I had lunch with an old friend from college today who was holding on to a broken-hearted joy. For many years, two of his children have been wandering in far countries, like prodigals aiming at pig styes. Two children who had left the fold and with it, despite all of my friend and his wife’s … More Holding on to Broken-hearted Joy
Sanctifying the Day — Serving Our Community Only God has clean hands. Only He can cleanse us. And He delights to do so when we call out to Him. A Call to Worship — . Only God has clean hands. Only He can cleanse us. And He delights to do so when we call out … More Cleansing Requires Clean Hands
Reading with the Pastor (on Memorial Day) Matthew 5-7 and Psalm 34 Matthew’s gospel emphasized Jesus’ teaching. We have finished Matthew and on Thursday will start into Mark. Here’s a little bit of a look forward of what we are going to find. Mark puts emphasis on Jesus’ works and authority. Jesus is always moving. The … More Discovering Jesus
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.
Wednesday is for Exalting Christ I have preached this truth for almost 30 years. Of course there are others, like John Piper who says it better than I can. Jesus is glorious. Jesus is good. Jesus is sovereign. Jesus can always be trusted. Jesus is the treasure in the field. Nothing is more valuable than … More God is Most Glorified When I Am Most Satisfied in Him
“You see,” Dr. Iverson said, “If you are broken, you don’t have to ask to be used. God delights to use broken people. That’s the only way to be filled and it’s the only way to become useable.” (For more see …) via Spirit of the Living God, Break Me in Pieces.
Tuesday Musings: Brokenness vs Usefulness We called him “Wild Bill.” Closer to sixty than forty, Dr. Bill Iverson was not your typical seminary professor. A gifted evangelist and an original thinker, Bill was always challenging either what you thought or what you did as a Christian. Bill impacted my life in many ways but the story … More Spirit of the Living God, Break Me in Pieces