A Clarification From Sunday on Assurance

This past Sunday was week 1 of "Endless Prayer" from Colossians 1:3b-5. The title was "Christian Fruit: What It Causes and Where It's From." When Paul heard about the Colossian Christians, he found himself thanking God for the fruit he heard about in their lives. The fruit they showed was fueled from the hope that … Continue reading A Clarification From Sunday on Assurance

The Sovereign Lord

The phrase "the sovereign Lord" occurs 282 times in the NIV translation of God's Word. Want to guess how many times the phrase is used in the book of Ezekiel? Two hundred and ten! Of course, for God to be sovereign means that He has supreme authority. He's the boss. Why this phrase so much … Continue reading The Sovereign Lord

One Key Thing We Need in Order to Rejoice During Trials

Rejoicing during trials seems stupid. I use that word intentionally not to be unnecessarily crass, but because our gut reaction to the idea of rejoicing in the middle of a trial feels that way. I mean, who, while enduring a vomit-inducing migraine will be receptive to someone saying, "Rejoice!"? It's important to keep in mind … Continue reading One Key Thing We Need in Order to Rejoice During Trials

. . . Wait on the Lord

We've had a very obvious crack in our dining room ceiling for a while. (Don't worry, it's not a structural problem--just a house built in 1953.) I put some spackle on it, then sanded it smooth with some damp steel wool. Then I realized I ran out of the paint I need to complete this … Continue reading . . . Wait on the Lord

Articles to Consider

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