What Saves Me?
by Drew Buell on April 12th, 2021
Remember, therefore, it is not thy hold of Christ that saves thee - it is Christ; it is not thy joy in Christ that saves thee - it is Christ; it is not even faith in Christ, though that be the instrument - it is Christ’s blood and merits; therefore, look not so much to thy hand with which thou art grasping Christ, as to Christ; look not to thy hope, but to Jesus, the author and finisher of thy fai...
What's the Problem?
by Drew Buell on April 7th, 2021
"The central problem of our age is not liberalism or modernism, nor the old Roman Catholicism or the new Roman Catholicism, nor the threat of communism, nor even the threat of rationalism and the monolithic consensus which surrounds us. All these are dangerous but not the primary threat. The real problem is this: the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, individually or corporately, tending to do the L...
COVID - The World's Latest Excuse for Persecution
by Drew Buell on February 18th, 2021
I think we all knew this was coming, but it is nonetheless shocking to see it happen.A friend of mine, James Coates, who went through the D. Min. program with me and is a pastor in Canada, has been arrested by the Canadian Government for holding church services.Here is an update from James' wife:James has been in isolation in a cell block since yesterday morning. His hearing didn't go very well. T...
Don't Overlook the Gift Giver
by Drew Buell on February 10th, 2021
Let us therefore remember, whenever each of us contemplates his own nature, that there is one God who so governs all natures that he would have us look unto him, direct our faith to him, and worship and call upon him. For nothing is more preposterous than to enjoy the very remarkable gifts that attest the divine nature within us, yet to overlook the Author who gives them to us at our asking.~John ...
7 Principles to Consider in Relation to the COVID Vaccine
by Drew Buell on February 3rd, 2021
Al Mohler has recently written a very helpful article about Vaccines and the Christian Worldview. In the article he lists seven issues that Christians should consider as they think through the morality of the new COVID vaccine.Mohler writes:This is an absolutely historic and crucial moment. This pandemic has wrought untold destruction—and we are, I pray, in the final months of this contagion’s dea...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Content with the Time
by Drew Buell on November 27th, 2019
"One of my favorite scenes is in the home of Bob Crachit..."
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