Dear Central Oaks (Part 13)

Tomorrow we begin the last day of the month, but the Lord has this day and this month in His hand, like He has had all along. The Lord has kept Elsie Anderson through her recent infection, and we’re grateful to have her for as much time as God allows. The Lord heard our prayers … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 13)

16 Quotes From Tim Keller on Prayer

I just finished reading Tim Keller’s book called Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy With God. What follows are some quotes I found helpful. I pray you find them the same, if not more so. If you’d like to read the book and don’t want to get your own copy, you can borrow mine from the … Continue reading 16 Quotes From Tim Keller on Prayer

A New Song for November—“Yet Not I, But Through Christ In Me”

The music team will be introducing a new song starting this coming Sunday. It’s called “Yet Not I, But Through Christ In Me.” It was put out by a ministry called CityAlight, which is from a church called St. Paul’s Anglican in Castle Hill, Australia. We’ve actually heard and partially sung the song before when … Continue reading A New Song for November—“Yet Not I, But Through Christ In Me”

Dear Central Oaks (Part 12)

It’s a cold but beautiful day. The Lord is with us by His Spirit, our purpose is clear, and our good works have been prepared for us. Now we simply walk in them as we do good and look for the Spirit’s leading. The Lord has, by in large, guarded us from serious effects of … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 12)

What Christian Students Can Do In Public School

Today’s post doesn’t directly apply to most of you because most of you don’t have school-age children. But some of you do, and many of you also have grandchildren. I am writing about this because this has become a topic of conversation for our family. I’ve also talked to one family in our church about … Continue reading What Christian Students Can Do In Public School

An Exciting, Humbling Opportunity

Well, church family, today I received an email from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary that I have been accepted into their Doctorate of Educational Ministry program. Lord willing, I will begin studies in January. Southern Seminary is one of, if not the largest evangelical seminary in America, if not the world. It’s where I received … Continue reading An Exciting, Humbling Opportunity

Our Booklet on a Podcast

If you haven’t yet seen it, I thought you might be interested in a little interview Dr. Eddy Moody did with Steve Greenwood and I on our little booklet called “Baptism: for kids and parents.” Steve and I wrote this to help parents know when their child is ready to be baptized and to help … Continue reading Our Booklet on a Podcast

A Burden on My Heart and An Opportunity

I am happy and content. This comes from knowing God through Jesus Christ. God is everything to me. Knowing Him has been so good. Many of you know exactly what I’m talking about because you’ve tasted and seen. But maybe some of you don’t know this contentment. And I know all of us have people … Continue reading A Burden on My Heart and An Opportunity

How to Pray the Promises of God

On Sunday in my sermon I gave a few examples of how to pray the promises of God. Often, in prayer we’re simply suppoed to ask God to do what He already promised He would do. I don’t know exactly why God wants us to do it, but God’s Word shows several examples of it … Continue reading How to Pray the Promises of God

Dear Central Oaks (Part 11)

Well, another day has gone and another day has come, and God has been faithful yet again to His promises. Remember these things, dear friends: The Lord knows all there is to know about you (Psalm 139).God is your refuge and strength (Psalm 46).God goes before you (Deuteronomy 31).He will never leave you or forsake … Continue reading Dear Central Oaks (Part 11)