The Gospel Changes Everything

The Gospel Changes Everything

Welcome to The Gospel Changes Everything Podcast, where, together, we'll explore how Jesus transforms us everyday.

August 25, 2020

62: Jesus gave us something better

There are two specific men that come to my mind when I think about people who always seem to have an upbeat positive attitude. But not just in the sense of “don’t worry be happy” but its a much deeper sense of trust and faith in Christ that I believe drives their joy. One was […]

August 14, 2020

61: Feeling Grumpy

I’ve been grumpy lately. I’m not particularly depressed or anxious but rather frustrated with life right now. It makes sense since we are in the middle of a global pandemic. We have had to drastically reorient ourselves to living in a world where masks are required. I’m so tired of the masks. I have one […]

June 18, 2020

60: When You Desire Nearness with Guest Podcaster Molly Fletcher

You know that feeling when you’ve been hiding under the covers for too long breathing in your own recycled air, starting to get a little worried that no one will find you, and maybe a little scared of the dark too?  Hiding is suffocating.    We were not created to do this alone.    I […]

May 15, 2020

59: Four Benefits of Studying the Bible in Community

As I’ve mentioned several times on this podcast, I’m in a Friday morning Bible study with a group of men from my church. And yes it is a true “Bible Study” where we pick a book of the Bible and study our way through it. It’s not just a book club where we choose a […]

April 3, 2020

58: Tim Keller on how All of Life is Repentance

All of Life is Repentance, by Tim Keller Martin Luther opened the Reformation by nailing “The Ninety-Five Theses” to the door of Wittenberg Cathedral. The very first of the theses was: “Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ.willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance.” On the surface this looks a little bleak! […]

March 5, 2020

57: True Satisfaction

To find out more about Gospel-Centered Bible Study go to: www.gospelcenteredbiblestudy.com   We are all looking to be satisfied. If we are thirsty we drink water. If we are hungry we eat food. If we are looking for pleasure then well, we look to all kinds of things. Our desire to be satisfied is not […]

February 21, 2020

56 Living without Regrets

The truth is that many of us have done some pretty horrific things in life. Many of us have lived lives that were brutally selfish, lives that destroyed relationships, lives that destroyed livelihoods. Many of us have things hidden deep in the recesses of our hearts that nobody knows about and we would never, ever […]

January 27, 2020

55: Remain Steadfast

Download this month’s free resource a Goal Workbook that will help you set impactful goals: https://mailchi.mp/f93ca9a4946f/goalworkbook Our church just finished a series entitled, Overwhelmed. Each week we preached on topics like, worry, anxiety, depression, fear, family, pressure, and doubt. The gospel speaks directly to all of these issues and offers very deep, soul-satisfying answers. It […]

January 8, 2020

54: How to Fall in Love with Jesus

Get my FREE Goal Setting Workbook here: Set Impactful Goals   Sermon Luke 7:36-50 Are You in Love with Jesus?   Intro: Have you ever heard someone say, “I married my best friend!” I think I understand what they mean when they say it. However, I think that there is a difference between being best […]

December 20, 2019

53: That time my house burned down on Christmas Eve

It was Christmas Eve 1974. I was 7 years old. I was lying in my bed late into the night and thought I could hear something downstairs. I strained really hard to listen and try to hear what it was. I lay completely still, listening really hard. What was I hearing? I knew I had […]

December 10, 2019

52: Preach the Gospel to Yourself Everyday

  Martin Luther said that we need to be preaching the gospel to ourselves every day because we forget the gospel every day.  I hear from other preachers and authors give this same message. Actually, I say this often because I believe it is the only way to live a life of freedom and grace […]

November 19, 2019

50: The Alternative to Anxiety

I don’t know of anyone who doesn’t experience anxiety on some level. We live in a super stressed out world. We feel pressure all around us in just about every area of our lives. And all of this pressure makes us anxious. We are anxious to succeed. We are anxious for people to love us. […]

October 24, 2019

49: Why I’m Glad I read my Bible today

You never know what will happen when you start your day. You wake up, you have your plans, your schedule is laid out, you have a to-do list and you are off to the races. But how often does our plan get side-tracked or interrupted?   As a pastor, I’m always on call in case […]

October 4, 2019

48: What you need most

I sat with a couple of men this morning at breakfast. Men that are older than I am, which is 52. Men who have walked with God most of their lives, men who have been heavily involved in their church, men who I would consider mature in their walk with Jesus.   I asked them […]

August 4, 2019

47: God the Father Knows Best

I’m a rule follower. I may have mentioned this before. But it’s worth repeating. I don’t like jaywalking, I try to follow directions and do what I’m told. I believe that most laws are good for us and help keep order in our country. I’ll admit that I’m not always good at following speed limits […]

June 13, 2019

46: 3 Ways to Go Deeper with the Lord

  I’m in the middle of my three-month sabbatical and have already been able to experience some amazing things. My wife and I have been to Israel and Greece and walked in the footsteps of Jesus and Paul. I’m sure I’ll have more podcasts about that soon But most recently I had the chance to […]

May 9, 2019

45: Waiting on the Lord

I love the Psalms. The Psalms contains such a wide spectrum of encouragement, hope, solace, and security.  And it seems that no matter what I need spiritually, there is a Psalm that can satisfy me. Sometimes I need to be encouraged, sometimes I need to repent, sometimes I need to hear about forgiveness and steadfast […]

April 26, 2019

44: From Frantic to Freedom

This story would even make Stephen King shudder… As a gospel writer, Mark is the shortest of the four.  His gospel is fast paced and action packed. He quickly moves through the life of Jesus letting the narrative speak for itself.  This is one of many stories in the life of Christ, yet Mark takes […]

April 17, 2019

43: Jesus knows about your Suffering

There is one thing I know for sure, Everyone suffers at some point in their life. I realize that statement may not draw you in to listen to the rest of this podcast. However, I just want to get to the point and get to the hope we have in suffering.   No one will […]

March 19, 2019

42: The Key to Life

Everyone would like to live a life of purpose, meaning, joy, and success. We want to have clarity, inspiration, peace, and energy. We desire our relationships to be healthy, fulfilling, and satisfying. We want to feel confident, motivated, and productive. We want to be well-liked, happy, focused, and grateful.   Can you tell I’ve been […]

March 4, 2019

41: Are you a Christian Hoarder?

Most people have at least seen a few minutes of the reality tv show Hoarders on A&E. The show documents the lives of people who have a disorder in which they cannot get rid of anything they have. This includes old magazines, newspapers but also trash, expired food, etc. These people are literally suffocating under […]

February 25, 2019

40: Bible Heroes Can’t Save You

We love our Bible heroes don’t we?  David the “giant slayer”, Moses the great deliverer, Nehemiah the courageous leader, Paul the outrageously bold church planter, the list could go on.  While these men did live exemplary lives we have to be extremely careful not to get caught in the Bible hero worship trap.  Goal is […]

February 6, 2019

39: Empowered to Forgive

The following article is from a study book entitled The Gospel-Centered Life. I highly recommend that you get it and go through it with some friends. Forgiving people who harm us is one of the most difficult things to do in life. And the deeper the wound, the more challenging it gets. We often feel […]

January 24, 2019

38: How did I miss this Verse before now?

Maybe I’m not Reading my Bible Enough?   I receive a devotional in my email each day from Ken Boa. What I love about this particular devotional is that it only contains Scripture, no commentary. Now, commentary is not all bad, but sometimes I just need to be guided by Scripture alone.   I read […]

January 10, 2019

37: You are Not Condemned

I’ve been meditating on one verse for over a year now. Actually, I bring this verse to mind more than any other. I struggle with confidence, failure, lack of discipline and find that I am a chronic condemner of myself. In order to fight against my own condemnation, I recall this verse and believe it […]

December 20, 2018

35: Getting Close to Christmas

Christmas is only a few days away. Are you excited and ready to celebrate?   I am exhausted. Not from shopping or baking or wrapping or hanging lights in the yard. But from the fact that our church has had two deaths in the last three weeks. It has been a really tough time for […]

December 7, 2018

34: Advent and God’s Redemptive Plan

Advent highlights the larger story of God’s Redemptive Plan.   Hey friends, welcome to the first week of Advent. Advent encompasses the four weeks leading up to Christmas day, the day we celebrate the birth of Christ. But, I think many people do not even know what Advent is or what it means. So I […]

November 6, 2018

32: The Transforming Power of God’s Word

In Psalm 19:7-9 we see that the Word of God has the power to transform your heart, soul and mind.   The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The Holy Scriptures tell the love story of God redeeming His people back to Himself.  Therefore, when you read it, your soul is brought back […]

October 26, 2018

31: That Time I Needed an Intervention

Disappointed in myself and spiritually discouraged, I needed some gospel intervention. Listen closely and be encouraged by what Jesus has done and is doing in your life.

August 31, 2018

29: Is Self-Esteem so Bad?

In this episode I replay an Ask Pastor John interview with Jen Wilkin. Jen helps us understand that the Bible is not about us but about God.

August 9, 2018

27: Grace for Everyday Devotions

In this episode, I read a recent blog post by David Mathis at Desiring God. David writes about the struggles we all have in our Bible reading and gives us great encouragement to persevere.

July 20, 2018

26: Can I Know God Personally?

The question we want to answer today is, “Can I Know God Personally?” and the short answer is simply, YES. In order to start understanding this answer let’s go back to the beginning of time and the creation of man. In Genesis 1: 27 we read, So God created man in his own image, in […]

July 13, 2018

25: Spiritual Mountaineering

In this episode, I read a chapter out of J. Oswald Sanders book, A Spiritual Clinic. In this chapter, he retells the courageous story of Caleb, a man “wholly committed to the Lord.”

June 14, 2018

23: The GREATEST Talk on Discipleship. Ever.

Dawson Trotman was founder of the Navigators, one of the most influential discipleship ministries of our time. This talk is entitled “Born to Reproduce”.  It has motivated and inspired me in my own path to disciple others since I was in high school. If you enjoy this podcast please share it with your friends!

June 8, 2018

22: Living a life of Purpose

Although there are different Spiritual gifts they all have the SAME PURPOSE. What is the purpose of having Spiritual gifts and using them? Verse 7 says, “To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. And the common good is to build up the church, to encourage one another in faith […]

May 24, 2018

20: You are a Blessing

You are a Blessing to Others When we read the Bible we need to see and understand that God has a redemptive plan from beginning to end. From Genesis 1 to Revelation 22 God’s plan is to create and redeem a people for Himself. A people who will worship and glorify Him for who He […]

May 10, 2018

19: Two Things You have to Do Today

Our life is not about glorifying ourselves, it’s about glorifying God. And when we do, then we get the benefit of a truly satisfied life.

May 3, 2018

18: 3 Areas of Your Life God Knows Better than You

God knows these three areas of your Life better than you do. Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! 24 And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!   Psalm 139 can be a very comforting Psalm or a very disturbing Psalm. […]

April 6, 2018

16: Don’t Stop Feeding Yourself

What happens when you don’t feed yourself I just preached a sermon on Philippians 2 where we talked about how God has taken care of all of our needs and how this frees us up to take care of the needs of others. What this does NOT mean is that we don’t take care of […]

March 28, 2018

15: The Key to Forgiveness

This past weekend my wife Julie and I were able to take a few couples away to the beach for a couples retreat. It was just a time to get away to do some soul-searching within our marriages and think about the future. We talked about how we feel God is working on each of […]

March 7, 2018

14: What to Read in your Bible when you don’t know What to Read

Have you ever sat down to have your devotional or quiet time and were wondering what you should read that day in your Bible? Maybe you just finished reading a specific book of the Bible or you finished a devotional book and you are just not sure where to go today. While there is no […]

February 28, 2018

13: What God Really Thinks of You

What God thinks about those who are in Christ   He treasures you, prizes you and cares about you.  He never forgets you.  You are precious to Him.  He considers you completely worth-while.  He calls you His beloved.  You are dear to his heart.  He is devoted to you and has deep affection for you.  […]

February 22, 2018

12: Bonus Episode: John Piper Use Your Sin

This is a bonus episode from an excerpt from a sermon by John Piper entitled Use Your Sin. John Piper is without a doubt one of the greatest Pastor/Theologians of all time. I encourage you to go to his website and listen, read, or watch as much as you can. Sermon Jam based on an […]

February 20, 2018

11: The Holy Spirit Lives in You

When I was in high school, my Young Life Leader, Casey Dunn, would meet every week with me and a small group of guys. He would teach us what it meant to follow Jesus and how to grow in our relationship with Christ. One of the things we did was to work through the Navigators […]