Jason is a graduate of the Master's Seminary and the pastor of Cornerstone Las Vegas, a Grace Advance church plant. He loves Christ, his wife Kyla, sometimes his kids :), the church, missions, people, and coffee. You can also follow him on his personal blog at shepherdthesheep.com.
What is the greatest commandment? Jesus answers, “YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’” and “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.” (Matthew 22:37 & 39). Although the Pharisees tried to box him into a situational answer, to set him up for failure,  Jesus both corrects and dodges them pointing out the foundational reason for every commandment: devotion to the Lord.
Jesus answer addresses the true reason for every commandment: worship. The use of ‘love’ in this text, conveys the idea of worship and devotion. To live is Christ.… Continue reading
Below is an “email” I gave to our men’s group to answer. This is a good test. Answer the email thoroughly, then have a leader assess your answer. Enjoy.
Thank you again for your help and direction to my friend Ted and getting him into a church. He suggested I reach out to you on an issue.
I’ve been attending a church for a while now, going to a Bible Study and this Sunday they announced two men to be elders. They said if I have any issues to raise them. I’m not sure why? What should I look for in an elder?… Continue reading
Okay, here’s a little exercise. Read the following (fake) email and respond. This was a great exercise for our Men’s Leadership training. Feel free to respond in the comments below or use it to talk among your friends.
Our goal in life is to serve people. Many of us find opportunities to help others in their walk with Christ. One area the modern church needs to grow in is ecclesiology. So may this help you. Please use Bible verses in your response.
About a year ago I was saved. Since then I have thought about whether or not I should attend church.… Continue reading
Every one of us has presuppositions and those presuppositions exist in our thinking all the time. The word presupposition derives from the verb “presuppose,” meaning, “to suppose or assume beforehand; take for granted in advance” (see dictionary.com). Presuppositions exist in theology. Over time the Bible will confront our presuppositions and we have a choice, either change my presuppositions to match biblical theology or get an unbiblical theology.
Whenever sitting down to read Scripture, before deriving a conclusion, include one simple question, “Does this text really say what I think it says?” Or, another way to ask it, “Am I trying to make this text say what I want it to say?” One way to determine a presupposition exists comes when the reader tries to make the text mean what it doesn’t appear to mean.… Continue reading
What teaching has authority? Scripture. We know His Word is God-breathed. Each individual word inspired, but ultimately the text’s meaning carries the authority. John MacArthur habitually says, “The meaning of the Scripture is the Scripture.” God makes it clear, what we believe matters because the truth reveals Him and His work.
After Christ’s ascension, the apostles’ role begins to fully develop as it pertains to doctrine and authority. God commissioned the apostles to articulate authoritative truth. Ultimately they will write, under divine inspiration, Scripture. But the question comes up often, “Why can’t someone write Scripture today?” “Is God’s Word really closed.” The answer, “Because God called the apostles to dispense the authoritative truth.… Continue reading