The LORD is my shepherd: I shall not want -Psalm 23:1 Dane Ortlund in the ESV Devotional Psalter: This psalm tells us that life with God means we have no lack (v.1)... But notice that David does not claim this about God when life is easy. This is how God cares for us when we … Continue reading God is With Me. Period.
He is Risen! “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead’ [1 Pet 1:3]. In the resurrection of Jesus, this hope has begun to be realized. Its scope … Continue reading The Unshakable Certainty of the Resurrection Project
But one day as I was passing into the field, with some dashes on my conscience, fearing yet that all was not right, suddenly this sentence fell upon my soul, “Your righteousness is in heaven.” I thought I saw with the eyes of my soul Jesus Christ at God’s right hand. There was my … Continue reading Our Righteousness in Heaven
WHAT IS BIBLICAL HOSPITALITY? Biblical hospitality is displaying Christ to others by welcoming them into our homes and thus into our very lives. Christians are a hospitable people because Christ has graciously welcomed us into the family of God by his grace. We who were once strangers are now children of God. Therefore, welcoming the … Continue reading Hospitality As Mission
Father, Our hearts are overwhelmed with grief as we consider the senseless acts of violence in Dayton, El Paso, and Gilroy last week. The reality of the sin and brokenness of our world is on display as precious people made in your image were murdered; as families and communities are left heartbroken and confused as … Continue reading A Prayer of Lament: Dayton, El Paso, Gilroy
From The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification: Growing in Holiness by Living in Union with Christ by Walter Marshall: God always encouraged his people to live holy lives because of the grace he has given to them. This means you must first receive and believe the gospel in your own heart. If you do not do … Continue reading God’s Grace | Your Motive For Obedience
An understanding of God as triune, one God in three persons, does two things for the prayer life of the Christian. First, it helps us understand how prayer works. Each person of the Trinity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—is actively involved in Christian prayer. Reflecting on our triune God will give us confidence that God hears … Continue reading Praying To The Triune God