Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Old Testament

Overcoming Spiritual Amnesia

PSALM 119:65 – You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to your word. THEME OF THE DAY. OVERCOMING SPIRITUAL AMNESIA. We forget things. It is part of our “fallen creature-ness” and our flawed human make-up. It could be as simple as forgetting where we laid a set of car keys or an appointment we failed to write down, trusted…

The Lessons Learned By Waiting On God

PSALM 40:1-3 – I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear,…

Growing In The Faith

PSALM 119:49 – Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope. THEME OF THE DAY. GROWING IN THE FAITH. God will test our faith. He will make this portion of scripture from the prophet Isaiah upfront and personal – Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction…

The Two Realities In Life

PSALM 39:4 – “O Lord, make me know my end and what is the measure of my days; let me know how fleeting I am! THEME OF THE DAY. THE TWO REALITIES IN LIFE. I am writing this the day after a grueling thirteen-hour drive in heavy traffic. We were returning from the funeral of my wife’s father and making a short…

Our Freedom In Christ

PSALM 118:5 – Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free. THEME OF THE DAY. OUR FREEDOM IN CHRIST. If we were asked what the greatest benefit of salvation in Christ is, what are some of the answers? I realize the list is long – forgiveness of sins, fellowship with God, heaven, a…

Remember God’s Reputation

EZRA 8:21-23 – Then I proclaimed a fast there, at the river Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from him a safe journey for ourselves, our children, and all our goods. For I was ashamed to ask the king for a band of soldiers and horsemen to protect us against the enemy on our way, since we…