You may have heard the phrase, “Have you made Jesus the Lord of your life?” That idea is so familiar, many people think it is biblical, but unfortunately it is not. Nobody ever makes Jesus Lord. People either submit to his Lordship and find eternal joy or reject it and find eternal pain. Lip […]Read more "Lordship: Total Commitment of Life to Jesus"
 To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.  O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.  Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.  Make me to know […]Read more "Guided by the Truth"
In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing. Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself? Be not overly wicked, neither be a […]Read more "Do The Ordinary: Gospel Balance"
Before we get into the exposition of this passage, I want to direct your attention to another passage that will feed an understanding of this one. One of the chief rules in the study of the Bible is that Scripture interprets Scripture. Paul prays a very specific prayer here and I want you to understand […]Read more "Model Pastoral Prayer"
<br / "Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them" (Psalm 111:2). One of the most powerful motivators for Bible study is the inevitable delight in doing so. We study Scripture because when we do, we expand our delight in God, which causes us to come back again to […]Read more "The Power of Delight"
The three offices that Christ fulfilled in the Scriptures are that of Prophet, Priest and King. We see that clearly in the Old and New Testaments, but most clearly in the New Testament when we see Jesus as the better priest and prophet in the book of Hebrews and the conquering King in Revelation. Calvin […]Read more "Man as Prophet, Priest, And King"
As you prepare your heart for Sunday School this week, I would encourage you to read and meditate upon this great devotion by Pastor Jeff Schreve on Practical Atheism: Have you ever met an atheist? An atheist believes there is no God. Do you know what God’s response to that is? “The fool has said in […]Read more "Practical Atheism: A Devotional By Jeff Schreve"