I firmly believe that one of the many ways God teaches and shapes His children is by setting a deep question before them to consider. That question can come from a book, fellow church member, family member, friend, co-worker or colleague, individual we spoke with in line at the grocery store, a hypothetical question posted … Continue reading “Pondering the Power of Prayer”
What’s the big deal about Easter? Photo by David Dibert on Pexels.com Perhaps as you’ve scrolled through your news feed over the past several days, you’ve been pondering that question a lot. Why all of these posts? Why all of these events? Why all of this invitation to go to church to worship on Easter … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal About Easter?
“1 The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah. 2 Listen, heavens, and pay attention, earth, for the Lord has spoken: “I have raised children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me. 3 The ox knows its owner, and … Continue reading Isaiah 1:1-10 – The Courtroom of God
“Then bring near to you Aaron your brother, and his sons with him, from among the people of Israel, to serve me as priests—Aaron and Aaron’s sons, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 2 And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. 3 You shall speak to all the skillful, … Continue reading Exodus 28:1-5 – “The Garments of Faith and the Calling of God”
“Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart … Continue reading Hebrews 10:19-25 – “The New and Living Faith”
“In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. 3 And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, everyone who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem, 4 when … Continue reading Isaiah 4:2-6 – “The Branch of the Lord”
Many years ago, after a long discussion of the challenges, difficulties, and heartaches she faced, a frustrated parent told me, “Preacher, it is not easy being the mother of a child with her own free will!” Photo by RODNAE Productions on Pexels.com Parenting is hard. Leadership is hard. Life can be hard. As we have … Continue reading Joshua 24:14-19 – “The Lasting Legacy of Truth”
Tripp, Paul David, New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional. Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway, 2014. 160 pp. $18.99. Hardback. ISBN 0-310-40951-9 https://www.amazon.com/New-Morning-Mercies-Gift-Devotional/dp/1433555018/ref=pd_bxgy_img_2/130-3445385-5968864?pd_rd_w=UKooF&pf_rd_p=fd3ebcd0-c1a2-44cf-aba2-bbf4810b3732&pf_rd_r=XYDSD97X37HYMND5796R&pd_rd_r=1931eace-9d6e-4580-b9ca-dd0b15133a52&pd_rd_wg=jzX4a&pd_rd_i=1433555018&psc=1 Available From: Crossway (the publisher of this book) Amazon.com Christian Book Distributors LifeWay The Sword and Trowel Bookstore Books-a-Million Biographical Sketch of the Author Dr. Paul David Tripp is a seasoned pastor, professor, and … Continue reading Resource Review: “New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional” by Paul David Tripp