All this week I am posting a brief series in three movements: A morning praise to greet the day A mid-day praise to remind our hearts of our God’s greatness An evening praise to finish off the day Most of these will be infused with the language of the psalms based on a 30 day … More A Sabbath Week of Praise — Tuesday
Praise Him in the Morning Remind your heart this morning with these words from Psalm 98 that your God is worthy of praise with every breath you take today. 1 Oh sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. … More A Sabbath Week of Praise — Monday
A Morning Call to Worship “Let us give thanks to the LORD with our whole heart. Let us recount all of the wonderful deeds of God. Let us remind our souls of how beautiful are His works. Let us exalt Him; let us lift Him high. Let us sing the praise of His name, so … More Evil Responses to Evil Action are Not Transformed into Righteousness.
Sanctifying the Day A Morning Call to Worship “Our God is the God who formed the inward parts, those parts that doctors study for a lifetime, he designed and shaped and knitted together all of them, while we resided in our mother’s wombs. Nothing in our frame was hidden from Him when He was shaping … More Start, Walk and Finish the Day with Him
Sanctifying the Day — Living Under the Lordship of the King “Sanctifying the Day“ is a continuing series designed to help me live passionately for and like Jesus. They are written for me, but my hope is that they might be helpful to others. A Call to Worship on Mother’s Day “O come let us … More Christ is Our Champion and King
“If our churches don’t pray, and if people don’t have an appetite for God, what does it matter how many are attending the services? How would that impress God? Can you imagine the angels saying, ‘Oh, your pews! We can’t believe how beautiful they are! Up here in heaven, we’ve been talking about them for … More Sunday Afternoon Musings
This story goes back about 20 years. “Who is ‘untouchable’ in your ministry—who wouldn’t you give away?” I was speaking at a conference for church planters. Our church had planted 7 churches in its first nine years and the conferees were eager to find out how. The question came … More Who is Untouchable in Your Ministry?
Reading with the Pastor James 1 and Psalm 52-53 Most scholars think that the letter of James and the letter to the Galatians are among the earliest letters of the New Testament. My vote is for James. Either way, when we read these 5 short chapters we are looking at the early church in its infancy. … More The Silent Beauty of Reading
Reading with the Pastor Matthew 20 and Psalm 24 I was once asked why I read the psalms so much. [Side Note: My Bibles are all marked up into different divisions so I can read through the entire book of Psalms in a month or the 119th chapter in either a month or a week. It … More How We Learn to Pray
In 40 years of ministry, I had never spoken on psalm 103. Glad to have finally had the opportunity. Here’s the audio link to yesterday’s message in South Carolina. Loved our time with the family of God at Manchester Creek. The text is Psalm 103. David commands his soul to bless the Lord. That’s what … More What Does It Mean to Bless the Lord?