Tag Archives: Humility / Brokenness / Spiritual Poverty

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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Honoring God in Counseling Others

Like everybody else this side of the Garden of Eden, I have a serious sin problem. One of my particularly well-traveled sinful paths is an arrogant pride that can far too often be harsh and unfairly critical of others. God has been working on … Continue reading

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Just as you received Christ, so walk in Him

To the Christian, specifically my fellow seminary students… A sermon manuscript on Colossians 2:6-7, prepared for my homiletics class at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Introduction Close your eyes. Think back to the first memory you have of knowing Christ. Can … Continue reading

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Best… Dinner… Ever

In reading Luke this week, I saw something that struck me in a new way that I thought I’d share. In Luke 18, Jesus tells a parable about two men who came to the temple to pray. He specifically calls out that … Continue reading

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The Love of God… Overcomes Obstacles

“We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” — Romans 8:28 NIV Life is just plain hard. Things go wrong all the time. There are … Continue reading

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If I do not wash you, you have no share with me

In the Bible, chapters 13-17 of the Gospel of John are entitled by scholars as “the upper room discourse”. The scene is Jesus’ last supper with the 12 disciples – His closest friends. This meal takes place the day before … Continue reading

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The Garden of Gethsemane

The Garden of Gethsemane was not at all what I pictured from reading about it in the Bible. I imagined a vast apple orchard, where Jesus was betrayed in the midst of flowering trees and green meadowy grass. Maybe a … Continue reading

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