You may have heard me say it a lot – worship is not only just singing. In fact, singing is a very small percent of worship – we worship with our entire being and person. We are all created to be worshipers, therefore we all worship something – so what is it? God created the […]Read More A Worship Problem
One of the biggest things that biblical counselors try to do by God’s grace is impart hope. Not of ourselves, but hope in a person – Jesus Christ. I will frequently ask people “How is your hope-o-meter?” Yes, it’s kind of a silly question, but it’s a way to gauge how hopeful they are. Usually, […]Read More Hope-o-meter
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…
A few years back a co-worker looked at me and said “Are you always like this?”, “Like what” I replied. “HAPPY”, she said. Now, don’t go getting the wrong idea, I have my “challenging” days, but I guess most of the time I’m pretty “up” – but it always struck me that someone noticed that. […]Read More What are you so happy about?
Hey all you chrono-readers! Chin up! I know we are in Leviticus and I know it is pages upon pages of detailed (sometimes kinda gross) laws…but don’t get bogged down! All of scripture is written to point to Jesus (Luke 24:27). The sacrifices and all the laws are made to be a shadow of the […]Read More Don’t Get Bogged in Leviticus
I came across this amazing list of commands from the Apostle Paul in Romans 12:9-20 today…seemed like a good exercise to list them out. My Bible has a heading that says “Marks of the True Christian.” I need work on some of these, how about you? Let love be genuine Abhor what is evil Hold […]Read More Marks of the true Christian
Is basically what Paul is saying…I never got that until today… That became readily apparent as I came upon the chapter “Paul and the Service of the Gospel” in David Peterson’s book “Engaging with God, a Biblical Theology of Worship.” The author translates Rom 12:1-2 as: Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s […]Read More Romans 12:1-2…Let’s be rational about this…
I gotta admit it, most of the time I’m a quick fix, “bottom line” kinda guy. I want to cut to the chase. I want things fixed NOW! Even in my own spiritual maturity, I just want to be fully sanctified already…knowing what to do in each situation, conducting myself with perfect poise and grace, […]Read More Am I Done Yet? How about now. Now?