Well dear friend, it is time for another blog. What should I write about when I'm not sure what to say? How about I direct you to four articles that I think might be helpful to you? "Help! I'm scared to pray in a group!" Paige Pippin shares some helpful advice at The Gospel Coalition … Continue reading Articles to Consider
Imagine being an Israelite around the time of Moses' death. You have heard of how God did amazing things through Moses. The plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, the giving of the law, water from a rock (twice!), manna from heaven. It's hard to remember all God did through him. But now he's dead. … Continue reading A Subtle Message from Joshua for Times of Transition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZT8V_DZxws Above is the song we will be learning together in September. Below are a few thoughts about why I chose this song followed by the lyrics. Why This Song The weariness of the world threatens to steal our joy and burden us to the point of breaking us. This is not God's will for … Continue reading New Song for Worship: “Come to Jesus (Rest in Him)”
Father in heaven, may your name be revered above every name in this next hour as we remember one of your dear saints, Diane. May your kingdom come and your will be done through every word spoken, memory revisited, and tear shed. We thank you, Father, for Diane Perkola. We know that every good gift … Continue reading A Prayer at the Funeral of Diane Perkola
Crossway, the publisher of the ESV Bible, has produced this video interview of Joni Eareckson Tada, a woman who has lived most of her life as a quadriplegic. It is 13 minutes, but it is worth your time. https://vimeo.com/735497503
It's hard to know how to care for people on an individual basis as a pastor. In the old days pastors would go to people's houses regularly for a "home visit." That has fallen by the wayside. These days the most time I have with you all as individuals is usually if something serious has … Continue reading Need Counsel, Prayer, Spiritual Check Up?
A dear lady has been a guest at our church for three weeks now. She lives not far from the building, but has been either walking or using the ride-share service Lyft to get here. After service this past Sunday, I was talking to her and Nancy Ingram, who was telling me that our new … Continue reading Did You Hear What Nancy Ingram Did?
By now you’ve heard and/or read many things about the decision by the Supreme Court last Friday to deem the previous case of Roe v. Wade unconstitutional. I agree with this decision and am very grateful for this outcome. I hope you are too. My purpose for this post is to share what I’ve found … Continue reading What to Do Now That Roe Is Gone
In my sermon this past Sunday, I mentioned that our real battles as Christians aren’t physical, but spiritual. Ephesians 6:12 says: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” … Continue reading Biblical Prayers for Those With Health Issues
It is “Pride Month” in our country. As people who “hold God’s Word as our highest authority for how we live and what we believe” (our church covenant), I thought it opportune to give a simple list of what Scripture says about homosexual behavior. Homosexual behavior, according to God, is: Reason for judgment from God … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Homosexual Behavior? A Simple List