How Are We Right with God – By Merit or By Mercy? A Devotional Guide through Luke 18:9-14

9 And He also told this parable to some people who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and viewed others with contempt: 10 “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and was praying this to himself: ‘God, I thank You that I … Continue reading How Are We Right with God – By Merit or By Mercy? A Devotional Guide through Luke 18:9-14

Why are we people of the cross?

We cherish the cross of Jesus for many reasons, but one of the fundamental reasons is because of what the cross accomplishes. It saves sinners like us. It reveals the true and living God. It overcomes evil. God's Word paints a vivid, beautiful picture of  the salvation we enjoy because of the cross of Jesus … Continue reading Why are we people of the cross?

The Delight That Removes Distress – 2 Corinthians 8:9

What is distressing to you right now? What is causing you stress? It could be a lingering illness, the shaky economy, joblessness, or spending the holidays with your extended family. How easy it is to succumb to discouragement and depression and to lose hope. How does the Lord strengthen us to face the distressing and … Continue reading The Delight That Removes Distress – 2 Corinthians 8:9

Three Main Avenues of Spiritual Attack

Dr. J.I. Packer is one of my favorite theologians and writers. On many occasions he has brought clarity and insight to the Word of God for me. One article that has been particularly enriching is called "Self-Care for Pastors: Riches from the Anglican Devotional Tradition." In this article, he emphasizes that there are three main … Continue reading Three Main Avenues of Spiritual Attack