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The Three Directions Worship Looks

Some churches are highly interactive between worshipers in their worship services while other churches prefer to go vertical and focus only on Jesus. Some might argue that one model is to be preferred over the other, but I argue for both. In fact, I see corporate worship looking in three directions: up, around, and within. My model for this comes from the worshiping seraphim at the throne of God. Here’s how John described their worship: “The four living creatures,each having six wings, were full of eyes around and within. And they do not rest day or night, saying:  ‘Holy, holy, holy,  Lord … READ MORE...

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Entropy

The dictionary defines entropy as a gradual decline into disorder. The word points to the tendency of everything in the universe to ultimately die and become inert. In other words, everything in … READ MORE...

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Reap the Whirlwind

Let me share with you the Scripture that is at the front of my heart as I’m stepping into 2018. It’s Hosea 8:7, “They sow the wind, and reap the whirlwind.” God was confronting idolatry through … READ MORE...

Jesus in Job

22 WAYS TO FIND JESUS IN THE BOOK OF JOB

Some people struggle with the book of Job because, when they look at the life of Jesus, they can’t find anything in the ministry of Jesus that corresponds to Job’s story. They decide, therefore, that they can’t find Jesus in the book of Job. But I think … READ MORE...

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NEW FILM: SONS AND BASTARDS

This book this film is based on celebrates God’s goodness to chasten. It will help you make sense of inexplicable trials, strengthen your resolve to endure, and reveal how chastening can qualify us for a higher entrustment in the kingdom. By the time the … READ MORE...

TREE

THE RIGHTEOUS ARE LIKE A TREE

The righteous are likened to trees in several Scriptures, and specifically to a palm tree in Psalm 92:12, “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree, he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.” Palm trees grow in tropical climates, under conditions that would … READ MORE...

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WHY DOESN’T THE BIBLE MENTION MASTURBATION?

With this blog I’m stepping onto some very tender territory and tackling a gripping question that many have wondered about. We know that masturbation has been with the human race from the beginning, and that it has certainly been on God’s radar. Why, then, did … READ MORE...

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APOLOGIZING FOR GOD

The other day, as I was preparing to speak at a certain Christian event, I began to apologize to the Lord in a manner I had done several times before. I said things like, “I’m sorry, Lord, that I have so little to offer you. I have such a limited message. The … READ MORE...

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BEEN BURNED BY SIN?

One day when I was a young child, I was standing by an outdoor bonfire and noticed a potato sack that was burned in the fire. The way it burned, the ashes had maintained the shape of the sack, and the sack appeared still to be intact. Because of my childlike … READ MORE...