Serve only the Lord your God and fear him alone. Obey his commands, listen to his voice, and cling to him.Deuteronomy 13:4 (NLT) “I believe he is the voice of God.” This was a comment specifically made about a man claiming to be a prophet. The man who made the comment was defending his actions,... Continue Reading →
Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word.Psalm 119:37 (NLT) My first stint in grad school saw me at Claremont Graduate University in Southern California. I was working on my master’s degree in American History. One of the things I loved about studying history was the ability to dig into... Continue Reading →
Often times people represent themselves as something they are not. They are experts, they are knowledgeable, they are trustworthy, they are your friend. While they say all of these things, their actions betray them. It turns out that how they represent themselves is not actually who they are. They are a fraud. This, in turn, causes us to lose trust in people.
In our Christian message, sometimes we tend to not want to talk about the inconvenient truths that are contained in Scripture – or we tend to ignore them. Why? Because they will require us to change how we behave and think. It will cause us an inconvenience. And yet, we’re called to teach, learn, and apply every piece of truth from God.
Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through your word. Psalm 119:37 (NLT) I have a lot of books. I think most pastors do, as we tend to read a lot to keep our knowledge fresh and to broaden our ministry tools. So, I have bookshelves full of books. I have books... Continue Reading →
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. 1 Peter 1:3 (NLT) One of the best-selling categories of books is the... Continue Reading →