The Greatest Moment

“They will call him ‘Immanuel’-which means, ‘God with us.’” Matthew 1:23

Every year, I look forward to placing one special ornament on our Christmas tree. It is not a spectacular ornament and it is not one of which my children take much notice. It is an ornament that reminds me of the significance and awe of the season. It is a small miniature book made into an ornament by Max Lucado years ago. The cover reads, “The First Great Moment.” Continue reading >>

True Worship

What is real worship? What does this look like? If you were to ask 10 different people, you would likely get 10 different answers of varying degrees. Does worship only happen in church, with musical accompaniment? Is it a specific list of rituals you do exactly right? Let’s examine a specific incident from the life of Abraham that will shed light on what it means to live a life of worship. Continue reading >>

Student: Jacob Cook


Jacob first learned about Northeastern Baptist College from his friend, Joe, who was already a student: “My friend told me about NEBC, and I was interested. Continue reading >>

Religion vs. Relationship

When I was a pastor in North Carolina, people would often ask me questions about “religion.” They generally wanted to know why there were different religions and denominations and how one could possibly know who was right. Instead of getting into all the differences between denominations and institutions, I would offer people a perspective to help them see the difference between Christianity and man-made religions. Continue reading >>