Have you ever wondered what it’s like for God to talk to someone? What would he say? What is God interested in talking about? Certainly not the weather, or who won the game, or what was on TV last night…but what? Five men found out. The first was a nomad named Abram (later renamed Abraham). The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your … Continue reading What to expect when God talks to you
After getting in to Trinity and winning a scholarship, I had that “on top of the world” feeling for about three weeks. But reality has begun to set in, and despite God’s obvious hand in the process there are still some big unanswered questions. Yes, my tuition and housing are covered, but how are we going to afford food? And clothing? And diaper wipes? And all the … Continue reading Faith muscle
One of my boys has the bad habit of saying “No” to trying anything new. For instance, a couple days ago I tried to show him how to pour his own water. He was immediately resistant. I tried to gently hold his hands on the pitcher. “We’ll do it together,” I said. He pulled his hands away. That’s not the end of the story because … Continue reading Don’t let fear stop you from yogurt
As I put our two older kids to bed a few nights ago, it struck me how easy it was: tell them to get in bed, pray, say goodnight, turn off the light and close the door. But it wasn’t always that easy. Until our oldest was over a year old, he woke up every 45 – 60 minutes, often screaming. We didn’t know what … Continue reading Thank God for little things…like sleep
Can we love God with our lips but not our lives? Jesus gave a clear answer in Matthew 15. In this audio we look at what it actually means to love God. -Jake Where is your heart? Matthew 15: 7-20 You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you, for he wrote, 8 ‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are … Continue reading Where is your heart?
John 15:12-14. This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. How did Jesus love his disciples? 1. He chose them. “You didn’t choose me. I chose you…” John 15:16a “Не вы избрали Меня, а … Continue reading No greater love