Daily · Devotions · Faith · Gospel · Growth

a new year… a new spiritual discipline…

The pastor challenged us this morning…this first day of the year in worship…to begin a new discipline…to draw closer to God…Already… before the pastor challenged…God had called me… to something new…(maybe not new to you… but new to me…)a spiritual discipline inspired by a chosen devotional for the year…A Charles Spurgeon devotional… an updated edition…Look…… Continue reading a new year… a new spiritual discipline…

Gospel · The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 142… and gospel basics…

Romans… the book of gospel basics…The Roman church was not founded by Paul…he desperately wanted to visit…but the time had not yet come…Since he couldn’t visit… he wrote a letter…and I believe we see in this letter…what Paul taught… regarding the gospel…at every church he ever founded…Because he didn’t establish this church…and couldn’t visit them…… Continue reading The Journey Readings: Week 142… and gospel basics…

Conflict · Gospel · The Journey

The Journey Readings: Week 56… and conflict…

The effective spreading of the Gospel… the good news grace… seems to always stir up conflict…In Philippi… Paul freed an annoying slave girl from a spirit of divination… she became useless to her owners… no longer able to tell the future…Conflict arose… resulting in Paul and his companion receiving a beating… and imprisonment… (Acts 16:16-24)When…… Continue reading The Journey Readings: Week 56… and conflict…

Gospel · Journeying · Life · Repentance · Resurrection · Retreat

significant…

Yes… three days… 72 hours… is a significant amount of time… a lot can transpire… in three days…Abraham… on his journey to the mountains of Moriah… the place God called him to sacrifice Isaac… his only son… the son of promise… had three days to think… three days to wonder… reason… consider… his act of…… Continue reading significant…

Advent · Gospel · Joy · Peace · Thanks

advent… fourth sunday…

Three days till Christmas… and the word for Advent’s fourth Sunday…PeaceDepending on your organizational skills… and your level of expectation… peace… may be the last thing you are feeling… and seem like an impossibility… Yet… that’s why He came… to make the way for… peace… For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.Romans 3:23 NLTTo fall…… Continue reading advent… fourth sunday…