The Lord’s Prayer: Hallowed

The previous sections of this series have focused on the person of God, the existence of God, and the sovereignty of God. These phrases help to put a right focus on the Lord’s Prayer. Additionally, keeping these thoughts in mind helps us focus on God as we pray. This next part will focus on the…

How Can We Have Peace in the Midst of Evil?

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, and we peaceably gathered with our congregations to remember Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem as King of Israel, to celebrate His Kingship today, and worship Him as the Prince of Peace. Yet it wasn’t peaceful for every Christian yesterday. In Egypt, two churches were attacked by suicide bombers for doing what we…

What’s the Desire of Your Heart?

Psalm 37:4, Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. What are the desires of your heart? Our habit as sinners is to desire things that gratify our sinful, fleshly desires. We might say we desire Christ, but as the values of the world bombard us with their false…

Where is God in America?

America has been rapidly falling into moral depravity for several decades, especially of late. Frustrated with all the injustice going on within our country, today I asked myself, “Where is God in the midst of all this corruption?” And immediately God reminded me where we can find Him: in the Church. When we look at…

Staying Tuned to God’s Word

Matthew 11:15, “He who has ears, let him hear.” When one does not adhere to God’s Word and abide in Christ, they will tell Christians many lies that belong to their pagan worldview. They tell us abortion is okay because it’s the woman’s body, ignoring the other body inside her. Autonomy becomes sacred. Almost all sexual…

God’s Very Heart

Philemon 12, I am sending him back to you, sending my very heart. Let me tell you a short parable: A mother gently lays her hand on her son’s clean-shaven cheek. She takes a hair off his cap, straightens his shirt a little bit, and as her fingers accidentally brush against the orders in his hand,…

I Am

John 8:58, Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I am.” This statement Jesus made was extremely significant to the Jews (and still is today). God told Moses to go to the Hebrew slaves and he asked God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God…