Knowing God Part 1

“Father I want to obey you, but I struggle to find the power to obey”, or some variation of this prayer, has been prayed at one time or another by every single authentic follower of Christ. Some of us have been Christians for most of our lives, yet the process of spiritual transformation remians a … More Knowing God Part 1

Advent of Love

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

The Advent of Peace

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

Using the The Lord’s Prayer as a Guide: Part 1

Drawing Near to “Our Father” I struggled for years just getting started in prayer.  Based on Psalm 66:18, “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me:”, I was told that I should start prayer with confession of sin.  So, for about 2 years I dutifully began every scheduled prayer time … More Using the The Lord’s Prayer as a Guide: Part 1

American Evangelicalism: Is Our Root Dried Up?

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?