Author Archives: revcort

About revcort

I am a Youth and Worship pastor at First Baptist Church in Herrin, IL. I don't love my Lord nearly enough. I don't hate sin nearly enough. Without Him, I'm nothing. I'm far from a finished product, but God is working in me both to will and to act according to His good purpose.

The Necessity of Good Works

Originally posted on Revcort's Ramblings:
After the Protestant Reformation, there were 5 major tenets of faith  which emerged to help explain what the Reformers (Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Wycliffe, Tyndale, et al) were protesting about the Church of their day.…

Posted in Uncategorized

How was worship Sunday?

Originally posted on Revcort's Ramblings:
Please, pardon my title. It is an attempt to capture the shallow thinking of our time when it comes to weekly worship gatherings. “How was that sermon?” “Oh, it was great! Our pastor can…

Posted in Uncategorized

The Lost Doctrine of Suffering

Originally posted on Revcort's Ramblings:
When I read the Scriptures, I can’t help but notice a common theme throughout that seems to be lost in American Christianity today. The theme is “the necessity of suffering.” I might have also…

Posted in Uncategorized

God’s Sovereignty in Evangelism

Originally posted on Revcort's Ramblings:
I’ve been reading through J.I. Packer’s Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God and came across a section of the book that beautifully sums up what God has been working in me in recent years regarding our…

Posted in Uncategorized

In Need of Mercy

Originally posted on Revcort's Ramblings:
Then it happened that as Jesus was reclining at the table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were dining with Jesus and His disciples. When the Pharisees saw this,…

Posted in Uncategorized

Private Prayer

Originally posted on Revcort's Ramblings:
“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret…” Matthew 6:6 I’ve been thinking and meditating on this thought this week…

Posted in Uncategorized

Originally posted on Revcort's Ramblings:
Why Am I Protestant? All of the hype and excitement surrounding the election of a new Pope has me thinking about many things in regard to our faith. One of the things I’ve noticed…

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Originally posted on Revcort's Ramblings:
This post is a follow-up to a note I wrote yesterday. I felt like I left several questions hanging out there with no answers, so that is why I felt the need to write this…

Posted in Uncategorized

Originally posted on Revcort's Ramblings:
Our church recently started studying a book entitled “Multiply” by Francis Chan. In one of the opening videos of this study, David Platt (who wrote the forward for the book and sat in on…

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Originally posted on Revcort's Ramblings:
1 Timothy 1:3    As I urged you upon my departure for Macedonia, remain on at Ephesus so that you may instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines, Titus 1:9    holding fast the faithful…

Posted in Uncategorized

This World Will Leave You Empty

Yesterday I wrote an article that spoke of living as an exile in this world. So, I thought I’d follow that up with a related thought that God has been impressing upon me more and more as time passes. It … Continue reading

Posted in Indigenous Posts, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Your Struggle Is Worth It

Do you ever feel like you’re all alone pushing against the tsunami of a culture that is traveling a million miles per hour toward destruction? I feel that at times. I’m reminded of that video from the song from Switchfoot … Continue reading

Posted in Indigenous Posts, missions, the local church, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

OSAS and Biblical Assurance

I’ve just recently written an article regarding my reasons for not using the sinner’s prayer in salvation.

Posted in Indigenous Posts, theology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

5 Reasons I Don’t Use the Sinner’s Prayer

1. It assumes that if a man speaks certain words that it will move the hand of God.

Posted in Calvinism/Traditionalism, Indigenous Posts, the local church, theology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

Are You a Member of the Morality Police?

It seems there is a common problem that many Christians have these days that is neither helpful nor fulfilling the call of the Gospel. It is this desire that we have to correct everyone’s morality.

Posted in Indigenous Posts, theology, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments