Book Review: Faithful Preaching by Tony Merida

Faithful Preaching has been one of the most eye opening books ever written on the subject of Christ-Centered expository preaching. Merida’s passion and precision on declaring God’s word with responsibility and authenticity shines through the way he has communicated the process of faithfully preparing to preaching God’s truth. Merida’s step by step instruction and practical…

So Long Forgotten: A Call for Family Worship

Recently, a church member asked if I could recommend materials for family worship. I smiled with delight at her question. Sadly, however, out of the many questions that members commonly ask, hers is rare. I wish this were not so. My hope and prayer is that we would witness a renewal of regular family worship.…

Life on the Emaus Road

Every church has unique DNA. Even among like-minded churches, distinctives exist which demonstrate the diversity of the body of Christ, spread across every region of the planet, among countless cultures and subcultures. As the new lead pastor of Emaus Church, I have observed with delight how God has crafted this local church. With joy, I…

Worship Songs from 03/22/2015

Here a list of the songs and scripture verses we used yesterday. Each song mentioned below also has an brief summary. Call to Worship: Psalm 95:1-6 1. Let Your Kingdom Come by Sovereign Grace Music This song helps us to see what our purpose is on this earth. It is to make Jesus Christ known in all the earth.…

Immigration In The Bible

Immigration and The Fall The account of Creation teaches us that every human being is created in the image of God and therefore the proper object of respect (Gen. 1-2).The account of the Fall teaches us that every human being is an immigrant trying to get back home and therefore the proper object of compassion.…

The Middle Child of American Mission

I grew up as a middle child. It is a providence that places one in between the thrills of the oldest child and the urgent needs of the youngest. This tension creates what has been called “the middle child syndrome.” A feeling of being ignored and short-shifted. And I can attest that the struggle is…

The Single Seed

Here at Emaus Church we are working through the book of Acts, and as Acts 8:26-40 was being expounded, a supporting text was used that struck me. We read in Isaiah 56:3-7 : 3 Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, “The Lord will surely separate me from his people”; and…