Reading for the Week of December 21, 2014 Advent Theme: Love Sunday December 21 Luke 1:26-38 Monday December 22 Luke 1:39-56 Tuesday December 23 Luke 1:57-80 Wednesday December 24 Matthew 1:18-25 Thursday December 25 John 1:1-18 … More Advent of Love
Devotional Thought from Ezekiel 34:11-31 Peace can be an illusive thing in this life. Conflict seems to be inscribed on our DNA. In fact, the Bible says that it is. What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? “Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?(James 4:1)” Our sin … More The Advent of Peace
A Devotional Thought based on Isaiah 40:1-11 We are fragile beings. Jesus will say our life is like a vapor or a mist, here right now and then gone in a flash, blown away by nothing more than a gentle breeze. To a child, 70 years seems a long time. To a 70 year old … More The Advent of Hope
Preparing Our Hearts Psalm 51:3-12  For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me.  Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight, so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.  Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in … More Solomon’s Porch Devotional for the Week
This past Sunday our sermon text at Solomon’s Porch was Hosea 9:10-17. The Book of Hosea provides a lot of opportunities for social commentary, and this passage in particular is one that we need to read and understand in the modern era. I’ll explain what I mean by the previous statement a little further down … More American Evangelicalism: Is Our Root Dried Up?
Preparing our Hearts for Worship Psalm 89:8-18 O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty as you are, O LORD, with your faithfulness all around you?  You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.  You crushed Rahab like a carcass; you scattered your enemies with your mighty arm.  The heavens … More Devotion for the Week of 02.16.14
This past Sunday as I taught through Hosea 7, I drew several parallels between the state of Israel in Hosea’s time period, and the state of our own nation and church today. Some of the parallels I made were rising crime and increased border difficulties (vs 1), a public that generally recognizes something is wrong, … More The Search for the Fountain of Youth and the Destruction of the American Church and State