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Resting in His Work

This past Wednesday, I went to the hospital to get a minor surgery done on my left foot. It was to remove an unknown soft tissue mass that had formed on the left side of the joint where my pinky toe meets my foot. I was prepped for surgery. The doctor told me that I…

How Can We Be “Here”?

For a moment, we were free! So we like to joke around about. Pastor Isaiah and I went to an ice cream store this past week to spend a moment together in the midst of so much going on. This was made possible because my mother-in-law is in town visiting us and surprisingly, our two…

Vision for Gospel Renewal

Vision. Visioning is powerful. This is because we are powerfully affected by the things that we see. When we bring focus to a certain goal and do whatever it takes to get there, we are able to discard the distractions and avoid unnecessary detours. We are able to arrive at our destinations with efficiency and…

The Story of Our Lives

What is the story of your life? Does your past shape your present? Certainly it does, but does it determine your future? Not for those who believe in Jesus Christ. For we have a future that is secure in the promises of God. In Christ, every promise of God is: “yes” and “Amen.” This means…

“Give Me Jesus”

In the morning when I rise, in the morning when I rise In the morning when I rise, give me Jesus Give me Jesus, give me Jesus You can have all this world Give me Jesus When I am alone, oh when I am alone, Oh when I am alone, give me Jesus When I…

The Names of God

In the Bible, names play an important role of telling some kind of characteristic or aspect of a person. In our daily lives, names sometimes go by unnoticed. Especially so of the process and meaning by which cultures of the past and of today have given names to children. One of the strangest stories I…

Glory to Glory

The first time that I heard the phrase, from glory to glory, I thought that I heard a magical formula that promised me a life of greatness. I was just a teenager at the time and as I heard the pastor say that God will take us from glory to glory, I imagined God taking…

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…