Reading with the Pastor Proverbs 2; Psalm 63 and Hebrews 11 Reading Proverbs 2 today with the echo of yesterday’s chapter 1 and a glance across the page at chapters 3 and 4, I am struck by the concern Solomon displays for his son’s growth in wisdom and discernment. 1:8 “Hear, my son … More What Does a Thirsty Soul Want?
This: “. . . in Hebrews 11 we find the saints of the Old Testament commended again and again because their obedience was motivated by faith. ‘By faith’ Abraham ‘obeyed’ (11:8); ‘by faith’ Noah ‘prepared an ark’ (11:7); ‘by faith’ Moses ‘left Egypt’ (11:27); ‘by faith’ others ‘performed; acts of rightousness’ (11:33). But we find … More Gratitude is Great but . . .
Some years ago, in a community I was serving there was a rash of suicides. Situations like that always send pastors to the word of God for appropriate words to deal with the aftermath left behind for the families of those who have lost or nearly lost, a loved one. It was during that season … More Suicide and the Bible
Wednesday is for Prayer When the things that we pray for are dominated by financial need and the restoration of health, whether ours or a family members, when the things for which we thank God are filled with the answers to such prayers and the joy we have in those answers, we are not participating in the … More Our Prayers are Weak, Selfish, and Powerless
Wednesday is for Prayer When the things that we pray for are dominated by financial need and the restoration of health, whether ours or a family members, when the things for which we thank God are filled with the answers to such prayers and the joy we have in those answers, we are not participating in … More Have you heard what your prayers are saying about the status of your soul lately?
Continued from Yesterday “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (part 4) Today: The effect of a sojourners lifestyle on settlers This disquiets the settler. He or she believes in Christ but still looks for fulfillment and joy in things, and experiences, and accomplishments, rather than in Christ himself—in the … More The Difference a Sojourner’s Lifestyle Makes to Settlers
Continued from Monday (What is a Christian? How should he view himself and his mission? Part 1) “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (Part 2) A settler, like a sojourner, is a person who is on a journey. My image, as a white-middle class 49 years old,* who grew … More The Difference Between a Sojourner and a Settler
Monday Discussion How do you think about yourself and your life as a Christian? Who are you in Christ? What is a biblical way of thinking about the answer to those questions that can transform your spiritual life? What is the self identity of the Christian? How is the believer to view himself in his … More What is a Christian? How Should He View Himself and His Mission?
Wednesday is for Prayer “By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was … More Choosing Christ over the Treasures of America