Belong Before Believe

What are some of the most important values you try to live by? Honesty? Integrity? Hard Work? Values serve an important purpose in our lives. They help describe the kind …

My Gifts & Another’s Maturity

God’s main goal for us is to become like Jesus. Every other goal is connected to that one. Ephesians 4:1-17 shows us what we need to reach that goal: we …

Coaching and Playing

The 3rd tension we must learn to manage as we follow Christ is the tension of Coaching and Playing. The best coaches are the ones who have played, or are …

Better To Receive Than to Give

Psalm 132 is one of the many songs with a rich story behind it. Aren’t most songs like that? The Psalm directs the singer to remember King David, and his …

Out of the Depths

The cry of Psalm 130 is from “the depths”. Have you ever been in “the depths”? In other words, have you ever hit “rock bottom”? Are you there now? Psalm …

God Has The Last Word In Our Suffering

The hope of Psalm 129 is that suffering won’t have the last word but that God will. As God’s people, we will find ourselves suffering precisely because of our connection …

The Way Into His Blessing

Ever sought someone’s blessing? Did you ask your wife’s father for her hand before proposing? Ever had one of your kids ask for your blessing? Every approached your manager at …

Riding Piggyback on the Almighty

We don’t want to live a life that is meaningless. We all want to pour our lives into something that has lasting value. That’s the subject of Psalm 127. Psalm …

A Posture and a Plea

Psalm 123 offers us a posture and a plea. The poster is that of a servant. The plea is for mercy. Psalm 123 is written to remind us as God’s …

Worship: Homecoming

It’s a pretty common cliche to say, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey that matters.” Not to an Israelite. To an ancient Israelite, the journey was important, but so …