"... 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..." Ephesians 3:17-19 One of my previous careers before becoming a pastor was working for the South Dakota … Continue reading Comprehend How Incomprehensible God’s Love For You Is
“For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus on behalf of you Gentiles - assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for you.”Ephesians 3:1-2 We are all stewards. We’ve all been given something that doesn’t belong to us. A steward is someone who manages … Continue reading Stewarding Grace By Multiplying Grace
[E]quip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ.”Ephesians 4:12 If you ask my two pre-teen daughters what my most frequent “Dadism” is, they’d probably tell you it’s, “You need to learn to cut your own pancakes.” This is my go-to line whenever they expect mom or dad to … Continue reading “Learn To Cut Your Own Pancakes”: The Forgotten Priority of Equipping
The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.Proverbs 15:8 Ephesians 5:10 has an important command for those who are following Jesus. It calls us to "discern what is pleasing to the Lord," with the point being that we would then do what pleases him. One thing God … Continue reading “He Likes To Be Asked”: God Is Pleased By Your Prayer
In the Disney movie The Emperor’s New Groove, the arrogant Emperor Kuzco gets magically transformed into a llama after a failed assassination attempt orchestrated by his administrator Yzma and her right-hand man Kronk. As Yzma and Kronk search for the emperor-turned-llama to finish him off, there’s a funny scene where they visit the home of … Continue reading But God: The Most Crucial Conjunction
“Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.”Psalm 119:133 In Psalm 119, the Psalmist prays, “Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.” (Psalm 119:133) Dictionary.com defines “dominion” as: the power or right of governing and controlling; sovereign authority.rule; … Continue reading The Grip of Sin or The Grace of the Savior: Who Has Dominion?
A video version of this post is available here. The quote of the month has to be, “You never know what you have until it’s gone. Toilet paper for instance.” I’ve seen this pop up multiple times across social media the past few weeks. The empty shelves in the store and the concerns about hoarding … Continue reading No Need to Ration