“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” – A. W. Tozer

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The love of God for you

Heaven waited and watched in anticipation of the birth of a child. It was a child that God had thought about long before the child entered this world. It was a child God loved immeasurably, with every ounce of His infinite love. It was a…
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The purpose of marriage

  Marriage continues to be under attack in our culture. From changing definitions of marriage to same-sex unions to a still-climbing divorce rate, some see marriage as a failed institution, a relic of an antiquated belief system. And…

Opportunity for worship – O Magnum Mysterium

I wanted to pass along one final opportunity for worship this holiday season. O Magnum Mysterium was composed by Morten Lauridsen, one of America’s most performed composers, and my primary composition instructor when I studied at the University…

Linus, his blanket, and the meaning of Christmas

I just came across this article on crosswalk.com about a moment in A Charlie Brown Christmas I had never noticed before: In that climactic scene when Linus shares “what Christmas is all about,” he drops his security blanket, and I am now…
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Teach us to pray

  John Piper has produced a beautiful new video on the Lord’s Prayer titled “Teach Us to Pray.” It’s about 4 minutes long and is a great opportunity for worship. I encourage you to watch it.

Why You Should Be Praying the Psalms

  I have been a big proponent of praying the Psalms for many years. A recent article by Donald Whitney titled “Why You Should Be Praying the Psalms” offers some practical reasons why praying the Psalms can be a great help to you.…
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The lost coin

  In Luke 15, Jesus tells three stories to describe his love for the lost, and how far he is willing to go to restore them. His first story was about a shepherd and a lost sheep. This time He uses the example of a woman and a lost coin. “Or…
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Restoring the lost sheep

(This is the third in a series of posts on the Parable of Luke 15. You can read the previous posts here and here.) In the last post we talked about the immense value of the one lost sheep to the shepherd, and saw that this is a picture…