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 love thinking of Bible study as digging for treasure. When I do, it causes me to think through three things: proper tools, the act of digging, and reflecting on the value of the treasure I find. My hope is to give you a place to start when it comes to reading your Bible and how you can begin exposing yourself to God’s Word regularly.Read more "Treasuring the Word"
So you’ve gathered together on a Sunday. You’ve engaged in fellowship, serving, worship, and the Scriptures. You’ve been encouraged and taught from the Word, and now you’re headed out the door. Now what?Read more "Approaching Sundays: After"
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"
We should approach Sundays to gain all God has for us while giving away ourselves to complete worship along with our brothers and sisters. The reality is, many of us approach Sundays with a light hearted attitude summed up in one word, routine. Not routine in the good sense. Instead, we are routine in the sense of growing numb toward all God is doing through the Body of Christ gathering together for worship. As we seek to approach Sundays well, for the glory of God, I want to look at 3 ways we can engage greater on Sunday mornings.Read more "Approaching Sundays: Before"
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!"
As we seek to grow in our passion for praying, we can see ourselves in the mirror of God’s Word. It will expose in us where we are lacking and call us to rely on His Spirit as we grow in our desire to pray with passion.Read more "What’s Lacking in your Prayer?"