A Simple Prayer for Parents

Part of the Scripture in today's reading in The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms is Psalm 102:28. "The children of your servants will live in your presence; their descendants will be established before you.” Here is a simple prayer I wrote for parents and grandparents to internalize and use: … Continue reading A Simple Prayer for Parents

The Majesty of a Forgiving Father

Psalm 130:4 sets forth one of the greatest discoveries that we can ever make: “With you (the LORD) there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.” According to John Stott, this verse “contains a beautiful balance because its first part brings assurance to the despairing, while its second part sounds a warning to the presumptuous.” How … Continue reading The Majesty of a Forgiving Father

Reflections on Jesus’ New Commandment

In his booklet on John 13:34-35 entitled “The Mark of a Christian,” Francis Shaeffer called love ‘the final apologetic.’ The love of Christians for one another should be the distinguishing mark by which the world recognizes us as followers of Jesus. Such mutual interest in and concern for each other will arrest the attention of … Continue reading Reflections on Jesus’ New Commandment

A Wonderful 75 Minute Investment in Your Marriage or Future Marriage

"Cultivating a Healthy Marriage: Part One" The above link will lead you to a recording of a seminar led by Tim and Kathy Keller. Presently, it is free to download from the Redeemer Presbyterian Church's resource website. If I could only recommend one resource to couples for marriage enrichment or marriage preparation, this would be … Continue reading A Wonderful 75 Minute Investment in Your Marriage or Future Marriage

A Guide for Cultivating Your Relationship with the Lord

Over the years, I have had the privilege of helping believers and new believers learn how to cultivate and begin a relationship with the Lord through simply reading and reflecting on his Word. If you have teenagers or kids at home, you would especially benefit from reading through the book of Proverbs. The average month … Continue reading A Guide for Cultivating Your Relationship with the Lord

Maundy Thursday and the Mark of a Christian

The Mark of the Christian (John 13:31-38) The text upon which this teaching outline is based is normally assigned to Maundy Thursday. The Latin word for commandment is mandatum. This commandment that Jesus gave was the old commandment with which Moses himself summarized the whole law, but Jesus made it new by highlighting three things: … Continue reading Maundy Thursday and the Mark of a Christian