How to assess your soul in your quiet time

Questioning the 3 functions of your heart for holiness

I try to assess my heart when I read the word of God so that I can grow in holiness. I do this imperfectly, and I always find areas to grow. Here are some simple questions that will help you assess the 3 functions of your heart, to help you submit them to God’s authoritative word.


How to overcome your most important spiritual weakness

What keeps you out of the authority of God's Word?

No doubt you’ve heard the quote by D. L. Moody, “Sin will keep you from the Bible or the Bible will keep you from sin.” This suggests our most important weakness is the one that keeps us out of the word of God. What is that one weakness for you and how can you overcome it?


3 simple steps to master New Testament Greek

Why you should take a look at my first product: Master New Testament Greek

Yesterday was an exciting day for me, as I got unveil my first product Master New Testament Greek. Here’s why I think this is going to be useful to a lot of people. It boils down to 3 simple steps to master New Testament Greek.


Bored? 3 reasons your quiet time may be empty

What to look for if your spiritual life becomes dry

Do you find yourself simply reading your Bible without being challenged by it? I do. It’s easy to fall into these ruts, and we all fall into them from time to time. Often there is a variety of factors behind this and they are often connected, but here are 3 reasons I find when I examine my own heart after I’ve fallen into a time like this.


The 4 functions in the parable of the vine

Sermon: Union with Christ and the Vine and the Branches

The parable of the vine and its branches is a rich passage that Jesus used to explain four functions that are part of our union with Christ. Some people think this parable conveys something of the substance of the relationship of the branches and the vine, but this causes an interpretive issue that is inconsistent with the rest of scripture. This is a sermon I preached last Sunday which explains 4 functions of our union with Christ that Jesus explains using this parable.


Miss your quiet time? Here are 4 ways to re-engage

Do you feel guilty if you miss a Bible reading? Perhaps you woke up later than intended and had to rush out the door without spending time in the Word. It happens to all of us. Sometimes, we make ourselves artificial rules to keep us in line, such as the “no Bible no breakfast” rule. But even if you miss your reading, there simple things you can do to keep the word of God in your mind today.


Want life transformation? You need to read the Bible

How reading the Bible transforms your desires and life

Have you ever heard the phrase “garbage in, garbage out?” It is an old computer phrase intended to explain that what comes out of a computer will only ever be as useful as the quality of the data going into it. If the computer is printing out bad data, it will be because it is receiving bad data. Our heart is a little like that too. What comes out of us is a result of what is in our hearts (Matt 15:19). So how does reading the Bible lead to life transformation?