Monday’s Meditation

Whose preacher are you?

“How will they hear without a preacher?” The most popular way in evangelical circles to define the word “preacher” is relating it to that of a pastor. In fact, the members of our church often called me “preacher.” However, there is a bit of a difference between a preacher in the sense of Romans 10 […]

A Spurgeon-esque New Years Resolution

I know, I know. I’m not sure if Spurgeon-esque is a word either. The word may not be a real word, or it might be. However, Spurgeon – often called the Prince of Preachers – had great things to say regarding the Christian life. His sermons brought the Bible to life for so many in […]

Micah: A Prophecy of Judgment and Hope

2 “But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days. 3 Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in labor has given […]

Redemption: Synonymous with Christmas

“But more than anything else, Christmas is about hope. Christmas brings us hope. Christmas reminds us of what (or who) hope is.”

Kindling For the Soul

“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in your through the laying on of my hands.” 2 Timothy 1:6 Paul is writing this to a son in the ministry. This is a pastor writing to a younger pastor. This is a letter from the mentor to […]

The All-Encompassing Word

“Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you..” Colossians 3:16a, CSB In this passage of Scripture, Paul is using a metaphor of putting on clothes to show characteristics of the Christian life. He shows us in verse 12 5 characteristics: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. But in verse 14 he says, “Above all, […]

“The Basic Christian Life”

“What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” 2 Timothy 2:2:, CSB In this letter, Paul is writing to Timothy as a very vulnerable friend who is awaiting his execution. Paul was getting his affairs in order, so his ministry could continue […]

A God Who Surrounds You

“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore.“ Psalm 125:1-2  This morning, you woke up. Maybe you took a shower, brushed your hair, got the kids ready for school, […]

“Sometimes it’s better just to listen.”

“A time to be silent and a time to speak.” Ecclesiastes 3:7b, CSB From the world’s wisest man, I believe this is one of the wisest statements we believers can take to heart. Growing up, I had a student pastor who had many “sayings” he quoted to us quite frequently. Many of those sayings I […]