Posts By: Grant Gaines

The Great Commission

Why do so many Christians fail to make time to make disciples? There are three verses in Matthew 28 that reveal why discipleship is so scarce among Christians. In Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus says, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me, Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them… Read more »

Either Or

There used to be a 7-hour drive separating me from going back home to visit my family. However, by the grace of God and the low costs of a free market economy, a cheap, 2-hour flight is all that stands in my way of visiting home. However, while this plane is monetarily cheap to fly… Read more »


For a good chunk of the 20thand 21stcenturies a humble man from North Carolina named Billy Graham was considered “America’s Pastor”. Why was he given such a prestigious nickname? I think the facts speak for themselves[1]: 2 billion – estimated number of people who heard him preach. 215 million – estimated number of people he… Read more »

Young Men: What Does the Lord Require

We live in a day and age of uncertainty. “What’s going to happen to the economy?” “Am I working at the right job?” “How is the chaos in the Middle East going to play out?” “Am I dating the right guy/girl?” The questions go on and on creating a fog of confusion and doubt for… Read more »


The list of The Seven Deadly Sins has existed for centuries and is used to teach people the reality of fallen humanity’s nature to sin. Although the list is not directly taken from Scripture, the Bible has much to say about the danger and power of each of these sins in our lives. These are… Read more »


Discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness In this video Grant Gaines talks about the cost and reward of doing things today that you will be thankful for tomorrow. Grant Gaines is the Dean of Men at the Kanakuk Institute.

Psalm 23

Today we are looking at one of the most popular passages in Scripture in Psalm 23. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.     He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.     He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness     for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,… Read more »

I AM the True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:1-2 Why did Jesus say I am the True Vine? It is kind of like if… Read more »

Chum the Waters

Do you know what is inarguably the worst job to ever be invented? Being a shark scientist. Sure getting to hang out at a beach all day and wearing flip flops as your uniform would be a cool job perk, but no amount of payment or benefits could make the “pros” of the job outweigh… Read more »

Scripture Memory

Our brains are like sponges that soak up everything the world throws at us. Every song we listen to, TV show we watch, and conversation we participate in throughout a day all have a part in making up the foundation of our brains. What we let our brains dwell on defines who we are. With… Read more »