counselors Proverbs…

  • What is the Purpose of the Church? (Why Does Jesus’ Church Exist?)

    In this post, I’m continuing down the train of thought I began with the post entitled “What Does GOD Want from Me?”  We’ve considered GOD’s purpose for us individually and looked at some things the Scriptures teach us to be incorporating in our life. Today, we attempt to answer the question, “What is GOD’s purpose…

  • How Do I Study the Bible? (How to Get Started)

    Occasionally someone will say to me, “I want to study my Bible, but I don’t know where to start. How do I study? Where do I begin?” Good news! The answer is easy. C’mon and I’ll show you… Before We Begin… Before we discuss the how to, I need to say this: strategies are great,…

  • December 19 – 2 Timothy: Paul’s Final Letter

    Reading 2 Tim. 1:1-4:22 Devotional It seems that Paul was once again arrested and had to stand trial, and was apparently sentenced to death as a result of his defense of the gospel. Secular history affirms that Paul died a martyr’s death (a martyr is someone who is killed for a cause—in this case, for…

  • Church Notes: Favorite Promise Passage

    The following notes are from our church assembly on 12/5/2010. My understanding regarding some of these promise passages has changed since. Description GOD’s word is full of promises to His children. What is your favorite promise passage within the Bible? Bring your scripture and a song and we’ll discuss them.