Prayer

James

James 1:2 | You do not have because…

The book of James has some harsh words about who we really are and how it impacts our relationship with God. The wonderful part with his harsh plain-spokenness is that it is clear to the one who wants to draw near to […]

Acts

Acts 2:42 | Public Faith

The prevailing ethic of the day in regards to faith goes something like this… “My faith is my own and it is something I keep private.” In the public square, at work, at home, at school, in government, and out shopping there […]

1 Samuel 2:25 | Intercede for Me

I have made mistakes and hurt people. I cringe when some of those events come to mind. What happens when make mistakes are made that reach the court system? The idea of getting wrapped up in court or dealing with police would […]

The Groans of Prayer

Prayer is difficult for me because most of the time I do not like the answer. Even still I know God knows better than me and I have on many occasions been driven to my face on the floor before Him in […]

Daily Devotion: Worship

Worship is a wonderful act of expression toward God. Two parts of worship that are central making it powerful are adoration, which is acknowledging how great God is, and thanksgiving to Jesus because of what he has done. “Let us be thankful, […]

My Prayer for 2016

At the beginning of the last year I was leading a group of youth at a large two day youth conference. Events like this are stressful for me because I am not a fan of crowds. (I know a youth leader that […]

Mark 11:23

This Sunday the Pastor was encouraging the individuals of the Church to “partake” in the Church (2 Peter 1:3-4 ESV). One of the illustrations of the energy, time, and effort needed to be involved in the Church came from Mark 11:23. This […]