It’s Pentecost

Next Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. It’s about the only time the Church is somewhat focused on the member of the Trinity we really don’t understand. So… we don’t talk about the Spirit much. If you’re Pentecostal, you are defined by the events of Acts 2, but still may not have a grasp on just WHOContinue reading “It’s Pentecost”

Get Away from Sloppy Worship

6 A son honors a father,and a servant honors his master.But if I’m a father, where is my honor?Or if I’m a master, where is my respect?says the Lord of heavenly forcesto you priests who despise my name.So you say, “How have we despised your name?”7 By approaching my altar with polluted food.But you say,Continue reading “Get Away from Sloppy Worship”

Keeping It Simple: Just Do What He Says

9 The Lord of heavenly forces proclaims: Make just and faithful decisions; show kindness and compassion to each other! 10 Don’t oppress the widow, the orphan, the stranger, and the poor; don’t plan evil against each other! 11 But they refused to pay attention. They turned a cold shoulder and stopped listening. 12 They steeledContinue reading “Keeping It Simple: Just Do What He Says”

Scared Spitless

That means really scared. Habakkuk had that experience. His small book is look inside his prayer journal. At first, he seems pretty ferocious. He’s upset with God. The wicked are getting away with murder, blah, blah, blah. “I’m just going to give God a piece of my mind and see what he does with that!”Continue reading “Scared Spitless”

Tenacious Waiting and Our Millisecond Attention Span

I will take my post; I will position myself on the fortress. I will keep watch to see what the Lord says to me and how he will respond to my complaint. (Hab. 2:1, CEB) We often think we are just THE THING when it comes to walking with God. We’re smarter, faster, more “spiritual”… WeContinue reading “Tenacious Waiting and Our Millisecond Attention Span”

At the End of Ourselves

2 God said, “Take your son, your only son whom you love, Isaac, and go to the land of Moriah. Offer him up as an entirely burned offering there on one of the mountains that I will show you.” 3 Abraham got up early in the morning, harnessed his donkey, and took two of hisContinue reading “At the End of Ourselves”

Repenting of Sin? Or Sorry You Got Caught?

To fear the Lord is to hate evil.I hate pride and arrogance,the path of evil and corrupt speech. (Prov. 8:13, CEB) “Lukewarm people don’t really want to be saved from their sin; they want only to be saved from the penalty of their sin. They don’t genuinely hate sin and aren’t truly sorry for it;Continue reading “Repenting of Sin? Or Sorry You Got Caught?”

God Waits to be Wanted

15 Moses replied, “If you won’t go yourself, don’t make us leave here. 16 Because how will anyone know that we have your special approval, both I and your people, unless you go with us? Only that distinguishes us, me and your people, from every other people on the earth.” 17 The Lord said toContinue reading “God Waits to be Wanted”