Mid-Week Moment | 10.3.2018

Mid-Week Moment | 10.3.2018

SERMON REFLECTION I continue to mull over Adam’s question about how I use the power I have. Do I use it to bless others or build up myself? Do I use it to point people to the Lord or attract attention to me? Honestly, my answers are mixed. Power comes in many...
Mid-Week Moment | 9.26.2018

Mid-Week Moment | 9.26.2018

SERMON REFLECTION Micah 2:12-13 pictures the Lord as the Shepherd who provides and protects, and the King who leads. It is written to a group of people who will soon face tremendous distress. It’s amazing how often sorrow and joy go together. They come from seeing the...
Mid-Week Moment | 9.19.2018

Mid-Week Moment | 9.19.2018

SERMON REFLECTION Micah 2 describes the greedy as laying awake at night thinking abut how to exploit others for their gain. Someone challenged me a few years ago with a convicting question: where does your mind go when it is at rest? Where it goes can be an indicator...
Mid-Week Moment | 9.12.2018

Mid-Week Moment | 9.12.2018

SERMON REFLECTION What do I fear would happen if I lost your approval? My gut-level fear is that I could not bear the humiliation, that I would feel insignificant and worthless to a degree that would paralyze me. Or something like that. How do I know approval is an...
Mid-Week Moment | 9.6.2018

Mid-Week Moment | 9.6.2018

SERMON REFLECTION One of the application ideas from this Sunday was to share Romans 8 with someone who needs it. I put the last part of Romans 8 in a text to a friend going through a difficult time the other day. I trust that the Lord’s Word will not return void. If...
Mid-Week Moment | 8.29.2018

Mid-Week Moment | 8.29.2018

SERMON REFLECTION I was challenged by the thought that my adoption as a child of God should shape how I pray, worship, and the motives for my Christian life. Too often I treat my adoption as secondary. I want to be more aware each day of the fact that I am God’s...