Worship the Lamb!

As Christians, how are we to go about this election season? We are to worship the lamb and not the elephant or the donkey. How do we put the elephant/donkey/any political party above the lamb? We think our party is God’s party. We minimize or cover up sins of one party while blowing up the sins of […]

Apostasy?

What is apostasy? It is the abandoning of one’s profession, not possession, of faith. One may say that they have faith in Jesus, but the other actually possesses genuine faith in their heart. Those who are saved are forever saved, and there is a big difference between professing and possessing faith in Jesus. We can play the […]

Commission Sunday

It was a bittersweet gathering for us at Restore Church, as we officially commissioned the St. Clair’s and their team to Cornerstone Church in the northwest side of Detroit, but also Charles Bovan officially became one of the elders at Restore. Pastor Tyler gave us a great charge to be bold, to never shrink back […]

Living Sacrifice

Paul is at his point of trying to move the people from embracing good theology to doxology. If your Christianity doesn’t change how you do life then your Christianity is nothing because Christianity is not merely subscribing to a set of right doctrines but submitting to a living Savior. How is God after the worship […]

From Theology to Doxology

Theology has a purpose: to move us to doxology, to the worship of our heads, our hearts, and our bodies, so that our entire existence is one great offering of worship to our God who sought us, caught us, and bought us. We must worship with our heads and our hearts. What we believe and how […]

Life in the Spirit

Do we try to live the Christian life in our own power? The power for joining the life long battle against sin is found in the Holy Spirit, and there are four ways that we experience the life in the Spirit. We first have been set free to follow the Savior.  God had to take matters into his […]

The victory is sure!

Do mature Christians struggle with sin? Yes, there is a newness, excitement, and jubilation for being a reconciled child of God, but after conversion, we still struggle with sin and the struggle is real. Sin constantly pulls on us. It is a life principal just as sure and inescapable as the law of gravity. There is no […]

A Better Master

Having a master is not an option, but who we serve is. We all choose a side every day; there is no spiritual Switzerland, only appearing to be neutral. We serve and worship something, either sin or Christ. We are either dying by sin or experiencing the resurrection life of the Lord Jesus Christ, by […]

How to change: Know, Reckon, and Do

In Romans 6:1-14, Paul is answering the false allegation from the person that says, ‘If I’m saved by grace, I’ll do whatever I want’, telling us how we as believers can be changed. Are you stuck in the the rut of lust? Bitterness? Unforgiveness? Shackled in hate? In shame? Pride? Then, this passage is for you. There are steps […]

We need a Word

We’ve all heard about the stories about people who have been devastated by hurricanes and tornadoes, despite knowing that it was on its way. Everyone was present but only a few were prepared for what was about to occur. Similarly, we know that things are going to happen, but not prepared for the unexpected storms […]