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

As A Debtor, Pay The Gospel Forward

Growing up, my family celebrated Thanksgiving many years at the annual A&M vs. Texas football game, as we met in either College Station or Austin for the game.  I always appreciated that my family cared enough to get together to celebrate … [Keep reading]

Making Bible Application

The application should always relate to what God has done, will do, wants done, or instructs people to do. Preaching is not just a process of encouraging people to be nice to one another and live a happy life. The Bible is all about how God works … [Keep reading]

A New Respect for Power

One the issues we have had recently at our home is the gross algae growing on our deck and on the outside stairs leading to the basement.  This past weekend I endeavored to pressure wash the stairs with a pressure washer that I had borrowed pressure … [Keep reading]

True and Trustworthy

Pollsters flubbed the 2016 presidential election in seismic fashion.  Many are scratching their heads as to how our brightest pollsters could be so wrong.  Jonathan Barnett, a Republican National Committeeman from Arkansas, says, “The pollsters have … [Keep reading]

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]