From Facts in Our Heads to Treasure in Our Hearts: God’s Joy-Producing Work In Our Trials

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kindsJames 1:2 There are many ways Jesus has called his followers to live differently than the rest of the world. Just a few examples include: Live holy lives as our Father in heaven is holy (Matt. 5:48, 1 Peter 1:15), Live for God’s … Continue reading From Facts in Our Heads to Treasure in Our Hearts: God’s Joy-Producing Work In Our Trials

Mission Readiness for Woefully Weak Witnesses: How Jesus Prepares Us To Be Sent

"As you sent me into the world, So I have sent them into the world."John 17:18 John 13-17 provides us with an intimate look at Jesus’ final meeting with his disciples before his crucifixion. It’s telling that as Jesus prepared the disciples for his departure, he made one thing very clear to them: trials, tribulation, … Continue reading Mission Readiness for Woefully Weak Witnesses: How Jesus Prepares Us To Be Sent

Grow Your Delight In God’s Word (Part 5) – Know God’s Delight

“He brought me out into a broad place; he rescued me, because he delighted in me.”Psalm 18:19 Read the others posts in this series - Post #1 Series Intro; Post #2 Pray for Delight; Post #3 Plan for Delight; Post #4 Read With Others Who Delight. Post #5 Know God's Delight.  The Delight of Grandparents Last week we … Continue reading Grow Your Delight In God’s Word (Part 5) – Know God’s Delight

Grow Your Delight In God’s Word (Part 4) – Read With Others Who Delight

“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.”Acts 2:42 Read the others posts in this series - Post #1 Series Intro; Post #2 Pray for Delight; Post #3 Plan for Delight; Post #4 Read With Others Who Delight. Post #5 "Know God's Delight."   Much of this series … Continue reading Grow Your Delight In God’s Word (Part 4) – Read With Others Who Delight