Weekly Prayer: September 8th, 2019

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The shadows surround me,

The dark winds circle,

And yet…

 

The enemy entrenches around me,

Their weapons are drawn against,

And yet…

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Weekly Prayer: August 11th, 2019

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I came down to the river for a drink,

Only to find the banks were dry.

I came down to the river for life,

Only to see death’s fingerprints.

I came down to the river for love,

Only to find my empty heart.

 

Oh, Lord, hear the cries

Of your people by the river. Continue reading “Weekly Prayer: August 11th, 2019”

EPIC – The Story That Changed The World by Aaron Armstrong and Heath McPherson: Book Review

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The Bible is an astonishing book. There is no other text like the Scriptures. Over 40 authors. Dozens of literary styles. An overarching story of over 6000 years. But will it keep my teenager engaged? Will my 10 year old want to read it? Continue reading “EPIC – The Story That Changed The World by Aaron Armstrong and Heath McPherson: Book Review”

What Face Does Jesus Make When You Pray?

I haven’t talked about this yet, but I am going to. My excitement about a particular comic book cover was too much, I just had to talk about this first before I got to the many other things I want to talk about.

It is a cover for an upcoming issue of the controversial Second Coming comic book, and I love the facial expression Jesus is making in it. When I first saw it, I spend minutes just looking over the art. (I love comics, what can I say?)

As I looked at it more and more, I found myself wondering,

What face does Jesus make when you and I pray? Continue reading “What Face Does Jesus Make When You Pray?”

If Church Yesterday Was All About Revelation, RUN!

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Okay, that may be a bit dramatic. But you really need to start thinking about some things.

There are times and places to talk about the apocalyptic book of Revelation. Usually, church is a safe place. It could be from the pulpit, the minister, or from a teacher at a bible study of some kind.

HOWEVER…

If the only thing that you have been hearing lately are sermons about Revelation, or bible studies about the end times…it may be time to reconsider where you congregate. Continue reading “If Church Yesterday Was All About Revelation, RUN!”

Weekly Prayer: July 28th, 2019

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How close you are to the broken.

How near you are to the lonely.

How present you are to those who are lost.

How real you are to those who question.

 

The way that you move God,

The methods that you employ,

The tactics and plans that you have,

Are strange and most bizarre.

 

To be close to those undeserving,

To be near the unpopular,

To be most present to those that are not on the path,

To be most real to those that are not sure…

 

Why do you act this way, God?

Why do you live like this?

Why do you throw yourself at the least?

Why do you toss your love around without care?

 

But it isn’t without care,

For that is all that you are.

Care, concern, love in all of its labels.

You are and show it relentlessly.

 

To those that think they deserve so much,

To those who are keenly aware of their worth,

To those without a clue,

You love.

 

The way that you move God,

The methods that you employ,

Are strange and most bizarre,

Yet I will marvel at this grace.

 

How close you are to the broken.

How near you are to the lonely.

How present you are to those who are lost.

How real you are to those who question.

 


This prayer first appeared on Christian Thought Sandbox.

What I Read This Week (07.27.19)

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Every week, I share the articles and posts I enjoyed, the ones that made me think, the few that reminded me of the truths of Scripture. I hope you enjoy the posts that I read over the last seven days and are encouraged by them too.

Visioning as a Couple: Living Out Your Purpose as a Family

There is something to be said for knowing what you are living towards. We talk about it when it comes to business, our personal lives, but why not with our family? We have the chance to shape our relationships, with our spouse and children. We need to take that seriously.

 

Confession ≠ Repentance

To confess your sin is not the same as repenting of your sin. We need to be reminded of the difference. Continue reading “What I Read This Week (07.27.19)”