What is one way we can bless our children as they go back to school this week? This week marks the beginning of another school year for most of our children. Consequently, the school year fills many of us with a hint of anxiety. We desire our children to make good and godly choices. So, parents, join me in covering our children with powerful prayers in several areas this school year.
Category Archives: Jesus
The Day People Preferred The Wrong Jesus
Every day, we face the option of deciding which Jesus we prefer. I wish I could tell you I always want the right Jesus, but the truth is sometimes I ask for the wrong one.
8 Questions to Ask Before We Listen To A Sermon
Every week, millions of people listen to men and women preach sermons – long, short, expositional, topical, content heavy, image rich. In order to experience spiritual transformation, I think we should ask a practical question: How should we listen to a sermon? Here are eight questions we should ask ourselves before or as we listen to a sermon.
Racism Shows Up in Charlottesville
How The Church Should Respond
On Friday night, racism reared its ugly head once again. Eerily reminiscent of the dark days of the KKK, white nationalists and white supremacists wielded tiki torches – attempting to instill fear – as they marched through Charlottesville, Virginia. This was the face of pure evil. But, how should Christ-followers respond?
9 Compelling Reasons Why I Preach
Each week, before I walk on the platform at Trinity Church, I ask myself a simple but profound question: Why do I preach? Here are at least nine reasons why I keep preaching.
The One Time When Sleep Is Bad For You
There are all kinds of studies that tell us that sleep is good for us. But, as I was reading Luke 22 the other day, I recognized the one time when Jesus said that sleep was bad for us.
5 Worthy Things We Should Pursue Every Day
Each day we have a choice to pursue worthy or unworthy things. Life is too short to chase the unimportant. We must choose to abandon the worthless and pursue those things that are worth our time and energy. Here are, at least, five things that we should seek every day.
4 Significant Actions To Take When You Need a Do-Over
Golf calls it a mulligan. IT uses Control-Alt-Delete. Whatever it’s called, at some point in time, we all want one and need one – a do-over. Oh, how I wish I could do many things over.
Two Men Die Fighting Hate With Love
The world is a cruel place. Hate abounds. The evidence of this hatred was never clearer Friday night in Portland, Oregon on the light-rail. Jeremy Joseph Christian, 35, is accused of and was arrested for stabbing three men who intervened when Christian allegedly yelled racial slurs at two teenage girls. This is the embodiment of hatred. How should we respond when we get a front seat to this kind of cruelty?
Should We End Our Prayers In Jesus Name?
“In Jesus name, we pray. Amen!” Most followers of Jesus end our prayers this way each time we pray. There is nothing wrong with praying like this, but is it necessary for us to do it? You might be surprised.