Praying the Psalms (Psalm 5) (We Pray to You)

Where shall I direct my prayers? Only to you, Lord. Only You understand. You hear and you do right. Not only do you hear my prayers, but even my cries. I groan for relief for this earth, this country and your people. All of creation is groaning today and it’s no different than yesterday. WeContinue reading “Praying the Psalms (Psalm 5) (We Pray to You)”

Contend For Your Children!

There seems to be no shortage of both prodigals and wayward children these days and it’s freaking parents out. Having three children of our own, my wife and I care deeply about this issue. As our kids get older the realities of this sinful world become more and more apparent. We already know the worldContinue reading “Contend For Your Children!”

Through The Cross, Killing The Hostility

It’s necessary to recall from time to time that you were not always a Christian; to look back and remember your past alienation from Christ and the spiritual wealth you’ve come to cherish because of grace. Paul told the Ephesians, “Remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth ofContinue reading “Through The Cross, Killing The Hostility”

Sin is out of the Question (Mortification of Sin)

“Do you mortify; do you make it your daily work; be always at it whilst you live; cease not a day from this work; be killing sin or it will be killing you.” – John Owen, The Mortification of Sin Hyper grace is a movement which views the sacrifice of Christ for sins past, presentContinue reading “Sin is out of the Question (Mortification of Sin)”

A Circumsized Heart is a Life of Sin Forsaken

Five times in Genesis 17 the Lord says these words, “my covenant”. Two chapters earlier we see a scene unfold that is so peculiar, so outrageous, that without some nudging in the right direction, you could very well get lost. It went like this. Abram was having a hard time believing God, as so manyContinue reading “A Circumsized Heart is a Life of Sin Forsaken”