Posts tagged with god

Halloween and Time Change: Both an Opportunity

Halloween and Time Change: Both An Opportunity Is there any other time during the year that fifty or...

Jonah

This Sunday, we begin a study on the book of Jonah. No doubt you think of a great fish when you hear Jonah mentioned, but this book is really about our great God. Jonah goes through a painful experience to discover the true character of God. As we learn from his experience may God reveal things in our own hearts, so our heart may look more like God's.

Impacting the Next Generation on Sunday and Beyond

For the Lord is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations. Psa...

It Takes a People

This is something God has been teaching me over the last year and really landing on my heart these l...

God's Heart for Marriage

So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separat...

Awake to God's Order

We need an awakening in the church, in homes and in marriages to God’s order and the unique ro...

Created to Display

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.  Psalm 34.3   King David...

Getting in Sync with God about Marriage

The apostle Paul defined the church as the pillar and support of the truth (1 Timothy 3.15). As the ...

Internalizing the Word (Psalm 119.9-16)

Psalm 119 is a beautiful poem of celebration and complexity. It is a lengthy work praising not the S...

Be Still and Know God

Psalm 46 has been a great refuge for our family the last few weeks. My wife broke both her feet and ...

Vertical and Horizontal Adoption

To steal a line from Randy Alcorn, I could teach the Bible and stay away from talking about issues l...

I Want You God, This Much

Whom have I in heaven but You?  And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.  My flesh and ...

An Awakened Hunger

Whom have I in heaven but You?  And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.  My flesh and ...

Missional Community

God is on a mission. He is on a mission to spread His glory throughout all the earth.  He is sp...

Missional Community

God is on a mission. He is on a mission to spread His glory throughout all the earth.  He is sp...

Fear God

Fear God.  Ecclesiastes 5.7b This exhortation is found throughout the Scriptures.  All pe...

Filled with Thanksgiving

Though this time next week I will be filled with turkey and all the other trimmings I am filled this...

Enemies of God: Loved and Punished

I was posed this great question this week:  Since God commands us to forgive our enemies, why i...

Coming Into the Sanctuary of God

Until I came into the sanctuary of God.  Psalm 73.17 As we saw Sunday, Asaph’s thoughts ...

Naming God

This is not a new trend, but in our culture and country God’s name gets thrown around often.&n...

Children and Student Ministry

For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations.&nbs...

The Kingdom of Heaven

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.  Matthew 4.17 I have personally really enjoyed o...

Everything Must Change

Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is hand.  Matthew 4.17 God is out to affect everything. ...

Hear, See and Think

Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded me...

The Glory of God and Joy

I have been joining a couple of men in our church in reading the book of John together.  It has...

Thankful for Five Years at The Ridge

This week marked five years since my family and I came to The Ridge.  As the Apostle Paul says,...

Affection and Perspective

Affection and Perspective This morning in my readings I read through part of John Piper's small boo...

God or Money

Sell your possessions and give to charity; make yourselves money belts which do not wear out, an unf...

To Come to Christ is not Man's Willing or Running

If you are in Christ today be encouraged!  You are chosen of God.  Paul tells his brother ...

To Come to Christ is not Man's Willing or Running

If you are in Christ today be encouraged!  You are chosen of God.  Paul tells his brother ...

Sacred Marriage: Marriage Bed Part One

We learned in the Spring that: 1.  Marriage is God’s design and doing for His great disp...

The Fringes of His Ways

Sometimes you just want to share and testify.  Today I simply want to do that.  Before I d...

Sacred Marriage: Holiness Part One

God is the doer and designer of marriage.  He created marriage, the one flesh relationship, to ...

Sacred Marriage: fear of God defined

For by Him all things were created both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether ...

Sacred Marriage: Sex

For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether...

Sacred Marriage: Display

The Apostle Paul says in Colossians 1.16, For by Him all things were created both in the heavens and...

Sacred Marriage: God's Design and Doing

On April 22 of this year Annette and I celebrated nine years of marriage.  We do not have it al...

Make Disciples

What is sacred?  God’s people have a sacred calling.  Our sacred calling is to share...

That Which is of Most Importance

Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in w...

The Surest and Safest Way of Thriving

We are called to be holy as Jesus is holy which does not mean that we are called to just merely avoi...

Don't Give Up On God

I received a call this week from a lady who attends our Christmas Eve service every year with her fa...

Overwhelmingly Awesome God

Overwhelmingly Awesome God   If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law whic...

Unity

Lately, I have been reading passages in the Scripture that deals with words such as, likeminded, one...

Unity

Lately, I have been reading passages in the Scripture that deals with words such as, likeminded, one...

Mission

In the last few weeks, we have talked about the things that are essential to our faith.  They a...

Mission

In the last few weeks, we have talked about the things that are essential to our faith.  They a...

Passover

A few weeks ago at our men's retreat I was challenged by a message on Passover from our s...

Passover

A few weeks ago at our men's retreat I was challenged by a message on Passover from our s...