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Do Calvinists do Evangelism?

August 7, 2013 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

Does the sovereignty of God as taught by Calvinism relieve us of the burden of evangelism? Sure, I hope it relieves you of every burden, but it does not rob you of the privilege of evangelism. You have as much freedom to joyfully tell people about the love and salvation found in Christ as you could possibly want. As you come to embrace these doctrines of grace (election, definite atonement, irresistible grace) you will be freed from the guilt driven demand for evangelism. But you will also find yourself wanting to share this wonderful love more than ever. ... Keep Reading

Did Jesus Die for the Whole World? Yes

July 29, 2013 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

What does it mean that Jesus died for the world? I believe he died for the world eschatologically. We look forward to the day when we look out over the nations of the earth and say, "all the world belongs to Jesus."... Keep Reading

How Can I Help?

May 29, 2013 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

When we show up, at a funeral, in a hospital room, or at someone’s reception we incarnate love. We personify hope. We communicate on a level far deeper than words that you are not forgotten. Being there may be the highest calling any of us ever receive.... Keep Reading

It is Okay to Struggle

May 6, 2013 | by: Ricky Jones | 2 Comments

Though many of the issues are different, the question is always the same: “Can a Christian can possibly feel the way I do?” If I knew you well enough, I would put my arms around you and whisper these words: “It is okay to struggle, that is what Jesus is for.” ... Keep Reading

Leading your wife, part 2

May 2, 2013 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

Now Paul comes to the command part of being a husband. He commands husbands to love their wives as their own flesh by nourishing them and cherishing them. He tells us to love our wives as our own bodies. I know two things about you: you know your body and you are attentive to your body. ... Keep Reading

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How Do I Lead My Wife?

April 30, 2013 | by: Ricky Jones | 1 Comments

What does it mean to lead your wife? In a generation of redefined and lost manhood, when divorce is more prevalent than family prayer, this question comes up daily. Let’s look at the Bible’s teaching, and see what we find. ... Keep Reading

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Growth Charts

April 23, 2013 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

So how are we doing as a church? Often we have friends move away, and twice now we have sent out core groups to plant daughter churches. Sometimes you may wonder if we are growing at all. So I thought you might like to see a little growth chart so you can notice God at work.... Keep Reading

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Love is the Answer

March 27, 2013 | by: Ricky Jones | 0 Comments

When it comes to the deepest questions of theology, only 5th graders have the nerve to ask the questions. And only love can answer them. ... Keep Reading

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What to do at a Funeral

March 3, 2013 | by: Ricky Jones | 1 Comments

Not many people my age have much experience at funerals. Here are some tips.... Keep Reading

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Finding Rest

February 22, 2013 | by: Ricky Jones | 1 Comments

If I work for anyone's approval other than God's, I will burn myself out, or become an arrogant jerk trying. ... Keep Reading

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