Simply for Jesus Sake
by Drew Buell on January 25th, 2021
The finest test of the consecration of a minister of Christ is not in his public performances, but in what he does when the world is not looking. It is hard for a man to tell when he is preaching whether he is preaching for himself or for God. To open up glorious ideas, to clothe them with language which glows and speak them in tones which burn-all this is so delightful that it is not easy for the...  Read More
Not Home Yet
by Drew Buell on January 18th, 2021
On July 19th of 64 AD a fire broke out in the capitol city of Rome, which burned for three days and three nights. When the flames were finally extinguished and the citizens of Rome began to grasp how much they had lost, historians tell us that the whole city descended into a “hopeless brotherhood of wretchedness.” This wretchedness quickly turned to furious rage at Emperor Nero.Nero was already kn...  Read More
How Should We Think About the Events of Last Week (01-09-20)
by Drew Buell on January 14th, 2021
By any measure, last week was a terrible week for our nation.For reasons that need no further explanation, it was a particularly bad week for conservatives in this country.In light of the anxiety that so many of us are feeling about the days to come, I want to remind all of us that no that matter who sits in the White House, no matter who holds the gavel in the house of representatives, and no mat...  Read More
The Epistle to California's Refugees
by Drew Buell on January 11th, 2021
This is a short piece of creative writing that I started a few weeks ago. I’ve spent a lot of time in 1 Peter lately, getting ready for my next preaching series, so the format of the letter is similar to that of 1 Peter (I’ve included hyperlinks in bold to all of the biblical references). It’s something of a “tongue in cheek” letter to those dear friends who have left California (California’s Refu...  Read More
Don Bazinet
by Drew Buell on January 4th, 2021
I first professed faith in Christ and was baptized as a young teenager, having heard the Gospel at a private Christian school I attended for two years. But as a young adult I was distracted by new responsibilities and the things of the world. I attended church only sporadically and did not spend enough time in the Word or in fellowship with other Christians. When Lori and I married I understood my...  Read More
Jeff Parkhurst
by Drew Buell on January 4th, 2021
I accepted Christ at the age of 8 during vacation bible school at the Dixon Neighborhood Church in Dixon, CA. At the time, I remember sitting a row behind three of my classmates. When the leaders asked who accepted Christ, I raised my hand and one of my classmates in front of me did also but then quickly put it down when they were ridiculed by their friends sitting next to them(Matt 13:4,19). By t...  Read More
Content with the Time
by Drew Buell on November 27th, 2019
"One of my favorite scenes is in the home of Bob Crachit..."  Read More
"I Am Beyond Hope…There is No Way Out”
by Drew Buell on November 26th, 2019
"There are many different kinds of troubles in this world."  Read More
Great Trials and Great Joys
by Drew Buell on November 21st, 2019
"As God provides the sea for leviathan, so does he find a pool for the minnow."  Read More
God Has Forgotten Me...
by Drew Buell on November 19th, 2019
"It seems like people are busier and more connected today than at any other time in history..."  Read More
“Have Thine Own Way Lord…”
by Drew Buell on November 14th, 2019
"Have Thine own way, Lord! Have Thine own way! Thou art the potter, I am the clay."  Read More
The Necessity of Mutual Love at the Lord’s Table
by Drew Buell on November 12th, 2019
"We cannot love Christ without loving him in the brethren."  Read More