Tucked inside a psalm that rejoices about God’s faithfulness in answering prayer, we find a phrase that has been used to encourage in difficult times. In Psalm 30 we find these words:
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning. Continue reading “How Long the Night?”
I have been in church my entire life. My father is a pastor and I, very rarely, if I can help it, miss being in church on a Sunday morning. Even when I am on vacation I make time to go to church wherever I am. When I was seventeen years old, I too felt a calling toward full-time vocational ministry. Let’s fast forward just … Continue reading Who Makes Up The Worship Team?
I heard this song today and wanted to pass it along. Sometimes we just need to be reminded of what is most important as people on the Way. Continue reading The Point Around Which My Faith Pivots
Over the last few years, I have found my understanding of what worship is changing and expanding. The main reason is that I have been leading worship more often. My learning to play the guitar started as a necessity. It then became something far more personal. It was not something that I wanted to do. It just sort of happened. It needed to be done, … Continue reading Make every worship song your own
In 1 John 1:5-10 we are confronted with a rather alarming reality. John tells his readers that if they claim to be in the light there should be a distinct difference in them from the world. There are three characteristics in a person who declares a relationship with God. First, if we have a genuine relationship with God we will walk in the light. The … Continue reading The Penetrating Sight of God
Legalism is the belief that the way to please God and secure access to heaven is by complying to a set of regulations. This does two things. First, legalism robs us of any peace and joy the Gospel offers to us. When we are governed by fear we flip faith on its head. We begin to put our trust in something that neither has the power, … Continue reading The Best Antidote to Legalism