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How to Pray for Your Counselees

How to Pray for Your Counselees

9 And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, 10 so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every...
We Celebrate the Death of Jesus

We Celebrate the Death of Jesus

Beloved, Today we celebrate the death of Jesus. Did you catch that odd juxtaposition of words? We celebrate…the death… One of my daughters asked me, “Daddy, why do we call Good Friday ‘good’? Isn’t it the day Jesus died?” What...
O foolish Galatians!

O foolish Galatians!

O Foolish Galatians! We come to this statement in Galatians 3:1. It follows on the heels of a short section in which Paul clearly states that justification is not by works of the law but by faith alone in Jesus Christ. This section concludes with these words, “I do...
Rejoice in Sufferings

Rejoice in Sufferings

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame because God’s love had been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has...