The past month has been absolutely crazy! In late April and early May, I spent two weeks in Georgia taking some seminary classes. Following that study adventure, we only had two weeks to pack before heading east to our new home of Waverly, New York. I feared that those two weeks would not be enough […]Read More Moving to New York
I love Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God. I will be exulted among the nations, I will be exulted in the earth!” I can’t tell you how many times the Lord has used this verse to minister to my soul. One of the reasons why this verse continues to speak to […]Read More Be Still and Know
Everyone needs hope. We might even say that hope is essential to life. When people feel like they don’t have hope, they get depressed. In the most extreme cases of hopelessness, some are willing to attempt suicide. And while most suicide attempts are unsuccessful, sadly 5% actually succeed. You can make the case that there […]Read More Hope for the New Year
How often do you make plans? I can safely answer that question for you – every single day. Planning is a regular part of life and we can’t escape it. Be it something as small as what we will eat tonight or something as big as the person we will marry. Whatever it is, we […]Read More The Heart of Man Plans His Way, But….
Matthew Henry once said, “Though the grace of faith is of universal use throughout the Christian’s life, it is especially so when we come to die. Faith has its great work to do at the very last, to help believers to finish well, to die to the Lord so as to honor Him, by patience, […]Read More “Death is the acid test of faith”
“I have taken in hand, in the name of the Lord, yet once again to expound this epistle of St. Paul to the Galatians; not because I desire to teach new things, or such as ye have not known before, since that, by the grace of Christ, Paul is now thoroughly known unto you, but […]Read More Martin Luther on the Doctrine of Faith
We read in Psalm 50:14, “Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving.” In other words, make a big deal out of the work and the miracles that God performs in your life. Show the world that you are grateful and appreciative to the Lord of the universe for what He has done in your life. […]Read More Expecting Great Things From God In 2011
“Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the only righteousness the law required was perfection. It is true that any shortcoming of God’s law offends against his perfect holiness and makes us liable to judgment, since God cannot look with favor on any sin (Habakkuk 1:13; James 2:10-11). But the Old Testament law itself provided […]Read More Is all our righteousness filthy rags?
I think it would be safe to say that most of us have a hard time accepting certain aspects of who we are. Whether that is certain body features, or our personalities, or perhaps a learning disability that we struggle with, we wish we were not limited in the way we are. We tend to […]Read More Trusting God For Who You Are
“Jesus was not for Paul merely an example for faith; He was primarily the object of faith. The religion of Paul did not consist in having faith in God like the faith which Jesus had in God; it consisted rather in having faith in Jesus.” I read this a few weeks back in J. Gresham […]Read More An Example For Faith or the Object Of Faith?