The Spirit and Gifts

Today’s Reading: Numbers 22-25; Psalm 53-54; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13:13 Let’s be honest, how many of us have seriously contemplated the craziness that are the spiritual gifts? The God of the universe actually gives supernatural giftings to His people. In scripture we see people healing others, performing miracles, speaking in tongues or other languages, etc. We […]

The Discipline of Confession: Part Two

Sorry for the delay on this post! Last Saturday, I talked a little bit about the discipline of confession and how we actively have to come before God and one another regularly in confessing where it is we have fallen short. The blessed reality of confession is that for the Christian it is accompanied by […]

The Discipline of Confession

Today’s Readings: Numbers 16-17; Psalm 51:1-7; 1 Corinthians 10:1-22 I don’t think anyone likes to confess. The next two posts I think will be about confession and why it is we must continue to practice confession. In a lot of ways, confession is a discipline. It’s not just something you do when you have done […]

“But that’s my right!”

Today’s Readings: Numbers 14:13-15:41; Psalm 50:10-23; 1 Corinthians 9 As Americans, we have certain unalienable rights that were written into our nation’s founding documents. They are rights that others may not infringe upon and may not limit us in exercising. In the movie The Pursuit of Happiness, featuring Will Smith, Chris Gardner is a dad who […]

Fully Devoted

Today’s Readings: Numbers 12-14:12; Psalm 50:1-9; 1 Corinthians 7:25-8:13 It’s not all the time that we can find a unifying theme between all of our readings. So what does Israel’s spying out the land of Canaan, a psalm and a whole deal about virgins/the unmarried have to do with devotion to God? simple: devotion is […]

Quail and Fire

Today’s Readings: Numbers 10-11; Psalm 49; 1 Corinthians 7:1-24 I don’t remember growing up getting participation trophies. I don’t know if that was a thing but I just can’t remember it or if we actually didn’t have them in the sports and activities I was a part of. I feel like youth sports often gets […]

Lampstands, Levites and Lawsuits, Oh My!

Today’s Reading: Numbers 8-9; Psalm 48; 1 Corinthians 5-6 Scripture speaks and interprets other areas within Scripture. This is one of the principles for good bible reading that we need to understand as we seek to better understand the content and implications of the Bible. Side note: I watched an interview between Rick Warren and […]

What if we lived like God was King?

Today’s Readings: Numbers 7; Psalm 46-47; 1 Corinthians 4 Because of our current (although flawed, we are very blessed to have it) government system, the concept of monarchy is one that gives us a weird rub. We are used to having our voices heard. We are used to voicing our opinions (whether valid or not). […]

Building what matters

Today’s Reading: Numbers 5-6; Psalm 45; 1 Corinthians 2-3 Time is a really precious commodity. We don’t have an infinite amount of time (on this side of heaven that is) a what we do in this life has eternal significance and consequences. If I spend my entire life doing something that doesn’t matter, then I’ve […]