Struggling for Thankfulness This Year?

This year has been a strange one, and I wonder as you reflect back on all the hardship of 2020 whether you are struggling to find reasons to give thanks. Traditionally, Christmas is the holiday that gets all the songs and carols and hymns. November 1st, radios start dusting off the ol’ yuletide catalog. ButContinue reading “Struggling for Thankfulness This Year?”

Easter & Holy Week Scripture Memory Guide

This seven-day guide will help you celebrate Easter wherever you find yourself. Each day of Holy Week is paired with a verse from Romans 8. Over the course of the week, you will memorize one additional verse, totaling 7 verses. As you will see, each verse connects with events from the life of Jesus leadingContinue reading “Easter & Holy Week Scripture Memory Guide”

Guard Your Steps into 2019

Tomorrow we will enter the year 2019. 2019. It doesn’t matter how bad the previous year is, at New Year’s we all hope for better. It’s a time for confetti and champagne and resolutions and hope. It’s funny really. We’ve picked an arbitrary day from our calendar year and agreed to designate it as theContinue reading “Guard Your Steps into 2019”

Satisfied in Giving Thanks

This week, I’ve been meditating on Paul’s seemingly straightforward and simple command to the Colossians: “And be thankful” (3:15). The word and reminded us of our privilege to offer thanksgiving as a continual refrain to what God has done for us in Christ. Be showed us the impossibility of thankfulness without regeneration and renewal. It’s our presenceContinue reading “Satisfied in Giving Thanks”

Christ, Our Thanks-Giver

This Thanksgiving season, a short sentence from Paul’s letter to the Colossians has been stuck in my head: “And be thankful” (Colossians 3:15). In a previous post, we explored the first word and. And encouraged us to see how thanksgiving is related to every aspect of the Christian life. There is always room for more,Continue reading “Christ, Our Thanks-Giver”

Thanksgiving: The One Thing We Add to the Gospel

Every year as the holidays approach, I take a break from whatever book I’m preaching through and turn to something completely different. For instance, last year I preached a series entitled “A Very Reformed Christmas”, preaching a text from the Christmas narrative each week of Advent and pairing it with one of the five solasContinue reading “Thanksgiving: The One Thing We Add to the Gospel”