Each year, I take a month off of social media, the majority of my email, and most of the Internet. Suffice it to say, this has been a very difficult month to be offline. That’s why, only halfway through my time off, I decided to pop online to post this. My heart has been broken again […]
A few weeks ago at Riv, I talked about the importance of recognizing the cycles and seasons of life so we can live in rhythm instead of pursuing the ever elusive “balance” people always talk about (a concept I stole liberally from Bruce Miller). July is an important part of my personal rhythm. For the seventh year in a […]
There are times when we get angry about the small, negligible matters in our lives. But when we can be slow to anger about those things and divert our anger towards the bigger issues such as sin, we have an opportunity to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This clip comes from the eleventh message in the […]
Lately, I have been thinking a lot about small towns and their need for Jesus. So when Acts 29 asked me to write a few blog posts, I knew that had to be one of the topics. If you love Jesus and/or Small Towns, check out the post over on the Acts 29 blog (and, […]
Working and resting are both Gospel issues. Why? Because by working hard, we reflect the image of a hard-working God and represent Jesus well. When we rest, we can find rest in Jesus Christ who did all of the eternal work. This clip comes from the ninth message in the series, Wise Words, originally given at […]
Working and resting are hardwired into every human being because each of us is created in the image of God. “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from […]
“The chief fault of some good prayers is, that they are too long; not that I think we should pray by the clock, and limit ourselves precisely to a certain number of minutes; but it is better of the two, that the hearers should wish the prayer had been longer, than spend half the time […]
God either says “yes” or “no” to our plans, but whatever the answer might be, we can be confident that His decision will lead us towards Jesus. This clip comes from the seventh message in the series, Wise Words, originally given at Riverview Church. You can watch the entire message here.
By being in the Word, it helps direct us on how to use our words to encourage and bring life to others and ultimately point people to Jesus. This clip comes from the sixth message in the series, Wise Words, originally given at Riverview Church. You can watch the entire message here.
From time to time, I grab a meal with another Christian and when the food shows up, I dive right in. Sometimes, the people I am eating with look at me like I have just committed a grave, mortal sin. What is my great sin? Not praying before I took a bite. It’s as it the […]