Looking around at the people surrounding me singing and swaying to the worship music, I felt like a complete failure. I felt that I must be missing something because I didnâ€™t feel what they seemed to feel as people closed their eyes and raised their hands. I expected that they felt some great surge of energy or force that you are supposed to experience when you si...Keep Reading
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In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus teaches his disciples to pray, "lead us not into temptation" and near the end of his life, Jesus calls them to "pray that you may not enter into temptation." This should lead believers today to ask what temptation is, and how God uses prayer to combat it....
We live in a #mefirst culture. But lest we think the disciples who spent time with Jesus were any different, we see how on the last night of Jesus’s life with them before the cross, they begin to argue among themselves who is the greatest. Jesus takes the time to show them who is truly great, and what true greatness is....
In Luke 12:22, Jesus is reminding us of our value to him, so much more than other things of creation. He provides for those other things, so why are we anxious about those things that we can’t ultimately control? Jesus concludes Luke 12 with the call, “Seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.” What does it mean to seek his kingdom? ...
We should spend ourselves, no matter how many years we have left, waiting purposefully for Jesus return by working for his glory. Luke 9-19 points to a number of ways we can do this. Today, we will focus on how as we wait, we should be about the business of being good stewards of what he has entrusted to us....
We should spend ourselves, no matter how many years we have left, waiting purposefully for Jesus return by working for his glory. Luke 9-19 points to a number of ways we can do this. Today, we will focus on how as we wait, we should be about the business of showing mercy toward those in need. ...
Love has a limit, at least that is, if you are the NECCO candy company. Each year they make 8 billion of the small,chalky candy hearts to be sold on Valentineâ€™s day. Each message of love can only contain a two line, 8 character message of affection for your sweetie. Over the years the messages and length have undergone quite a changeâ€”consider the piece of...Keep Reading
Doug O'Donnell defines the fear of the Lord in his new book, "The Beginning and End of Wisdom." ...Keep Reading
Fifteen ways for someone heading off to college to remember about glorifying God in your studies....Keep Reading
So you went on a short term mission trip this summer and you are getting ready to come home (or you just returned home). Here are ten things to remember about the gospel, missions and humility as you process through your trip....Keep Reading
Why is it important to know that we are made in the image of God? The incarnation hangs on it....Keep Reading
This Sunday we will be focusing on parables about the Kingdom of God from Mark 4:21-34. Here is a great quote about the kingdom of God from John Frame....Keep Reading
A great quote by Tim Keller about how the gospel undermines both swaggering and sniveling. ...Keep Reading
The quote from James Edwards about Jesus functionally trading places with the leper by cleansing him. What a great quote!...Keep Reading
Ben Stevens writes in an article posted at The Gospel Coalition how we, in order to love our neighbors, must get to know them first. He also gives some very practical advice on how to get to know your neighbors. He ends with this: "You cannot love your neighbors if you donâ€™t know them. Get it on the calendar and have fun." How true! ...Keep Reading