"For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures" 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Not without good reason, the phrase "gospel-centered" has become a prominent feature in the latest slew of … Continue reading What is a gospel-centered life?
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear … Continue reading Rhythms of Rest
This past Sunday, we continued along in our series on Romans 8, looking at the truth that "in this hope, we are heirs". In Christ Jesus, we are: heirs to a new identity (v.15)heirs to a redemption (v.12-14)and fellow heirs to glory (v.16-17) As we've studied this incredible passage of Scripture over the past two … Continue reading Our Inheritance and the Holy Spirit
I recall so clearly sitting in the room for one of my very first seminary classes when the professor walked in and asked us to turn to Psalm 1. Every day, we paused to pray a Psalm just as we did this day. Psalm 1, however, remains locked in my heart and mind like no … Continue reading PSALM 1: A Blueprint
Busy. One startling reality about the world we live in is that majority of people will live their lives entirely in what we might call the tyranny of the urgent. In other words, what governs our lives is not necessarily what we would like to do or even what we need to do; instead, what … Continue reading Table Talk: Intentional Questions for Engaging Your Neighbors
You've been there. The 5:30 alarm goes off, you hit snooze three times. You restlessly try to scrape together even just a few more minutes of sleep only to be interrupted by that pesky alarm reminding you of the full day of work between you and another night's sleep. You begin the funeral dirge of your … Continue reading God is Redeeming Your 9-5