No one enjoys feeling trapped.

No one enjoys feeling trapped. When you feel trapped, you feel suffocated, pressed in, like there’s no way to escape. Many Christians live feeling like they are trapped in sin. While we experience the joy of Christ changing us through the power of the Spirit, there always seems to be certain sins from which each…

Where does your help come from?

Photo by youssef naddam on Unsplash “I lift my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep” Psalm 121:1-4…

Preacher, do you want to be a help to people?

Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Confession: I do not read or study the art or craft of preaching as regularly as I should. Though I’m not entirely sure what “regularly” is, I am quite sure that it’s more often than what I’m currently doing. That being said, Meditations on Preaching by Francis James Grimké has been a…

Jesus-like wisdom makes us patient people and patient people are forgiving people. How’s that look in your life?

Photo by Felix Koutchinski on Unsplash A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. Proverbs 19:11 Jesus-like wisdom makes us patient people and patient people are forgiving people. Instead of becoming irritated, wise and patient people overlook the sins of others. Q: What does it mean to overlook the sin in other…

Daily devotion 1.5.20

Photo by Sincerely Media on Unsplash Passages for 1.5.20: Genesis 12-15; Psalm 148; Mark 5. In Mark 5:21-43 we read about two healings. The first was a woman with a twelve-year problem with a discharge of blood; she touched Jesus’ garment and was healed immediately. The other miracle was the resurrecting of Jairus’ daughter.  In verse 23 Mark…