From: October 6, 2018
Scripture for today: Jeremiah 6:16-8:7; Colossians 2:8-23; Psalm 78:1-31; Proverbs 24:26
From: October 7, 2017
From: October 6, 2016
The Psalmist called his generation not to neglect telling the next generation of the “glorious deeds of the Lord.” Certainly, this call is in obedience to God’s Word, which commanded parents to teach their children of Him (Deut. 6:7). Yet, I am convinced that we must also tell them not only what God has done in the past, but also what He has done in our own lives in the present. Tell your children the whole of God’s Word and especially do not “hide” the part of how Jesus Christ saved a sinner like you.
From: October 6, 2015
There are many times as a pastor that I feel as if no one is listening to the Word of God. That my preaching is in vain. That the message of Christ is falling on deaf ears. Yet, every time we give out the Word, someone responds. People respond to God’s Word when we faithfully proclaim it. We may feel that the soil is hard in our day and time, but none of us have been given the call of Jeremiah, who was told to preach with full knowledge that his people would not listen. However, it occurs to me that all preachers have this in common, we are to preach the Word whether people obey or not. Our success is not in how many listen, but in whether we were faithful in proclaiming the Word as it was given to us.
From: October 6, 2014
Human thinking is marred by sin’s mind-twisting effect. And it is further limited by its tiny perspective across time and space. Yet, this does not dissuade its foolish claims for superior wisdom. Paul calls man’s thinking “empty” and “high-sounding nonsense.” Instead, he calls us to place our trust in the revelation of God’s wisdom given in Christ. Christ is the Wisdom and the Power of God (1 Cor. 1:24). For those who would be lifted out of sin’s tangled-thinking and know the renewing of the mind, Christ is the answer.
From: October 6, 2013
Jeremiah is hard reading. Not because of its advanced vocabulary, but because of its message: warning and impending judgment. Yet, it still contains much hope and encouragement for those that would repent. Here, it encourages us to stop following every new and enticing way that we see in our culture. Instead, look for the “ancient paths,” the ones where the saints have trod and left us a sure route to peace. And for us, especially consider the One who walked the Via Dolorosa to Calvary. Follow Him.
From: October 6, 2012
Like many in our modern generation, the people of Judah replied, “No, that’s not the road we want!” Within their lifetimes the land of Judah fell and the people were carried into Babylonian exile. There are “crossroad” moments for every nation and generation. I wonder what our generation will decide. Will they choose the old, godly way or not?
From: October 6, 2011
Have you taught your children about Jesus? Do they know the way of salvation? You cannot delegate this job. Parents, teach your children and your children’s children about God.