If someone asked you to tell them in one word “What did Jesus come to do?” what would you say? Maybe “die on the cross” or “help people”? I want to read 1 verse from Luke 4:18 which may help answer this question. To set the scene a little, this is Jesus himself speaking publicly […]Read More What Did Jesus Come To Do?
God does not cause evil, sinful men do evil as an act of rebellion against their Creator. Yet, God is not helpless and unaware of the evil men do, he is sovereign over it…using it for the billions of reasons that we will never understand because we are not Him – yet we may catch […]Read More Remembering 9/11
Now that I have enabled Facebook I’m going to try to test posting to FacebookRead More Testing Facebook Connection
I found myself in a very familiar place this AM in Philippians 3:12-15 “Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one […]Read More Strengthen Your Heart With God’s Word
Great day of ministry capped off by a great word at SNAC about biblical choices. Ultimately we can either chose to please God or ourselves. We need to be suspicious of ourselves because of our tendency to sin. (See Prov 14:12) Prayer focuses us on the sinfulness of our hearts and asking God to change […]Read More Choices
As I was meeting with another fellow this morning for discipleship, prayer, fellowship and food (some of my very favorite things!) – something in a book we were going thru together really struck me. We have been working thru “Don’t Waste Your Life” by John Piper. He has a very helpful section to understand Romans […]Read More What is “more than a conqueror?”
I’m going to read thru the Bible again this year…pretty sure this is my 5th consecutive year and I have every intention on continuing. I’m also (somewhat publicly for the 6 people who will read this) going to try to move to blogging (somewhat) daily thoughts from it. Thanks to my mom for my sweet new ESV […]Read More New Year, New Bible, New Reading Plan – Same Truth!
In prepping for some upcoming premarital counseling that Melanie and I are doing this weekend, I have been focusing on the gospel. I know…you are shocked, it’s so unlike me. :-). But specifically, the power of God in the gospel of Jesus as designed to cut thru the fog of the worst of the worst […]Read More Fixing after Faith…
This was from 10.14.11 at the Vernon Care Group – working thru Philippians 4:10-13… I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of […]Read More Biblical Contentment
I’ll be honest, I’m not really sure where this post is going to go. There have been a bunch of things on my mind lately about worship after speaking with a couple last night and focusing on idolatry, I re-read Driscoll’s excellent chapter on Worship in his book “Doctrine – What Christians Should Believe.” Then…well…yeah…it […]Read More Culture and Worship (and Idolatry)