discipleship

Inhibiting True Worship

Jun 18, 2019 | Posted by in Church, discipleship, theology, worship | 0

When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple courts He found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. So He made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; He scattered the coins of the moneyRead more …

Great and Good

Jun 13, 2019 | Posted by in discipleship, knowing God, theology | 0

Scientists used to think that the observable universe had about 200 billion galaxies. Now they believe that estimate is quite low. It’s also estimated that there are between 100-200 billion stars within our galaxy alone. Our sun is a modest star and travels in an orbit at 500,000 miles per hour, taking 250 million years to orbitRead more …

Don’t You Know?

Aug 4, 2017 | Posted by in discipleship, knowing God, The Bible, theology | 0

For the past few months at church, we’ve been studying my favorite Old Testament book (and perhaps my favorite in the whole Bible), Isaiah. It’s my favorite for countless reasons, but these are my top: The passage the Lord used to give me assurance, comfort and strengthen my faith during the years which I wasRead more …

Lenten Exercise Weeks 5 & 6

Mar 14, 2016 | Posted by in discipleship, Jesus, knowing God, Lent | 0

I enjoy using Biola University’s Lent Project. I read this one early on last week and it fit so well with last week’s Lent Challenge of combating the Seven Deadly Sins: avarice (greed) vs. generosity. But it actually applies to this week (gluttony) as well.   The parables of the Pearl and Hidden Treasure (Matt. 13:44-46),Read more …

Living Out of a Place of Rest, part 1

Apr 15, 2015 | Posted by in discipleship, Jesus, knowing God, OM Arts | 1

Back in January, OM Arts began its seventh year. We began talking about the biblical concept of the Sabbath—Shmita—year. In Leviticus 25, the LORD instituted the seventh year as a year of rest or release (“shmita”) for the land. The Israelites were not to sow, prune, or harvest, but to allow the land to rest. If they askedRead more …