God Hears You

Psalm 88:2, Let my prayer come before You; incline Your ear to my cry! Sometimes we know exactly what to say when we pray. We’ll ask God to protect someone we love, heal their illness, protection for ourselves, to look over our financial situation, whatever it may be. Other times, we may be at a loss…

Worshipping God

Psalm 100:1-2, Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! In 1 Chronicles 16, the ark of the covenant is brought into the tent of meeting and David leads the congregation of people in worship at this church dedication. They are rejoicing that they have…

Following the Heart vs. the Spirit

Psalm 23:3, He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Everybody is looking for direction from something in life as a guide to lead to greater fulfilment. Many people look at wrong sources, such as daily horoscopes or the large variety of false religions that teach people they need…

Stop Trying to Make the Bible Relevant

Psalm 78:4, …tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and His might, and the wonders that He has done. Churches today are struggling to reach out to my generation—Millennials. My generation is full of cultural relativistic narcissists. In the attempt to bring more youth into the church, churches often try to make…

“Forgive and Forget”

Hebrews 8:12, “For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” We often joke about the forgetfulness of old people. My pastor is in his fifties and he frequently makes jokes about his forgetfulness, attributing it to his age, although in truth I don’t think his forgetfulness is any…

“God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”

Psalm 90:12, So teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom. It should go without saying that we live in a narcissistic society. In today’s society, autonomy is the framework within which our morality is formulated—the self has become sacred. Society teaches us we should spend our time and energy…