Time for Battle (Joshua 10:6-8)

Time for Battle (Joshua 10:6-8)

Time for Battle (Joshua 10:6-8) Last month we considered Joshua 10:1-5 and how Adoni-zedek’s fear of Joshua and Israel and their new peace with Gibeon led him to form a coalition of pagan kings to fight against God rather than seek God’s mercy. This month I would like...
Weaned from Self

Weaned from Self

Weaned from Self Beloved, What would it look like to live weaned from SELF? To be sure, Christians want to live weaned from the world, but what about self? David presents this reality in Psalm 131 (many thanks to David Powlison here).. Psalm 131:1-3 O LORD, my heart...
What do you need most when treated worst?

What do you need most when treated worst?

What do you need most when treated worst? Beloved, What do you need most when treated worst? When you are degraded by people, demeaned by others, dismissed by society… what is your hope?  Where is your solution?What do you need to live well under such hard...
What is your life worth?

What is your life worth?

Our culture is one of social media posts, selfies, and a steady diet of self.  Advertisements, TV shows, and movies serve up an almost constant stream of self-gratification and comfort. We are told to seek our own individual happiness and comfort and to dismiss anyone...
Forget about Yourself

Forget about Yourself

I recently came across a quote by C. S. Lewis that has stuck with me for several days and has come to mind more times than I can remember.   It is found in his book Mere Christianity in Book III, chapter 8, “The Great Sin.” The great sin to which Lewis is referring is...