Your Life Married to Another

So what does this new life in Christ really look like? If we have been set free from external rules, laws, and obligations. What are we freed to? What difference does the good news and freedom of the gospel really make in our lives? To answer that, we turn to a Scripture that uses a […]

A Rest Promised and a Rest Received

Too often, Christians squabble and bog down in external rules and man-made, arbitrary laws. Whose standard do you have to live up to in order to be holy enough? But the gospel is about Jesus setting us free – free from sin, and free, finally, to live in the rest and transformed life that God offer […]

The Most Important Question You Will Ever Answer

Throughout Scripture, several consistent themes are used to describe our fallen condition away from God: We are “lost,” “blind,” “helpless,” and even “dead.” Seeing that is meant to drive us away from self-reliance and self-salvation. But it is far from a negative picture. Seeing our condition is meant to make us stand in awe of […]

Faith, Desperate for Mercy

We have all experienced times when we are desperately needy, crying out for God to hear, to help. Sometimes, we can be left wondering if He is going to act on our behalf at all. At such times, God invites us to come with our requests. He is, after all, our perfect Father and Savior. […]

Taking Our Food to Go

As we begin to see more and more of the beauty and the goodness of Jesus Christ, as we learn to enjoy worshipping Him in Spirit and in Truth, there can be a great desire to simply stay where we are. To soak up more of the good things, to feast on Him….and to withdraw […]

Worship That God Despises

“The more I study the unfolding history of worship in the Bible, the more I am forced to conclude that many times, when we’re enjoying worship, God is barely enduring it. Man’s glory has replaced God’s glory as the heart of worship. Man’s pleasure has taken precedent over God’s pleasure as the goal of worship. […]

Letting God Re-capture Your Heart

For weeks, we have been asking the question, “What kind of worship is God seeking?”, and we are starting to see what qualities should mark worship that pleases our God. But what about when our hearts have wandered away to other loves and other worship? Where does that lead us? And how does God bring […]