Tag Archives: Humility / Brokenness / Spiritual Poverty

Only the Empty will be Full

A sermon manuscript on Luke 18:9-30, prepared for Life Bridge Community Church (recorded audio | sermon notes) Introduction A few years back, I wanted to put together a special dinner for my wife Faith for her birthday. I had dinner planned, … Continue reading

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Uganda Theological Reflection #1: What is Success?

Success and “Development” Our first week in Uganda, while staying at Uganda Christian University, we attended a symposium on development. As I shared in that day’s journal post, Ugandans are heavily invested in “development.” By this they mean, in my … Continue reading

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Love Me More

I don’t know if anyone can understand what it means to be a Christian if they don’t relate to this song. Every single line in it tells the story of the gospel. If you aren’t amazed that God would want … Continue reading

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A Prayer of the Christian Life

This is the concluding from The Life of God in the Soul of Man by Henry Scougal, amplified and modernized, shared in the hope that it is as convicting and instructive to you as it was to me. Let us resolve … Continue reading

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Remember the poor, and honor God

Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors Him. (Proverbs 14:31) Jesus said there will always be those who are poor (Matthew 26:11). He insisted that we should invite the poor to our … Continue reading

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What Mary Teaches Us About Worship

“My soul magnifies the Lord, And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, For he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed; For he who is mighty … Continue reading

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What Joseph Teaches Us About Poverty

My wife’s favorite Christian music artist is Todd Agnew. And I have to say that I absolutely love his music too. His songs are clearly written from a preacher’s heart, draw deeply from Scripture, and therefore paint vivid lyrical pictures … Continue reading

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