LazarUS-Come Forth

"The passage of time has not altered the capacity of the Redeemer to change men's lives. As He said to the dead Lazarus, so He says to you and me: "come forth". Come forth from the despair of doubt. Come forth from the sorrow of sin. Come forth from the death of disbelief. Come forth…

Discipline: Doing Our Part

This is the last of my four part blog on discipline. I understand that it is not an exciting topic for most and we’d rather read about anything but this topic. As believers, we WILL experience discipline in our lives. As I mentioned in my first post, discipline doesn’t just entail punishment or consequences for…

Discipline: His Rod & Staff

I was once listening to a story from Elizabeth Elliot where she described a scene she witnessed of an actual shepherd in Scotland. The scene she described was one where the shepherd was dipping the sheep in some sort of unpleasant liquid in order to rid the sheep of parasites. Naturally, the sheep didn’t volunteer…

Metanoeo

Metanoeo - Greek - to think differently, reconsider Too often, I believe, Christians treat repentance as a simple, "I'm sorry" and then move on. We mess up and then feel bad about it so we apologize and call it repentance. But, repentance is much deeper than a simple, "God, I'm sorry". With repentance there comes…

Jesus Over Everything: All in All

Colossians 1:15-17"He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all…

My Portion

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. ~ Psalm 16:5-6 Is the Lord your portion? Are you content with the portion that He assigned you? These are questions that we, as believers,…