It has been a little over a week since we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Throughout what some would refer to as Passion Week, I found myself with a keen awareness of the sorrow and fear that the humanity of Jesus felt. . .
We spend every day of our lives doing things to get an end result. We have to go the store in order to have groceries in the house. We make time to take care of our homes in order for them to be clean and livable. We work jobs to make ends. . .
Two years ago, my family and I were visiting my uncle who was sick with cancer. He was dying and my heart was breaking. Sitting with my uncle at his house, we started to sing some hymns. Why are we singing hymns at a time like this. . .
We have all come in contact with that relentless theology-freak who thrives off of debates just for the sake of debating (or maybe this is you). The result usually ends up in anger of the affected party with no love executed whatsoever. . .
I cannot count how many days there have been – and probably will be – where I’m tempted to shake my fist at God for the circumstances He has placed me in. In my mind I know there are things more important than my comfort. . .
Why is it so important to start our day with prayer? There are so many mornings where I hit the snooze button multiple times, only to jump out of bed, step on a few legos, throw clothes on my child and get to work happy if I don't. . .
I must admit I fail at this daily. And because I fail at this daily, I am even more thankful that God's mercies are new every morning. Lamentations 3:22-23. Whatever we do we are to pursue it in a way that honors and glorifies God. Will we mess up. . .
I cannot count how many times I have made excuses for my sin. I feel ashamed of my struggles, my backsliding, and my dishonesty when I think about the compromises I made in my relationship with God. Instead of owning who I am—a sinner. . .
In the Westminster Shorter Catechism, question one states, “What is the chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” Glorifying means feeling, thinking, and acting in ways that reflect God’s greatness and mightiness
I am known by family and friends for my bookworm-ish tendencies. I was actually trying to rearrange my two shelves several weeks ago and the amount of time it took me just to sort through the books was a little ridiculous. . .
Passion week is a beautiful week. We kicked off yesterday with Palm Sunday, as we remembered Jesus riding into Jerusalem being celebrated with the masses shouting “Hosanna”, full of praise and adoration for the very Man that. . .
Last year, while beginning my long study on the Doctrines of Grace, I got a clearer understanding of our utter depravity before salvation. I have been a believer for many years, I knew I was a sinner separated from a holy God. . .
Tears rolled down my face as I slammed my phone down on the table in front of me. I had just received a text from a best friend that explained to me we were no longer going to continue our friendship. This person didn’t want me in their life anymore. . .
I remember the feeling of being huddled up before a basketball game with my teammates, anxiously waiting to see which players coach would start, and the excitement that came across my face when she would choose me. . .
We think much too highly of ourselves in contemporary Christian culture throughout western civilization. Too many religious people in said culture would cite their church attendance, the highlights in their Bible, and the number of Christian. . .
We are living in a blessed day and time. In an age of information, the gospel is literally at our fingertips. We have electronic access to scripture through apps, live streaming, and simulcasts. We can DVR our favorite preachers. . .
Scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed recently, I came across a post that was admonishing believers for judging other believers. The post stated we are only to uplift, support, and encourage, and to only speak positive to those around us. . .
I remember being single and yearning for marriage—the perfect man, the perfect wedding day, and living the perfect life. Just like in the movies, right? I longed to be with a man who adored me and loved me endlessly, almost to the point. . .