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Posts from July 2017

Wedding Sermon

One of my favorite things to do is preach at weddings. There, we get a glimpse of the heavenly wedding banquet. Tim Keller likes to use the illustration of a wedding couple dressed in all the regalia and standing before a pastor as a metaphor for the Church standing before Christ one day. As radiant…

Daily Grind or Daily Calling?

Someone once told me that there is no such thing as an easy job. Every job is difficult in some manner, and the one thing that could help override those difficult moments is a sense of call. Without a calling, we can become very disconnected from our work. It becomes a “daily grind,” instead of…

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Psalm 139 reveals to us that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. I once read the┬ápassage and thought to myself, “Am I wonderfully full of fear?” Oh the troubles of reading into words too much! Thanks be to God that this is not what it means to be made fearfully and wonderfully. In the study…

The First Things of the Spirit

I spent a good number of years chasing after “Holy Spirit experiences.” I joined different types of prayer groups and ministries. I attended a variety of different conferences and gatherings to experience the Holy Spirit’s power and presence in the ways that I read about in the book of Acts and in Jesus’ ministry. I…