Christmas is a great time to renew our pattern and fervor for prayer. Here’s a link to help do both. Broken by the Need for Prayer
As the verdict comes down, a prayer of lament and longing for healing and salvation modeled on Psalm 80. An offering for the Poetry Project.
I’ve seen this clip before. But it is always worth another listen. Scholar D.A. Carson speaks of the ground of our faith with an encouraging illustration that takes us back to the Passover and forward to the Christmas, and Good Friday and Easter. This may be one of the best 3 minutes and 28 seconds … More The Ground of Our Assurance
Friday Musings 29 This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let . . . those who buy as though they had no goods, 31 and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. (1 … More Thinking Hard about an Obscure Text
Read Psalm 63 1 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. Thirst I was cutting the lawnand trimming the bushesand edging the drivewayand pulling … More What Does It Mean to Thirst for God?
I call all of this “preparing the soil to receive the seed of the gospel.” The picture and first paragraph are the metaphor for the idea. Fill the bed with a rich, light soil mix. A general all-purpose recipe includes 1 part perlite and 2 parts each of topsoil, peat moss, and compost. Mix it … More Preparing the Neighborhood Soil for Christmas