When we hear the word "idolatry," many of us think of ancient peoples bowing down to man-made statues. In Exodus 20:3 God says, “You shall have no other gods before me.” No other gods? Check. No problem there! But our understanding of idolatry might be too narrow. Here’s how I define modern idolatry. It’s giving first … Continue reading Modern idols?
Do you want to be spiritually “fed”? If so, here’s a newsflash. People today have more access to spiritually-enriching resources than at any other time in human history. A hundred years ago, if you wanted to learn more about your faith, in addition to calling on God and engaging in the traditional spiritual disciplines, you … Continue reading Being spiritually “fed” in 2018
When I’m meeting with someone and we’re about to pray, I often ask them what we should pray about. One of the most common answers is to not sweat the small stuff. I get that. Sometimes it’s easy to let something small get blown out of proportion and take over our brain. To help out … Continue reading Don’t get worked up about $20
Hebrews 12:2 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus” (NIV) Today's Thought A lot of people think that pastors never fall into the same ruts they do. Since we’re always talking about prayer and community and love, many people think that we never have dry spells in our faith. That’s just untrue. I will, however, … Continue reading Getting out of a rut
Matthew 7:7 "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you." (NIV) Today's Thought Have you ever talked to someone about a doubt you were struggling with but the response you got back was, "You just have to have more faith"? I have. … Continue reading Doubt is a comma