Exalt The Cross In The Gathering Darkness

The cross is not simply part of our message to the world, but rightly understood it is the whole of it. Be faithful in your calling. Shine as a light in the world. Do not let compromise eclipse courage. It is better to fail in a cause that will ultimately succeed, than to succeed in […]

If You Knew Jesus Was Returning Tomorrow, What Would You Do Differently Today? /1

We interrupt our reverie on prayer to pose this question: If you knew Jesus was returning tomorrow,* what would you do differently today? We will return to the theme of prayer soon enough. But over the next few days we are going to explore the worldview framework for answering this question about Jesus’s imminent return. […]

God Of The Promise

God of waters.God of the sky.God in the morning.God in the night.God of the desert.God of the rain.God in the busy.God in the mundane.God of the mountain.God of the plains.God in the laughter.God in the pain.He’s God of the promise.What He says remains true.He does what He’s promised for me and for you. #butGod

The Word Of God

God will never speak to us and tell us to do something that’s contrary to His Word. But, unless we know Scripture, we won’t be able to discern whether or not what we hear is consistent with His Word. We know the will of God when we read and pray the Word of God. @LysaTerKeurst […]

There Will Be A Test Later

Questions God won’t ask: Were you a Calvinist? An Arminian? A Catholic? Orthodox? Evangelical?” Were you a vegetarian? Was your favorite music opera, rap, or rock and roll? Did you live in a fancy house? The one question that is certain to be on the test: “What did you do with my Son, Jesus The […]

Spiritual Formation /3

A popular children’s nursery rhyme goes “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage.” We won’t get into the theological and historical truth and implications of the rhyme. That is not the story here. Our Sanctification is. First comes acceptance of Jesus Christ as your Savior (being born again), […]

On God And Government

The God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?   Thomas Jefferson  [Paraphrased]

Here Is The Thing

The solution cannot come from Washington. Washington is the polestar of the problem. Nor will the solution come from state or local government. Likewise it will not come from defunded police or no police. The solution starts in your own heart. In your family and community. In your church. The solution will come from following […]

A Prayer

We are made in the image of our creator. Among other things, we are made for joy. Reflect for a moment on the things that bring you joy. I believe one of the things that brings joy to God is when his children pray His words back to Him. Try it now and see if […]