Bearing the Yoke in Your Youth

How can this be "good?"

The best that the world has to offer in this situation goes something like this: “When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade.” But that immediately raises the question: where does the sweet stuff come from? Why did Jeremiah write, “It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth?” (Lamentations […]

Without God on our Side

We encourage you to read Psalm 124, and use this great Psalm to prayer. It is a great comfort in these days. Then, try singing this adaptation to the tune of the well known Thanksgiving hymn, “Now Thank We All Our God.” Without God on our Side Psalm 124 to the tune of “Now Thank […]

Your Angry Acquaintance

Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man you shall not go: Lest you learn his ways; and get a snare to your soul. — Proverbs 22:24-25 How should you respond when you become acquainted with an angry man? Should you make friends with this furious man? The danger of this […]

The Honey Homily

Sufficient Sweetness That’s right. This is a sermon about “sufficient sweetness.” What do you do when your body sends you the “full” signal? Keep right on eating or call a halt? Part of the problem is that we have come to think of eating as a way to be entertained. Now it is clear in […]

A Hymn of Adoption

Joint-heirs with Christ, and Spirit-led
We praise the Trinity
For “Abba, Father!” now we cry
We’re in God’s family
And Jesus calls us “brothers” now
Our fears are put away.
The Spirit of Adoption’s help
Will guide us in the way

Proverbs 21 on Social Networking Online

All references are from Proverbs 21 We all think we are right. But check your thoughts by God’s Word for real wisdom. Helpful hint: Ask “what’s right about this?” before you post it. 2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: But the LORD ponders the hearts. Want to get rich […]

Reading Your Bible

In this new year, I want to encourage you to read your Bible through, so that you can grasp the whole counsel of God. With this goal in mind, I would encourage you to read through this sermon by C.H. Spurgeon. We all think that we understand what it means to “read the Bible,” but […]

Proverbs 20 on Social Networking

Here are a few random thoughts about the use of social networking. In Ecclesiastes, Solomon reminds us that “there is nothing new under the sun,” so consider these thoughts from Proverbs 20 as they relate to social networking (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) Enjoying conflict? Fools meddle to keep strife alive. 3 It is an honor for […]

The Parable of Two Sons, Part 1

The parable of the two sons provides us with remarkable insights into the heart of humanity.