Matthew 11:28-30 Luke 15:11-32
Psalm 122 It is clearly the most important topic that a human mind could ever consider. It is the thing that defines everything in your life. It is a thing that is mistakenly connected to religion, but is vastly bigger than that. It is a thing that separates you from the rest of creation. It […]
Romans 8:12-30 If your life is really going to be equipped in any spiritual way for real life, we have to see how it is that faith in Christ or how it is that Christ actually does prepare you to face the unavoidable brutalities of life. This passage gives us four gospel resources to face […]
Daniel 4:1-37 Pride is one of the few sins that is still almost universally recognized as being wrong. In fact, even people who would not regard themselves as religious find pride offensive. Yet at the same time few people actually recognize the sin of pride within themselves; we may see it readily enough in others, […]
Exodus 20:1-6 What do you really feel like has to be present in your life for you to be happy? For life to be worth living? Maybe, if you were really honest, you’d have to admit that it’s money. Or the acclaim of others. Or power. Or family. Friends, even church. Is it God? Is […]
John 15:1-17 Being able to articulate the gospel with accuracy is one thing; having its truth captivate your soul is quite another. There is a difference in knowing that honey is sweet and having that sweetness burst alive in your mouth. The gospel is not just supposed to be our ticket into heaven; it is […]
James 5:13-20 The prayers of the faithful are mighty. In everything, believers should pray for one another—in sickness, in health, in suffering and joy.
James 1:2-18 Trials will come; count them all as joy because God is good.
The tabernacle and the ark of the covenant point us to the message of being in the presence of God.
God does not promise to rid your life of affliction and difficulty. He does, however, offer to give you the grace needed to suffer well, and through grace to discover the riches and beauty of the gospel. It isn’t wrong to ask God to relieve you of your pain, but it is more important that […]