November 11, 2018
Proverbs 20:29 says: “The glory of young men is their [physical] strength, and the honor of aged men is their gray head [representing wisdom and experience].” (AMP) Ideally every church should have a healthy balance of both young and old…
October 28, 2018
What are you doing in the name of the Lord that honors Him? Glorifies Him? Are you driven by consumption or production? As a believer are you merely taking in and filling up or are you spilling over, going forth, serving, helping, giving, doing?
September 4, 2016
How can we fervently endeavor to stay on mission, always on the go, always pressing on and pressing into God without becoming frantic on the one hand or complacent on the other?
April 10, 2016
Romans 12:9a says: “Let love be genuine…” The verses that follow support Paul’s exhortation. For God’s church in our day, how should we live out our deep devotion to the Lord when His chief expectation for us is to love one another?
January 17, 2016
Jesus certainly has entrusted much to us in terms of talents, gifts, and graces, skills and abilities, time and opportunities. Are we truly engaging in His business? There’s a deepening concern with the church’s diminishing sense of urgency while sinking ever more into a malaise of complacency.
December 27, 2015
For many in our “This-is-all-there-is” culture, the driving goal is living life to the fullest and this is often steeped in unreserved selfishness and hedonistic pursuits. But for believers with eternal hope, life now means knowing, loving, and serving the Lord selflessly.
November 1, 2015
Paul never shrank back, never backed down, never watered down the wine, and tenaciously kept the Gospel central in every sermon and letter. We have much to embrace from his legacy.
December 14, 2014
Many of us can remember a time when we failed miserably at something. We may also remember someone who stooped down, entered our mess, just to lift us up out of it. The Incarnation, God the Son takes on human flesh, is all that, and then some, and then a whole lot more.
December 7, 2014
Just as love compelled Jesus to leave the glories of heaven to come for us, His love at work in us and through us will likewise compel us to leave what’s comfortable in order to bestow comfort upon those in need. Or at least love should have that compelling effect…
November 30, 2014
Many scholars and believers regard the incarnation–God becoming a man–as the greatest miracle of them all. As we contemplate the notion of Emmanuel–God with us in the person of Jesus, it behooves us to consider how the incarnation has implications for us.