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

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]

Book Review: Honest Evangelism

I enjoyed reading this book because it was an honest evaluation of how we communicate the gospel to an ever increasing atheist or religious population in the West.  People don't start out with the same idea of God or worldview of creation that they … [Keep reading]

Why Do People Dropout of Attending Gathered Worship

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Why Christ is the final and fullest Revelation of God

Here is a great post from Kirk Miller Blog.  It is absolutly a Biblical need to have a  Biblical undersrtanding of how later revelation is built on previous revelation.   I am amaized at how many Christians have a flat view of the Bible that allows … [Keep reading]

Some Piper Kindle Books for Free

Enjoy 27 Free John Piper Kindle Books from DesiringGod.org To download files, click through the links below to Desiring God’s website and click on the “mobi” option on the right. A Tribute to My Father and Other Writings The Marks of a … [Keep reading]

Recommended books on Ministry, Church History, and Theology (Mark Dever)

The goal of this post to honor a man who has inspired and encouraged many—and pointed to some great books to grow their faith and faithfulness in ministry. This post lists Mark Dever’s recommended books on ministry, church history, theology, … [Keep reading]

Resolutions for the New Year – 2016

I love to reach about Christians who make resolutions to following and grow in their committment to Christ.  Many of us know that Jonathan Edwards made many resolutions that he kept because we are all live by the resolutions we are constantly making. … [Keep reading]