This verse struck a chord in my heart, and put into words the longing I have been feeling.
The following is taken from the message I gave on Easter morning this year. A small group from our church went to the top of a local hill that looks over our city for a time of worship and prayer over our city. Good morning! We are gathered here, on top of Arrowhead to commemorate [...]
Just like that, my mind started a runaway journey, everything was not alright anymore, the world had stopped playing by my script.
One week into the 2018, and I am reminded in conversations everywhere of New Year's resolutions. It seems like wherever you go people are wondering what your resolution was, or how it is going. I no longer make resolutions, and you can read about my day to day approach in “Who are You Following?”. However, [...]
If you stop and read the whole passage, Joshua 14:6-12, you can hear in your mind's ear the ringing voice of the warrior. This man of God who was faithful his whole life, and at 85 years old, as the old man of the congregation of Israel - he wanted the giants!
It was spiritual evil that led every person who has committed mass violence whether it was with a gun, or a pressure cooker filled with shrapnel, or a plane flying into a building. So what is our response in the face of evil?
There are two ways to choose here, and we see this choice presented all through the Scripture. We can choose to stand on the Word of God, even if we stand alone, or we can choose to compromise and believe to some degree the lies of the devil.
Yet in the midst of all this, I have had some thoughts ringing like dissonant notes in a symphony.
The following is taken from my notes and the discussion at our second session of "Campfire Theology - for men". This has been a new fellowship opportunity where men get together for a cookout, some acoustic praise music, and studying God's Word together. Session 1 was looking at the rebuke brought by the prophet Malachi [...]