Revised and reposted because Bonhoeffer is always relevant and he points us to the importance of the word of God in achieving any lasting happiness. Happiness is not achieved by seeking it but by seeking that which is the source of all happiness–God Himself. For more see: “Seek God, Not Happiness”.
Sunday Musings Can’t imagine my mom without my Dad at her side. So glad they called out to Jesus. Love my brothers and sisters and all their spouses and kids. We seek to honor them and look forward to seeing them again. Thrilled by gospel hope. This mother’s day, I’m celebrating a believing mom.
What is offered by Christ is unlike anything we have experienced in this life. Forgiveness: The Word We Most Need to Hear.
Wednesday is for Prayer There are times when only a Christmas hymn will suffice for clarity and beauty of doctrine proclaimed with joy. Here’s a classic example. There are multiple verses and whole chapters that could be summoned for every line of this hymn. Remember and remind your soul to bask in the wonder of … More Incarnation: God Infleshed — It Doesn’t Get Any More Profound
Reading with the Pastor 1 Peter 3 and Psalm 64-65 Read Psalm 65 Suggested by a Reading of Psalm 65 Meditating on Psalm 65 (esp. vs. 4) In most places, the NASB and ESV translations are very similar, though the ESV is more readable. But in verse one of Psalm 65 there is a real difference that … More When Joy Wants to Explode
Thursday is for Discipleship I am preaching from Haggai this week and as I studied the book I became more convinced then ever that you and I cannot escape the discipline of God in any way that will contribute to our happiness. Lord, impress this on our souls so that your glory and our joy … More Escaping God’s Discipline (and Joy)
Sunday Afternoon Musings Psalm 34:18 (ESV) 18 The Lord is near to the brokenhearted . and saves the crushed in spirit. Priceless truth to hold on to the midst of a sometimes brokenhearted-joy.
Tuesday is for Thinking It was a Sabbath day like no other. Jesus and the Pharisees were about to go head to head over His healing ministry. High drama on a Sabbath. And compassion for a man in pain was the battlefield. And he said to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the … More Fury at Jesus
Weekend Links About to begin a very busy season of ministry and my blog posts might be fewer in number for a week or so. The links below are some of the most interesting things I read this week. Sometimes, I think that’s what I am, a professional reader. Enjoy. Better Engagement with Politics and … More Better Politics, Better Culture, Better Ministry, More Fun and the End of Abortion all in your next click
Friday is for Heart Songs “Joy” said C.S. Lewis, “is the serious business of Heaven.” —(Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, 93) “Lord, make my heart serious about joy. Make my heart desire the greatest joys knowing that the passionate pursuit of real joy, will always lead me to You.”