I Believe that every follower of Jesus must devote themselves to three primary spiritual practices or habits. I say primary because there are other spiritual practices that flow from theses three, which I call secondary. The three primary spiritual practices are: the Word of God (the Bible), prayer and living by the Holy Spirit. These … Continue reading Discover A Fulfilling & Fruitful Prayer Life
For many people the Bible seems like a puzzle. It feels like a thousand piece puzzle dumped on the table in front of us. None of the pieces seem to fit together and there is no clear way to know how to make them fit. I've got some good news for you. If the Bible … Continue reading The Story of Scripture: A Basic Overview of the Bible (Part 2)
The Bible is the all time best selling book. Nothing comes close. But it might also be the least read book. In the last few months I have read numerous reports bemoaning the lack of biblical literacy in the church. The American Bible Society also reports that most Americans believe that the Bible is inspired … Continue reading The Story of Scripture: A Basic Overview of the Bible (Part 1)
The beginning of a new year is traditionally the time people think about resolutions, turning over new leafs or setting goals. All of that is fine, in fact, that is what this article started out to be, but morphed into something else. What it has become remains to be seen. Instead of looking forward to … Continue reading 2016, A Year to Remember . . . Forget . . . Understand?
The Christmas season is upon us again. It's time to celebrate and reflect on the incredible reality of the birth of Christ. It's also time to gather with people we care about for festive events. Christmas can be a time of amazing beauty and joy, but it can also be a time of struggle, stress … Continue reading A Christmas Meditation (Part One)
I get hungry if I go without food for more than four hours. If I go without food for a whole day I'm famished. It's unthinkable to go without food for forty days. Some people have actually done that. That's exactly what Jesus did at the beginning of his ministry. He had just experienced the … Continue reading Hungry