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Christian Parenting Resources

Ephesians 6:4 says, “Fathers, bring up your children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” My wife and I’s highest aspiration for our four children is that they will come to genuinely know, love, and serve Jesus. How do we point our children to Jesus?  We teach them the Bible at home, because we…

Christian History Made Easy

Here is the church history book that I have been searching for. I am very grateful for the opportunity to have studied church history in Bible college and seminary. Through my limited knowledge of church history: 1) My faith in God is strengthened. Throughout good times and bad, God has always been at work, building…

Your Youth Pastor’s Take on Heaven Is For Real

A few years ago I had a lot of students asking about the book Heaven Is For Real. With the upcoming theatrical release I thought it might be good for LBC members to have a few resources to guide our thinking and to pass on to others. Here are some thoughts I shared with our…

He Lives What I Teach

“He lives what I teach,” said John Nelson Darby of his friend Robert Chapman. I just finished reading Robert Chapman, a biography by Robert L. Peterson. I did not know much about Robert Chapman (1803-1902) before reading this biography, but I have read biographies about George Muller, J. Hudson Taylor, and C. H. Spurgeon, and…

Is It Really Jesus Calling?

The #1 bestselling Christian book in both 2012 and 2013 was Sarah Young’s devotional Jesus Calling, and many people around me are talking about it. Some of my dear Christian friends have found her book wonderfully encouraging, while others have described it as “very dangerous.” These contradictory reports prompted me to read and review the…

Strange Fire

Strange Fire by John MacArthur is an unapologetic critique of the Charismatic Movement. MacArthur wrote a similar book, Charismatic Chaos, back in the early 90’s, but the movement has vastly grown in influence and acceptance since then, and called for a more contemporary response. I am thrilled that MacArthur has written this book, and pray…

Scripture Memory Apps

For most of my Christian life, I’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship with Scripture memory. Now, don’t get me wrong, I have long believed Scripture memory to be important.  I love the Word of God.  I know that what Proverbs 22:18 about God’s words is true:  “For it will be pleasant if you keep them…

Welcome To Our New Site

Welcome to Le Mars Bible Church’s new website! One of the new features of this website that most excites me is this Pastor’s Blog. Pastors Fred Gums, Mike Hulinsky, and I are expository preachers, so the inspired Word of God determines our topic each week. Only rarely do we go off script and simply share…