so that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7 be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. 1 Peter 4:7 I think it’s cool that in two places of 1 Peter, he specifically talks about the prayer life of his audience. In both instances, he is exhorting that they take courses [...]
For it stands in scripture: Behold I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame. 1 Peter 2:6 Jesus is clearly the foundation of our faith. But not all have chosen to base their lives on this God-man Jesus. He is, [...]
I find it amazing that God blesses us not because we deserve it but in spite of it. He is surprisingly gracious.
Introduction I’m writing this post to explain a phenomenon that I used to detest as a younger Christian, yet strangely enough, am personally experiencing myself more and more of. As I am growing in my faith, I don’t see this trend going in the opposite direction, and so now at this point, I am begging [...]
Jesus said to them, “Pay attention to what you hear; with the measure you use, it will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you. For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.” Mark [...]
I want to be like Jesus so bad. These days I compare my life to the mirror of the Scriptures and to the character of our Lord and there’s a groaning about my brokenness–how I wish I lived more like Jesus. In ministry, it’s so easy to get things out of priority. It’s much easier [...]
I was listening to Jim Yost a recent weekend and something he said really challenged me. He was talking about serving as a missionary in a tribal area of Indonesia, he had to give up his sense of privacy as everyone followed him and watched him. Activities like bathing, doing devotionals, sleeping were often done [...]