Welcome to Gospel Growth

I am first of all a disciple and follower of Jesus Christ.   I affirm Evangelical Christian beliefs as well as  Gospel driven in philosophy of ministry.  I am married to Ann and am raising 2 wonderful boys – Jonathan and Andrew. My purpose is to build disciplemaking disciples that are becoming fishers of men in fully displaying of God’s Glory in all things. Learn more

Spiritually Sidetracked?

It is so easy to get sidetracked.  When I was kid our family would drive to Florida from Houston on our yearly family vacation.  My dad and I were in the front and my sister and mom were in the back seat.  We would drive hard for 2 days without even … [Keep reading]

Routines Can Increase Your Spiritual Net Worth

“42And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. …” (Acts 2:42–47) Routines are beneficial for being devoted in our walk with Christ.  It seems that being good at anything … [Keep reading]

Receive, Reject, or Redeem?

Halloween is coming up and there are all sorts of events and even critiques how we should engage the world.  Kids will dress up, adults will give out candy, and all this will be done without any thought or real tie to its pagan history.  American are … [Keep reading]

What is the Eye of the Needle?

By Cameron Buettel I haven’t always sat under the teaching ministry of John MacArthur. In fact, earlier parts of my Christian walk have been tarnished by over-exposure to some really bad Bible teachers, and attendance in some very man-centered … [Keep reading]

Earthly Life Ends In Death

This last month (September 2016) we saw two deaths that have rocked many sports commentators.  First, the death of Arnold Palmer was sudden and greeted with great sadness because how he has mentored so many in the game of golf (PGA).  The other death … [Keep reading]

Fight Spiritual Drifting

When my family and I go to the beach, we always need a site marker for where we lay our stuff down.  Why do we need this marker?  It is because when you go swimming in the ocean you will always drift with the currents.  This summer when we were … [Keep reading]

Anger – A Personal Foul

On Monday night (10/3/2016) Odell Beckham got a Personal foul penalty during the Monday night football game because he could not control his emotions.  NFL writer, Jeremy Bergman, comments, “[Xavier] Rhodes' aggressive coverage and an iffy late hit … [Keep reading]

The Unchanging God Changes Things

This fall my son, Andrew, is playing travel baseball with 13-15 year olds on a full baseball diamond (90 foot base paths and 60’ 6” pitching mounds).  This last week he played his first game and it was a shock.  The change in field size was drastic … [Keep reading]

Don’t Be Misinformed About God’s Justice

As many of you know Colin Kaepernick has created a firestorm of discussion as he sits through the playing of the National Anthem at the start of NFL football games.  He says that he is protesting what he perceives injustice in America. Now I do … [Keep reading]

God Is Always With Us

GOD IS ALWAYS WITH US "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." - Hebrews 13:8 My wife and I always enjoyed seeing the snow-capped mountains in Southern California.  We would drive to church in January and February … [Keep reading]