The Lord’s Prayer: Our Father

While the Lord’s prayer is a well-known part of a church service, I sometimes wonder if there is a lack of intentionality and consideration in the recitation of the Prayer. While listening to others say it, and even noting my shame as my thoughts wander sometimes, I often ask myself if people consider what they…

Following the Heart vs. the Spirit

Psalm 23:3, He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Everybody is looking for direction from something in life as a guide to lead to greater fulfilment. Many people look at wrong sources, such as daily horoscopes or the large variety of false religions that teach people they need…

Stop Trying to Make the Bible Relevant

Psalm 78:4, …tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and His might, and the wonders that He has done. Churches today are struggling to reach out to my generation—Millennials. My generation is full of cultural relativistic narcissists. In the attempt to bring more youth into the church, churches often try to make…

Why Should I Go To Church?

As a future pastor, this question bugs me. I come across Christians from all different walks of life who somehow get it in their heads that since they’re Christian, church isn’t required. Actually, the opposite is true. Church is required because you’re Christian! If you’re not Christian, obviously church isn’t required. After all, why would an unbeliever…

Treasure

It is so easy to compare ourselves to others. Most of all, we compare what we have (or don’t have) to the belongings of others. It is easy to compare your job with somebody else’s job. We deduce a manager makes twice as much as we do, or a CEO makes ten times as much…

Crouching Sin, Hidden Dragon

Genesis 4:4-5, 8, And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell… Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. Many…