As if verses 28-30 weren’t already one of the most precious and comforting promises we can cling to as believers, Paul keeps piling on the goodness of our Heavenly Father in verses 31-32.Read more "Everything"
We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28 (CSB) I love that verse. It was my grandpa’s favorite verse. He had a wooden plaque with that verse etched in it. That plaque now hangs in my office, and […]Read more "Conforming Glory"
I’m talking about the trials, the pain, and the unknown that we experience in life. Events or seasons that leave us wondering and fearful of what’s lurking in the dark shadows that seem to choke the path in front of us as we try to walk in faithfulness to God. Why would God’s path of righteousness ever travel through valleys like those? Why wouldn’t he keep that path running on high ground?Read more "Righteousness in the Dark"
This week marks 8 years that I have been on staff full time as a pastor at Crosspoint. As I reflect back over those 8 years, it feels simultaneously like a lifetime has passed and like I’m just getting started. Over those years, God has used his Spirit and his Word applied through many, many […]Read more "Eight Years In"
Have you ever felt inadequate as a follower of Christ? Maybe you couldn’t find the right words to say to comfort a grieving friend. Maybe you didn’t know how pray for something or someone. Maybe you had a hard time trusting God to provide for you and your family. Maybe you couldn’t resist a temptation. […]Read more "You Have Been Filled"
So, last Fall, my key to our van went missing. We still have the other key, but this one just up and vanished, like that sock that somehow manages to work its way out of a load of laundry somewhere between the washer and the dryer, never to be found again. Up to this point […]Read more "Key Prayer"
So, you’ve prepared to gather together with the Body of Christ on Sunday morning. You’ve spent time in the passage that will be preached on. You’ve spent time in prayer. You’ve prioritized the Sunday gathering in your schedule. And now it’s Sunday morning. Now what? Now that you’re gathered together with other believers, how should you approach that time together?Read more "Approaching Sundays: During"
He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. In him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sin. – Colossians 1:13-14 (CSB) Wow! What wonderful gospel words! Words that are true! Words that help us know the God who has saved us! Words that […]Read more "Wow!"
I have a lot of unfinished things in my life. Things I’ve started on but haven’t completed. Or things that need attention that I haven’t gotten around to doing just yet. I have a plethora (I’ve always wanted to use that word in a blog post) of house projects to complete. I have a guitar […]Read more "Unfinished"
Deuteronomy 6:4–9 (NIV84) 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. […]Read more "Disciplemaking Resources"