"Therefore we are comforted. And besides our own comfort, we rejoiced still more at the joy of Titus." 2 Cor. 7:13 Do you know what's comforting? Seeing your kids and your friends walk with the Lord Seeing your wife or husband in their room praying Titus was full of joy because he saw fruit in … Continue reading I Love Our People
Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Psalm 34:8 The word "blessed" in Psalm 34:8 is translated "happy". We are happy when we fully trust the Lord. We have a habit of interpreting our circumstances wrongly. I begin to measure out the possibilities and … Continue reading Squawking, Stressing, and Worst Case Scenario-ing
"Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you." James 4:10 It's so much better to humble yourself then to be humbled by the Lord. I'd rather jump in the lake then have someone push me in! It's amazing to me that the God of all glory would even care to exalt us but … Continue reading Humble Pie
An important message for Willow Creek Church on living out your faith in every day life.
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds* and teachers,* to equip the saints for the work of ministry. Eph. 4:11 In James 2 were told that "not many of you should become teachers" and also that "teachers will have a stricter judgment". I think this passage in Ephesians gives us a … Continue reading Beware of Churchianity
"But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere." James 3:17 Have you ever gotten an email? A nasty gram? A confusing sentence thrown in a coversation layered in double meanings? Or maybe just well meaning advice from a friend? Or … Continue reading BS Filter