Marriage & the Gospel

Here’s my second foray into self–publishing—Marriage & the Gospel.

The premise of this book is this: According to Ephesians 5, Marriage is a Mysterious Picture of the Gospel. In the same way, Jesus’ love for His Bride, the Church, is the Template we are to follow in our own marriages. In this book, we look at various scriptural stories of marriages that illustrate the Gospel, for good or for bad. The key idea though is this: consider the Gospel and apply it to marriage. This book is way more about Jesus than it is about marriage!

Currently, the best way to get a copy is to stop by the Calvary Chapel of Oxnard bookstore and get one in person. It will set you back about $10.

If you don’t live nearby, contact me! I’ll mail you a copy, or a free PDF.

Marriage and the Gospel back

Marriage and the Gospel front

Pit to Palace

It has been said by many Bible scholars that Joseph is the clearest picture, or “type” of Jesus in the Old Testament. That’s an intriguing statement, I thought. I’ll take up the challenge…!

This book is a verse-by-verse look at Joseph’s saga, through the lens of Jesus’ ministry and the Gospel message. This book is way more about Jesus than it is about Joseph!

Currently, the best way to get a copy is to stop by the Calvary Chapel of Oxnard bookstore and get one in person, for about $10. If you don’t live nearby, contact me! I’ll mail you a copy, or send you a free PDF.

Pit to Palace Front Cover

Pit to Palace Back Cover

Why Peter, James, and John?

A Discipleship Devotional from Mark 9:1–8

There is a truth–gem hiding away in the Mount of Transfiguration account about Peter, James, and John. The clue to this gem is found in the two ancient prophets that God sends to honor Jesus: Moses and Elijah.

Part One: The Background (feel free to skip down to the “Big Lesson” if you want a shorter devotional reading).

First: why did Jesus pick Peter, James, and John to be His inner circle of ministry training? There are several explanations for this: Continue reading

Matthew 13 – What is your trajectory?

(this is from CCS chapel, 2/28/14…)

Matthew 13:18–19a | Hear then the parable of the sower. When anyone hears the word of the kingdom… that which is sown in his heart

1 Peter 1:23 | For you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 | For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.

Jeremiah 4:3 | For thus says the Lord… “Break up your fallow ground, and do not sow among thorns.


3.5% error in navigation and Cold War tension leads to the tragic loss of 269 lives.

3.5% ERROR IN NAVIGATION

KAL Flight 007, 31 years ago… Continue reading