Unshakable Joy in the Pit of Despair, Joy, Peace, Psalm 4, reformed

Unshakable Joy in the Pit of Despair

You have put more joy in my heart then they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. -Psalm 4:7-8 I went to church camp every summer during high school. The five days at camp would be filled with prayer, devotions, sermons, and other “cabin discussions” about … Continue reading Unshakable Joy in the Pit of Despair

Ephesians 5:25-2 time, the days are evil

Walk in Wisdom for the Days are Evil

Ephesians 5:15-16, “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.” Paul begins Ephesians 4 with an appeal to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called.” He spends much of the rest to the letter teaching what this looks like. Those who have … Continue reading Walk in Wisdom for the Days are Evil

Growing in Grace, Links from around the web, Blogs that encourage spiritual growth, reformed

Growing in Grace- Links 6/28

From the blog this week: The Incarnation How LGBT Pride Month Became a Religious Holiday “We seem more concerned with losing the volunteer for the Sunday-morning nursery or the regular tithe in the offering plate than we do with the souls of those in open and unrepentant rebellion against God. We also seem more worried about the judgment of the kids in the youth ministry … Continue reading Growing in Grace- Links 6/28

incarnation, great doctrines of the Bible by Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Jesus truly god and truly man

The Incarnation

One of the most beautiful, mysterious, and yet mind-boggling teachings of Scripture is that God put on flesh and dwelt among us. Every year at Christmas we celebrate the miracle that the second person of the Trinity “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). Without such a miracle, there would simply be no hope for mankind. We continue our study of “Great Doctrines of … Continue reading The Incarnation

how should I approach God? Revelation 1, reformed, gospel

Fear or Boldness: How Should We Approach God?

There are certain moments that seem to capture the essence of fatherhood, and these memories are the ones I’m sure I’ll cherish long after my children are grown. One such moment is when daddy comes home after work. As I walk through the door, the first thing I see is a table surrounded by hungry children. Their faces turn and immediately brighten upon seeing me. … Continue reading Fear or Boldness: How Should We Approach God?

Memorize Scripture, Psalm 1

Memorize Psalm 1 With Me

The warm weather, the smell of BBQ, and smiling teachers tell me one thing: summer is here! Amidst all the summer activities, who would be willing to do a summer Scripture memory challenge? I know memorizing Scripture can be difficult, but, like any other discipline, we must strive to be diligent. The value of storing God’s Word in our hearts and mind is immeasurable. As … Continue reading Memorize Psalm 1 With Me