"There is no mistake more terrible than to suppose that activity in Christian work can take the place of depth of Christian affections." There are a great many people that often fall into a trap of believing the purpose of the Christian life is to please God by doing much. At times I am one… Continue reading Why Are You Busy, Christian?
Six days ago my wife and I visited a church that had been repeatedly appearing in my dreams. That sounds coo-coo, but who cares. The church is Reformed, so that was reason enough. Today I thought I would share a few BRIEF (ha.. At least under 1,000 words, I promise) thoughts that have come to… Continue reading Four Lessons From Visiting A Local Church
Question: How do we get better at hearing what God is saying? Recently, I presented a poll to our small bible study group. The intent of this poll was to find out what kinds of questions were on the minds and hearts of those that frequent my home. Today I have decided to handle these… Continue reading Questions From Life Group, Part 1 of Many
For two years I've worked shifts in an acute rehab/nursing home. And for the last six months I have been engaged with a preaching ministry at a different nursing home a few towns west. Since I've begun preaching, I find myself often trying to put into words my thoughts as to why I feel such… Continue reading Do Not Forget The Wrinkly Saints
Jesus wept. Within this tiny text is one of the greatest revelations of God’s character in all of scriptures. At face value this text is simple enough to be held and enjoyed by the lowest class of society and yet in God’s wisdom it seems to be forever beyond the reach of some intellectual elites.… Continue reading Omnipotence and Tears, God Revealed in Mourning.
Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent. These are the words of Jesus to an early church. He continues on to say, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with… Continue reading Reproved and Disciplined, Be Zealous and Repent.