Here and Now

Nearly every day, I have the opportunity to share with someone else about my upcoming move to Papua New Guinea. The reactions vary from genuine excitement to pure shock and disbelief. When the girls in my middle school small group at youth group found out that I was leaving in July, they shrieked with disappointment….

Take Heed Over Your Sins

RT: J.C. Ryle Quotes Keep a jealous watch over your repentance. Keep it up, and let not the fire burn low. Whenever you find a slackness coming over your soul—whenever you feel slow, dull, heavy, cold, and careless about little sins—look to your own heart then, and take heed lest you fall. Say to your…

Seeing Prayer Work

Over the last week, I have been doing a study throughout Scripture on support-raising. As I peruse various portions of Scripture, I have looked for instances where people have been supported by others, where people have asked for support, and where people have supported others. Obviously, there are many examples, starting with the Levites in…

Sermon Reflections

Matthew 5:48 – “Be ye therefore perfect…” Perfect? How do I deal with that? I have trouble being moderately “good;” perfect seems unattainable. The preceding verses tell us that even the heathens like those who like them. To do so is nothing extraordinary. It is difficult to love our enemies, even to joyfully reach out…

Thoughts on 2 Timothy 2

This afternoon, I was asked to lead a Bible study discussion on 2 Timothy 2:1-13. These are a few of the thoughts that I came up with as I was preparing… My child –          The emphasis is not on us, but on Him. He is God, the Almighty, the Creator…and we are his, naturally, His…