Sunday Musings Today we begin a new challenge for the church to read through the New Testament and selected portions of the Old Testament in 2018. This is so important. It is important because . . . the law of the Lord is perfect (Psalm 19:7) there is a famine for the word of God … More Why Reading the Bible in 2018 is So Important
If you have been reading with the rest of the church since May, you have now read Matthew, Mark, Luke, James, 1 and 2 Peter and 107 psalms. Congratulations. And I hope it has been a big step forward for many of you as you have learned to carve out the time to read the … More “Reading is Just the Beginning”
Sunday Afternoon Musings Ephesians 3:20–21 (ESV) 20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Most Christians live so far … More Living Below the Spiritual Poverty Level
Reading with the Pastor Matthew 11 and Psalm 17 By now many of you have missed a day or two and may have gotten discouraged a time or three that your time in God’s word is not producing as great a “dividend” in your life as you had hoped. You may have struggled to catch back … More Keep on Keeping On
Day 4 “Reading with the Pastor” Matthew 4 and Psalm 7 One year, verses 3-5 of Psalm 7 grabbed my spirit and would not let go. David told God that if there was anything in his heart, anything in his actions that was worthy of the persecution he was experiencing, then let him (his … More When the Spirit Grabs Your Heart
Today’s Readings AM Matthew 3 and PM Psalm 5 & 6 For those of you joining us on the journey of reading through the New Testament by the end of the year and the book of Psalms twice, here’s a pattern for how to organize your devotional time and record what you … More Need a New Pattern for Your Daily Devotions?
This month our church is starting on an adventure of reading through the New Testament and the book of Psalms (twice) before the end of 2017. We are calling it, “Reading with the Pastor” and it is part of a larger plan related to our philosophy of ministry and discipleship and our desire to live … More Reading Through the New Testament
I ran across this video by Skye Jethani and had to pass it along. In the years since I came to Christ in January of 1974 one of the major changes in my life is simply this–I read my Bible. One of the first things that occurred in my life after my conversion was that … More Why Christians Don’t Read Their Bible
Journaling with God I don’t know if this is original to Ann Voskamp but that is where I first ran across this suggested outline for journaling your devotional time. Thanks Ann. (That’s Ann on the right.) It has proven helpful and simple and I want to recommend it here as an aid to hearing the … More Need a New Pattern for Your Daily Devotions?
Weekend Links Extremely busy week as we prepare for Holy Week and also made a trip to Bolingbrook to run in the New Song Christian Health Center (dba Bolingbrook Christian Health Center) 5k which underwrites much of the budget for the clinic. This ministry is now about 12 years old and serves between 700-800 patients … More Helping You to be in the World, Not Out of the World