Tomorrow

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble” (Matthew‬ ‭6:34‬ ‭ESV‬‬) The word tomorrow has stirred up more excitement than a free trip to Disney Land and struck more fear in the hearts of mankind than a Freddy Krueger movie marathon. Tomorrow... Continue Reading →

Folly

“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 (ESV) Folly. Foolishness. I remember stepping up onto the cement rim of a raised decorative garden at the end of State Street at the University of... Continue Reading →

Folly

“For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18 (ESV) Folly. Foolishness. I remember stepping up onto the cement rim of a raised decorative garden at the end of State Street at the University of... Continue Reading →

Defer to the Second Half

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3, ESV Football games all start the same way. There is a coin-toss to determine who gets the first possession of the game. The visiting team calls “heads” or “tails”. If they guess correctly, they decide; if they... Continue Reading →

New!

"But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness" (Lamentations 3:21-23 ESV). When I lay my head down to sleep at night, the blessings of God and the day's... Continue Reading →

Love Earnestly

“Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God” (‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:22-23‬ ‭ESV‬‬). I've written before about our responsibility as... Continue Reading →

Healthy…or Holy?

“Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!” (Psalms 51:1-2, ESV) Have you ever had your pastor say something and you didn’t know whether to say, “Amen!” or “Ouch!”? Today’s post... Continue Reading →

Repentance

“From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand’” (‭‭Matthew‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭ESV‬‬). The text for today followed immediately after Jesus’ baptism and the subsequent time in the wilderness being tempted by the devil. His ministry began with the message of repentance. The fact that He chose the... Continue Reading →

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