A Morning Praise of the King of King “Our Jewish friends will rest this day in praise of You for creation and Your command to cease from work. And many of us who have believed in their blessing— the Promised One, the Messiah, will rest in the grace that has been given to Gentiles. And … More A Sabbath Week of Praise — Saturday
Reading with the Pastor Joshua 11, Revelation 15, and Psalm 103 Read Psalm 103 15 As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; 16 for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and … More “My Green and Grassy Days”
Friday is for Heart Songs Reading with the Pastor Luke 21 and Psalm 103 (Click on the sound file to the right of this post just above the search box.) Today’s reading is 38 verses in Luke but it is the first four verses that have captured me. See if they don’t do the same for … More The Widow’s Large Gift
In 40 years of ministry, I had never spoken on psalm 103. Glad to have finally had the opportunity. Here’s the audio link to yesterday’s message in South Carolina. Loved our time with the family of God at Manchester Creek. The text is Psalm 103. David commands his soul to bless the Lord. That’s what … More What Does It Mean to Bless the Lord?
Part of “The Poetry Project“ Read Psalm 103 “Bless the LORD, o my soul,And all that is within me, bless His holy name.” (vs. 1) You Wouldn’t Fit There Now You wouldn’t fit there nowBut when you were smallSo small you fit in a dark and secret placeSo small you hid from us and … More You Wouldn’t Fit There Now
Wednesday before Christmas Immanuel, God with us. (Matthew 1:23) God is with us. The creator of all that is seen and unseen is with us. God, YHWH, took on human flesh and walked among us. He was covered with the downy flesh of a baby and placed in the rude bed of an animal’s feeding … More Immanuel, God with Us! Can it Really Be True?
Monday Discussion How many servants of God have I met in my 38 years as a Christian who are paralyzed by past mistakes? Too many to count. But we are a people who are “in Christ”, we stand forgiven, our lives have been redeemed, our Lord has promised to restore the years that the locust … More Rut, Rot or Personal Revival?
Wednesday is for Prayer Is it not overwhelming to contemplate that our God has worn a body? He knows our frame (Psalm 103:14). He knows the heartache of loss, the panting need of thirst, the pangs of hunger that an empty stomach send out. I have little doubt that he experienced the illnesses that his … More The Savior has Worn a Body
“He Doesn’t Deal with Us According to Our Sins” Psalm 103:10-12 10 “He has not dealt with us . according to our sins, Nor rewarded us . according to our iniquities. 11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth, . So … More The Extravagance of Grace