The world calls out for us to be proud of who we are, what we’ve done, what we are able to do, and what we deserve. Yet, Christ calls us to follow him in humility and sacrifice.
In this second "Equipping the Church" video, Pastors Josh and Pat discuss challenges of living out these commands in our families and in the Church in these difficult times.
A video (and transcript) response to a wonderful question.
My favorite book of the Bible is Job, particularly the last chapters in which God answers Job out of the whirlwind. God's answers give us a taste of how great he is. I say just a taste, because he is so much greater, so much higher, than us that we cannot truly comprehend his greatness... Continue Reading →
This year has been an especially challenging one for our family due to significant health problems. In times like these, we often want physical healing, answers, cures... but what we need more is his peace. That was a key part of what Jesus offered in his teachings: "I have said these things to you, that... Continue Reading →
In the second half of this week as we continue the Topical Memory System, we go to the book of Numbers, to a portion of Scripture spoken by God not through a man of God, but a pagan seer named Balaam. Balaam had been summoned by Balak, king of Moab, who was at war with God's... Continue Reading →
I love to canoe, and have been blessed to paddle in some absolutely beautiful places. Recently, I had another such opportunity that is close by, the Pemigewasset River in New Hampshire. The water there is like crystal, and even in some of the deepest parts, the rocks and sand below are clearly-seen. Where the river... Continue Reading →
On Monday, we started week 13, the first week in the Topical Memory System's Series C, "Rely on God's Resources," with 1 Corinthians 3:16. In that verse, we saw that discipleship forms God's "building" or "temple" - a life in which the Holy Spirit dwells. Today, we're flipping back one chapter to be assured that indeed... Continue Reading →