In chapter 2 of Ecclesiastes, there’s an ominous subtitle to the second half of the chapter that reads something like, “Work is Meaningless.” This echoes the curse in Genesis 3, as well. It’s Monday, and most of us have to do some kind of work today – whether that’s laundry or office work. And while… Read More →
Kent Jones, a guest preacher at the church plant we’re a part of gave us a great sermon this past Sunday to kick off the New Year. It’s often (wrongly) said that “the safest place to be is in the center of God’s will.” But those who have been there – John the Baptist, for example… Read More →
Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. (Hebrews 1:1-2) It’s easy to miss the Savior in all the… Read More →
We thank God because of your faith and love for the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. – Colossians 1:3-15 The basis of the supernatural love that defines Christ’s disciples is the future hope of the Gospel, not the inherent loveliness of Christians. This is significant: we love the person… Read More →
And when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service? – Ex 12:26 In Exodus 12, God institutes the Passover, an even so significant it reordered the Jewish calendar, and commanded its annual observance “throughout your generations.” As Christians, Easter is our “Passover service” as we remember God’s ultimate deliverance of… Read More →
O God the author of all good, I come to Thee for the grace another day will require for its duties and events. I step out into a wicked world; I carry about with me an evil heart. I know that without Thee I can do nothing, that everything with which I shall be concerned,… Read More →
I am afraid that as evangelicals, we think that a work of art only has value if we reduce it to a tract.
Do you want to be significant or just successful? Esther and Jesus were both called “for such a time as this” to save many. Esther was made Queen, Jesus was crucified. What if God’s plan for you to do something significant looked more like the latter? Now is my soul troubled. And what shall… Read More →