READ “But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.” Acts 9:15-16 “Up to this word they listened to him. Then they raised their voices and said, “Away with … Continue reading ACTS 22: NO AIRBAGS REQUIRED!
Here is such a help quotation from Paul David Tripp on the challenge of living at the intersection between faith and the reality surrounding you: When you’re in the intersection between the promises of God and the details of your situation, what you do with your mind is very important. In this intersection, God will never ask you to deny reality. Abraham did not … Continue reading Faith & Reality
Here is a link to my latest blog post on the Kingsgate website: Orthopteraism: the grasshopper mentality Continue reading Orthopteraism: the grasshopper mentality
I recently read the following prayer by Henri Nouwen and wanted to share it: “Dear God, I am so afraid to open my clenched fists! Who will I be when I have nothing left to hold on to? Who will I be when I stand before you with empty hands? Please help me to gradually open my hands and to discover that I am not … Continue reading A Prayer for those with ‘clenched fists’
A brilliant quote from Eugene Peterson about friendship with God: “God’s friendship didn’t install Abraham on an oasis where he slept on a hammock strung between date palms, refreshing himself with a swim in the pool between naps. God’s friendship meant leaving home, long journeys, dangerous ventures, doubt-filled actions, difficult obedience. Karl Bath, perhaps our most perceptive theologian in getting inside the biblical stories, wrote … Continue reading Friendship with God
Here are some edited notes from a recent sermon I preached at Kingsgate Community Church, Great Yarmouth PSALM 125 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore. 3 The sceptre of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might … Continue reading Navigating Change
Here is a brilliant article by Sam Storms on the relationship between faith and healing. The following is a small excerpt to wet your appetite: we must recognize that the “belief” or “faith” here is not a case of a Christian forcing himself to believe what he does not really believe. It is not a wrenching of one’s brain, a coercing of one’s will, a … Continue reading Sam Storms on Faith and healing