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Hallowed Be Thy Name

06/04/2018

I have been lately studying, meditating, preaching, and praying through the Lord's Prayer. In considering the first and great request "Hallowed be thy name," I came across this paradigm-shifting, priority-rearranging, prayer-transforming quote from John MacArthur: This is the first request… And …

In the beginning God

01/23/2018

The United States Supreme Court recently handed down what is doubtless one of the most historic, and tragic, decisions since Roe vs. Wade in 1973 opened the door for over 58 million helpless, human babies to be murdered legally. In their recent decision, the Supreme Court attempted to redefine …

The story never gets old…

12/04/2017

...because it is true, and because it is such good news. Take the time to read this aloud -- with your family or alone with God -- and rejoice all over again, giving "glory to God in the Highest": And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, …

Thoughts for Thanksgiving

11/14/2017

"There should be a parallel between our supplications and our thanksgivings. We ought not to leap in prayer, and limp in praise" -- Charles Spurgeon "Let us thank God heartily as often as we pray that we have His Spirit in us to teach us to pray. Thanksgiving will draw our hearts out to God and …

Now thank we all our God

11/20/2012

Perhaps, as Thanksgiving Day draws near, you have great blessings to rejoice in and many family members to share them with. Or perhaps instead you have experienced recent grief or significant loss in the past year. But no matter what our immediate circumstance, we can rejoice as Christians in the …

Who is marriage for?

08/23/2012

Many may be surprised to hear Paul say, as he does in Ephesians 5:32 , that the primary purpose of marriage is to reflect the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ. After his lengthy and detailed instruction about marriage, how it works, and what its goals ought to be, Paul writes: "I speak concerning …

Displaying the Gospel in the Church

06/29/2012

We are studying through 9 Marks of A Healthy Church during our Wednesday night services this summer. I used the following quote from Mark Dever in our recent session on the Gospel: "As we gather to worship God and exercise love and good deeds toward one another, we demonstrate in real life, you …

The heavens show his handiwork

03/02/2012

One of the benefits of technology is it opens up the curtains all the more, allowing us to look through the window of God's creation in order to behold his glory in new and amazing ways. And wherever we look, we see his handiwork and are reminded: God is big. God is powerful. God is beautiful. In …

The Day I Leapt for Someone Else

12/22/2011

This beautiful poem by my friend Kurt Strassner displays the wonder and joy of the times surrounding Christ's birth -- but even more, the powerful reminder that it ought to be: "More of Jesus... less of me!" The Day I Leapt for Someone Else Marveling at the humility and Christward focus of John the …