Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Grace

Yes, God Really Does Delight In Us.

2 SAMUEL 22:17-20 “He sent from on high, he took me; he drew me out of many waters. He rescued me from my strong enemy, from those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me. They confronted me in the day of my calamity, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued…

Fear Not, the Lord Reigns

PSALM 99:1 – The Lord reigns; let the peoples tremble! He sits enthroned upon the cherubim; let the earth quake.” The list of what is unfolding in our world causing many hearts to fail and fears to rise is long. I won’t take up the time and space to make such a list. We know them. We feel them. We hear them.…

The Order of Needs is Important

MARK 2:1-12 – And when he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them. And they came, bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. And when they could not…

Safety in Life’s Storms

PSALM 57:1 – Be merciful to me, O God, be merciful to me, for in you my soul takes refuge; in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, till the storms of destruction pass by.” Storms. They happen in all seasons; spring, summer, fall and winter. Obviously they take on different forms and intensity in the cycle of nature. But…

When We Are Afraid

PSALM 56:3-4 – When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise.” Pay attention to the first four words in today’s scripture. David does not say, “If…