Posts from 2018

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 12/30/2018

1 Peter 1:22-2:3 ESV 22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for “All flesh is […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 12/23/2018

In the movie A Christmas Story one of the main characters, Ralphy, get’s a pink bunny costume from one of his family members and his mom makes him go try it on immediately… He comes down the stairs utterly ashamed and his dad tells him he looks like a deranged Easter Bunny. Well, has that […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 12/16/2018

In Luke 9:23-24 Jesus said, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it” (ESV). I wonder, do you believe those words? Do you believe […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 12/9/2018

In Matthew 22:37-40 Jesus says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (ESV). I wonder if you truly feel the weight […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 12/2/2018

Often when I’m doing evangelism I ask people if they’re a Christian; 9 times out of 10 they say yes. So then I ask them why. At that point I get all kinds of answers: “Because I’m trying to be a good person… Because I believe in God… Because I go to church, sometimes… Because […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 11/25/2018

The gospel is the good news about the person and work of Jesus Christ. It is good news, not good advice. The gospel is not something we do but a message about something that has been done for us. The gospel is the glorious message that tells us that God has made a way for […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 11/18/2018

In John 20:21, Jesus tells us, “As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you” (ESV). This is the same call as the Great Commission in Matthew 28, where Jesus commands us to go and make disciples of all nations… This may sound daunting, but if our hearts are gripped by the […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 11/11/2018

We are all sinners, but Christians are repentant sinners. In his first thesis Martin Luther said, “the entire life of believers should be repentance.” So, are you still repenting? In his book Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J. I. Packer wrote, “It needs to be said that faith is not a mere optimistic feeling, […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 11/4/2018

In 1 Corinthians 15:14 Paul says, “if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain” (ESV)… And then he goes on in 1 Corinthians 15:32 to say, “If the dead are not raised, ‘Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die’” (ESV). Paul tied the […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 10/28/2018

This Wednesday marks 501 years since the beginning of what we know as the Protestant Reformation… A German Monk named Martin Luther, at the age of 34, nailed his 95 Thesis to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg… The Catholic Church at the time had lost sight of the gospel, they were teaching […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 10/21/2018

Hebrews 13:7 says, “Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith” (ESV). This verse alone is reason enough for us to care about church history; but we should understand that church history is our family history, and therefore we […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 10/14/2018

In Matthew 16:18 Jesus promises, “I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (ESV)… That promise always makes me think of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. He is by far one of my favorite figures from recent church history (1899-1981). He was from Wales, once a great medical doctor, who in […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 10/7/2018

What would cause someone to be willing to suffer the loss of all things for Christ? Well, what do we see in Scripture? In Philippians Paul says, “it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 9/30/2018

In John 19:14, Pilate presents Jesus to the Jews and he tells them, “Behold your King!” Of course they don’t see Him as their King at all; they miss who Jesus is completely… But, beholding Him is exactly what they needed to do… Beholding Jesus is what we all need to do… You see, their […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 9/23/2018

When you think about what a Christian is, what comes to your mind?… Theologian J. I. Packer says, “The question can be answered in many ways, but the richest answer I know is that a Christian is one who has God as Father.”[1]That’s a beautiful answer, and it goes right along with Scripture. In Ephesians […]

PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 9/16/2018

God’s Word says, “Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall” (1 Corinthians 11:12 ESV). Oh how Peter needed to hear this… Peter had a tendency to be arrogant and self-confident. Once when Jesus was telling the disciples that He was going to the cross, Peter stepped forward and said, […]

Suffering Is Hard, But Christ Has Overcome The World…

In the last verse of John 16 Jesus says, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” He tells His disciples this after telling them of His coming suffering on the cross and the suffering that will befall them as they live in this broken world as Christians. […]

2018 Sovereign Grace Bible Conference

  It has been a true joy to host the 2018 Sovereign Grace Bible Conference. The audio from the conference can be found by clicking on the links below… Session 1 – Minister Gregg Wren II Session 2 – Steven Ger Session 3 – Mike Black Session 4 – Dan Duncan Session 5 – Elder […]

Seeking To Be Amazed By Jesus In 2018

Happy New Year! As you know this is a time of resolutions and new beginnings, and so on that note I’ve been evaluating my life and planning for the new year. As I said in my last sermon, resolutions can be great things, as long as we are making them for the right reasons. If […]