Fearing God. 2 choices.

Proverbs 9:10 tells  the beginning of a tale, that “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”  Really, fear leads to wisdom?  How does that work?  Rather than just think about it, let’s read about it is a real story with real people. Joshua 4:19…

He is not here!

As I look upon the Easter Weekend and this verse in Matthew 28, I am struck by “He is not here!” Well then, where is he? He is seated at the right hand of God the Father (Luke 22:69). To be accurate, that is not actually what the text says in Matthew, but that is…

How will you Love your God?

When Jesus was asked to define the single most important part of human action, “He answered, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” Gary Thomas, in his phenomenal book Sacred Pathways, helps…

Your Life and Psalm 48

How often do we consider the God we serve, his worth, his name, his holiness, but fail to understand and justify these things in our own minds. How often do we see the works of God yet ignore the impact his ways have on us? How often do we fail to believe because we do…

But who told him about Jesus?

There is a quote, a “Christian quote”, that is often attributed to Francis of Assisi, “Preach the Gospel, and if necessary, use words.”  It has many variants and a curious history which can be viewed on Wikipedia: One of the great dangers in the church is to believe that this simple statement is full of…

A Proclamation for Today

In the spirit of 2 Chronicles 30 and in the model of King Hezekiah, i offer: People of America, return to the Lord, the God of your Jamestown congregation, your Mayflower voyagers, your founding fathers, your civil war soldiers, your first and second and third university presidents, and the God of millions of fellow Americans,…

What is the one true thing?

So, I’ve started re-reading a book by Howard Baker called the one true thing; it is a hidden gem from NavPress. Here is a thought as I review my notes from the introduction “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6) From the book: (as Baker presents the structure of the…