I love it when God ties a day together. Like a master weaver, he stitches and sows one story into another, one life into another, weaving questions and answers and sorrows and joys together in a way that only an omniscient and all powerful being could. This evening I picked up “TOZER ON THE HOLY … More You Don’t Have to Wait for the Rest of the Church to Awaken
Sunday Afternoon Musings A prayer for everyday of the rest of our lives.
J.I. Packer continues to be a hero of mine. I only met him once. I had 40 minutes alone with him one year when he came and spoke at my seminary. He needed a ride to the airport after chapel and I don’t think I ever raised my hand faster to volunteer for something. … More “Godliness is the True Humanness”
Sanctify the Night – Remembering Holiness and the Lord’s Coming “As evening presses in, ‘may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our. Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.’ May you … More He is Coming–Holiness Befits Him (and us)
Tuesday is for Thinking “Christ died for us so that we would not have to die for sin, not so that we would not have to die for others.” Let the Nations Be Glad, John Piper, 77. Christian, pour your life out in service of your neighbors. Don’t be afraid or shirk your responsibility to … More Living for Others
The American Church is losing the war. I’m not thinking of the cultural war, or the war against abortion, or the war against same-sex marriage, or the war being waged against the faith of our children, or the war for respect among the elites in the media. I’m thinking of a much more important war … More The American Church is Losing the War.
Tuesday Afternoon Musings When are we going to stop playing games? “Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of the God, . . .” —2 Peter 3:11 This week … More What Sort of People are We?
Reading with the Pastor Proverbs 29, Hebrews 7, and Psalm 59 and Psalm 25 Read Psalm 25 For your name’s sake, O Lord, . pardon my guilt, for it is great. (Psalm 25:11) An awareness of sin. When I am aware of my sin, when I know my sin is great, I … More Psalm 25 Reading with the Pastor
“This is the great business of life–to ‘put our mouths out of taste for those pleasures with which the tempter baits his hooks.’ I know of no other way to triumph over sin long-term than to gain a distaste for it because of a superior satisfaction in God.” John Piper, Desiring God, p. 12. … More Fighting Sin with a Great Joy
If you spend much time around as many churches as I do, you meet some truly great saints of God–men and women whose growth in grace inspires a longing for a deeper walk with Jesus in ways that jump start renewed zeal for holiness. At the church I planted in Bolingbrook, IL I met some … More Why are Christians So Immature?