Don’t Waste Your Suffering

You’ve likely heard the C.S. Lewis quote, “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to a deaf world.” It’s impossible to mimic the acute focus that suffering provides. It quiets distractions, and quickly reveals who we functionallyContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your Suffering”

Psalm 128: Godliness in the Family

Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,    who walks in his ways! You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;    you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you. Your wife will be like a fruitful vine    within your house;your children will be like olive shoots    around your table.Behold, thus shall the man be blessed    who fears the Lord. The Lord bless you from Zion!    MayContinue reading “Psalm 128: Godliness in the Family”

To Be Disciples, That Make Disciples

“18 And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I haveContinue reading “To Be Disciples, That Make Disciples”

Helping With Missions

Last week, I attended a conference here in Louisville that centered around the importance of missions overseas, and the Gospel message being sent out in all directions. Since I believe God has called me to serve in the local church here in America, I must confess that oftentimes I downplay the importance of overseas missionsContinue reading “Helping With Missions”