As you know, I am working on finishing a doctoral degree. I am set to defend my dissertation on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. I will need to spend some extra time in preparation for the defense, so I will be taking time off from posting new content here until after that date. Thank you for your prayers and your understanding!
Begin with a short prayer asking God to bring to your mind the opportunities that you had this week to share about your faith in the gospel.
1 Peter 3:15
Continue reading “Heart Prep for Sunday”
This came up as the verse of the day for today from Faithlife. It took me a minute to realize that the letters inside of the heart form the word “overflows.” However, it started a thought process that I am fleshing out here. The Psalmist here is describing how his heart overflows with a pleasing theme and the object of that theme is Continue reading “Does Your Heart Overflow About God?”
We have all heard that “God does not tempt us, but he does test us.” What are testing and temptation? How can you tell the difference? and How can you have victory no matter which you are facing? Answering these questions is the aim of this post.
Let me begin with a definition. Temptation is the pressure to give in to ungodly influences that lead Continue reading “Testing or Temptation, What’s the Difference?”
We were studying people of the Bible in a small group recently and were looking at Luke. We were sharing information that we knew about the man and his gospel. During the course of the discussion, someone mentioned that they had heard that Luke and Titus were brothers. I had never heard that before and it is likely that you haven’t either. So, I decided that I would dig in and find out if it was true. Continue reading “Were Titus and Luke Brothers?”
Second Chronicles 7:14 came up as the verse of the day today from Logos Bible Software. What a great reminder that we need to be praying: for our country, for our states, for our countries, for our cities, for our schools, for our churches, and for our homes.
While God does not promise Continue reading “Time to Pray!”
Begin with a short prayer confessing the times that you have not lived in a way worthy of the calling of Jesus.
Colossians 1:10-11 Continue reading “Heart Prep for Sunday”
When was the last time you prayed for a lost person? Tonight in prayer meeting we spent a good amount of time praying for the lost in our community. I believe in prayer–that it matters and that it changes things. I have prayed for a long time for some people who need to come to saving faith in Jesus, but am sometimes asked, “How long should you pray for a lost person?” Continue reading “How long should you pray for the lost?”