Posts with the category “miscellaneous”
April 10th, 2020
COVID-19 has brought many hardships into our lives. James is a book written by the brother of Jesus to help us handle hardship in holiness. The book starts and ends with this theme.He begins telling u...
10 Quotes to Give You Strength and Courage During COVID-19
April 7th, 2020
"It doesn't really matter how great the pressure is; it only matters where the pressure lies. See that it never comes between you and the Lord—then, the greater the pressure, the more it presses you t...
Four Common Feelings in a Pandemic
April 3rd, 2020
"On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, 'Let us go across to the other side.' And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. A...
What Does "All Things Work Together for Good" Mean? - Part 4
February 21st, 2020
To summarize, in Romans 8:28-30 Paul reveals that God sovereignly ordains every human experience to make the Christian more like His Son. God chooses, calls, adopts, and sanctifies all of His children...
What Does "All Things Work Together for Good" Mean? - Part 3
February 4th, 2020
Romans 8 concludes with a list of profound theological terms all directed towards the same group of people. Verse 30 reads, "And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he a...
What Does "All Things Work Together for Good" Mean? - Part 2
January 28th, 2020
The promise of "good" is given to those who respond to God's choice with love and devotion. This begs the question, "What is the good Paul refers to?" Verse 29 reveals the good that God's people are g...
What Does "All Things Work Together for Good" Mean? - Part 1
January 24th, 2020
Life is full of disappointment. Whether it is mundane or tragic, man's days are filled with spills, breakups, accidents, disease, death, and malice. Part of the human experience is finding a way to en...
Four Reasons to Pursue Diversity and Racial Reconciliation
December 6th, 2019
Every person is made in the image of God! This means every single person has equal worth, dignity and honor. This should drastically change the way we relate to one another. Acts 17:26 says, "And he m...
For the Defensive Prone Heart
November 26th, 2019
Do you secretly hate critical feedback, unsought suggestions, or being told you are wrong? Do you ever feel the need to over explain or give 3 points for why you failed? Or, do all of the above take p...
Knowing God’s Will for Your Life
October 25th, 2019
How often do you wish you could know what God was up to in your life? When the days are especially painful or confusing or feel like, to borrow the title from Lemony Snicket’s children’s books, ‘ A S...
I am not...
October 12th, 2019
Years ago, shortly after becoming a Christian, I came across a book by Louie Giglio called, I am not but I know I AM. Like most books I probably read about half of it and then jumped to something else...
The Search for Meaning
September 14th, 2019
Our conversation was fairly casual until she asked, “What would you say brings you meaning in life”? Though a complete stranger, (let’s call her Lisa), she was clearly anticipating my genuine response...
Faithfulness Always Produces Fruit
January 15th, 2018
The parable in Matthew 25:14-30 seems unrealistic at first. Does it need another character I'll call the three talent man? This man has faith in God like the first two servants. He goes out in faith a...
Whose Verdict Do You Live For?
November 15th, 2017
All people have to deal with being evaluated, by ourselves and others. This can be terrifying; for some, paralyzing. We can be overwhelmed with what others think about us. We can be obsessed with self...
September 14th, 2017
The gift of tongues in the Bible causes confusion for many today. The issue isn't as clear as I would like. Some Reformed teachers seem to go too far, teaching their personal opinions too dogmatically...