I’m culling my library down and giving a lot of books away, selling others and stockpiling books to share and gift to others who might be blessed by them as much as I have. Along the way, I am rereading some classics one of which is this one by John Piper. “If we don’t feel … More Is Your Soul Stuffed with Small Things?
The essential ingredient to what? Discipleship of course. The opening paragraphs of Bonhoeffer’s Life Together “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!” (Ps. 133:1) In the following we shall consider a number of directions and precepts that the Scriptures provide us for our life together under the … More Community – the Essential Ingredient
Christmas is a great time to renew our pattern and fervor for prayer. Here’s a link to help do both. Broken by the Need for Prayer
Insulation in your house is a good thing. Insulation on your heart is not. But most of us create multiple layers of insulation in our lives that keep us from fully knowing and experiencing the love of Christ to the fullest extent. The Gospel is free but the Christian life is not easy. Teachers, pastors, … More Insulating Ourselves from Jesus and His Teaching
The king was evil and powerful. He knew what he wanted and was willing to do anything to get it. He was a fist-in-the face-of-God leader and was willing to pay for the answers he wanted. Four hundred of his lackeys were flattering his ego. And one lone prophet of Judah stood up to him … More For the Love of Christ, Give Us Preachers Like This!
After the nation watches a man die, . . . the call for a nation to repent. A Mid-Day Prayer for Revival (from the summer of 2020) “Lord, today has been a day of wicked responsesto wicked acts by men with power in Minneapolis.There are some among us who delight in chaos,who use wickedness as … More When a Prayer from 2020 Breaks Your Heart Again
A Morning Call to Worship for the 24th Day of the Month You will face a dozen things today that you had no clue about when the morning sun beckoned you to open your eyes. And in the rush to “get on with it” you may loss sight of Him. There is a shower to … More Whether We See It in the Moment Or Not
“Lord Jesus, we can do nothing without You.We are so satiated with our comforts, and toys and games, and achievements, and power.We fail to take up our cross, we fail to speak, we fail to live with a zeal and passion for You and Your … More A Mid-day Prayer of Confession
So much of this blog has been about prayer. There are more articles on prayer and revival and repentance over the last 11 years than any other topic. And it is to stories like the link below to which every one of those posts were aimed. Please, please click on the link below and read … More Prayer, Repentance, Prayer, Revival
On Sunday, five days before Friday, the shouts were loud. “Hosanna to the son of DavidHosanna, Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord,Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father DavidHosanna, peace in heaven and glory in the highest.” cf. Matt. 21:4-9; Mark 11:7-11; Luke 19:35-38; John 12:12-15 Hope, … More Friday, Turning Hope to Sorrow