Glorify God in your Prayer Life

Matthew 6:6 - But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Every blog that I write this year will be built around the theme of our church this year: "For God's Glory." … Continue reading Glorify God in your Prayer Life

Three Disciplines for Spiritual Formation

An essential part of any life is growth. Where growth is absent, death is abundant, and it is no different for the Christian life. In Ephesians 4:15, Paul writes, “Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ." When Christians are born again through faith … Continue reading Three Disciplines for Spiritual Formation

The Geometry of Christ’s Love

so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,  may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. – Ephesians 3:17-19 In the Church we often … Continue reading The Geometry of Christ’s Love

Love is the Primary Response to God

There are so many responses that should flow from the Christian towards their great God. Reverence, humility, obedience, all of these things are proper and necessary responses to this glorious Triune God, but I believe there is one response which serves as the primary response of the Christian to God, and is the response by which all … Continue reading Love is the Primary Response to God

When Faith is Hard to Find

I called my grandmother on Mother’s Day and enjoyed a wonderful conversation with her.  She has such a bright spirit and an incredible zeal for God. I love listening to her many stories about us growing up, but my favorite stories are those of my mother. You see, my mother passed away from brain cancer … Continue reading When Faith is Hard to Find

The Great Rescue

It is incredible how transfixed we are by valiant stories of rescue. Many movies like Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down fly to the forefront of our mind when we think of valiant rescues and rescue attempts. The more dire the situation the more valiant the rescue is in our eyes. Situations that seemingly have … Continue reading The Great Rescue

A Drive-By Theology of Prayer

Matthew 6:9-13 - “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread, 12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver … Continue reading A Drive-By Theology of Prayer