It was a Thursday and I was gearing up for an insane weekend. I texted some friends of mine, making sure they had a babysitter for Sunday night. I was sure they did, I just wanted to do the polite thing and make sure. They replied with a no, they did not have a babysitter. … Continue reading I’m In Him…Selfless Serving
Col. 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all … Continue reading Preeminent Over All
When I heard the question, I cringed. It was the Sunday morning sermon, dad was preaching, and his first question was, “Do You Avoid Sin?” (sermon on 1Jn. 1:5-2:2) I hate these type of questions. First, because I’d much rather be blissfully unaware of my sin. Second, who really wants to be convicted and confess … Continue reading Hope For Sin
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” Jn. 10:11 When Jesus had r.eceived the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. Jn. 19:30, Jesus is my shepherd. He carefully, intimately, and sovereignly cares for my soul and … Continue reading The Dying Shepherd
Pastor & songwriter, Pat Sczebel,spoke at our church this past Sunday. Pat is close friends with my boss and it was a joy to have him at SGC for the weekend. His sermon text was Psalm 84. It was an incredible sermon that left me thinking…Do I delight in God’s presence? Do I yearn, long, … Continue reading Do I Delight?
“The sheer number of words we speak, has a numbing affect on our souls…Every word matters…Are you assigning the same importance to words that Scripture assigns to them?” –C.J. Mahaney On Sunday morning, my local church had the privilege of hearing C.J. Mahaney preach. His sermon was titled “Encourage”. He taught from one very powerful … Continue reading Words Matter
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying “Abba! Father!” … Continue reading Children of God