Advice for the Christian Life
June 23rd, 2022
I was inspired by an article that Tim Challies wrote a few days ago giving 40 pieces of advice for the Christian life. I thought it might be a helpful exercise to try and distill down some of my own t...
6 Years Your Pastor
September 29th, 2021
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. - 2 Tim 2:22 This coming Friday (10/1) will be the 6 year anniversary...
Monday Morning Encouragement
July 26th, 2021
For your encouragement in the Lord, here is some stuff that happened over the past two weeks that will never make the news....
From The Start
July 24th, 2021
We walked together in the breeze And talked together under trees In Eden’s paradise All creation was very good And life’s requirement understood Obedience the price...
Renting for the Glory of God
June 3rd, 2021
(By Jeanine Camacho) Yesterday, one of our pastors leveled with us on a key hindrance to staying and representing Christ here in the Bay Area-- cost of living. San Jose is the most unaffordable place ...
Mercy: A Recap
April 17th, 2021
Last month, the women at West Hills: San Jose held a seminar focused on mercy. This blog is a recap for any who might have missed, or who would like to review that content afresh.What do you believe a...
A Prayer for Our Church
March 8th, 2021
Church family,Most of us are not in the habit of reading other peoples prayers. And yet the apostles assumed that prayer was a thing to be learned from examples (Luke 11:1). As we have been teaching t...
The Power for Mortification
February 1st, 2021
Yesterday I preached on the true mortification of sin. Today it’s Monday, I’m in my office, and I want to pursue holiness.Whenever I begin to think deeply about putting my own sin to death, I deal wit...
Take a Step Back and Float with Me
January 27th, 2021
For the past month we have been unpacking Colossians chapter 2, verse by verse, thought by thought, to understand Paul’s main point. The good thing about moving slowly is you are able to consider each...
Tending the Soul for the Growth of Grace
December 31st, 2020
I am rereading John Owen’s Mortification of Sin for the millionth time (obviously an exaggeration), and I just came across one of my favorite passages. He is in the middle of explaining why putting si...
Meanwhile, Behind the Scenes
December 10th, 2020
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.” – Luke 2:1Last night after dinner, with candles lit and the Christmas tree glowing, my family and I read...
Joy that Made the Mountains
October 6th, 2020
By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness,O God of our salvation,the hope of all the ends of the earthand of the farthest seas;the one who by his strength established the mountains,being girde...