Admit Our Struggle with Unbelief – Romans 4:17-21

ADMIT: What do I need to confess when I forget this about the Lord? Confession:  Lord, how easy it is to waver in unbelief concerning Your promises!  Am I "fully convinced" that you can do what is humanly impossible?  NO! Do I really believe that you can cause your church to grow numerically and spiritually?  … Continue reading Admit Our Struggle with Unbelief – Romans 4:17-21

Adore our Promise-Keeping God – Romans 4:17-21

17 as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. 18 In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, … Continue reading Adore our Promise-Keeping God – Romans 4:17-21

Three Avenues of Spiritual Attack and What To Do About Them

Our church is under spiritual attack. In fact, all churches are under attack. Every single believer in Christ is engaged in a constant, inescapable battle against spiritual degeneracy in three forms:  Our unbelief of God’s word, our lack of forgiveness of others, and our unhumbled pride in what we are and have done. So, I … Continue reading Three Avenues of Spiritual Attack and What To Do About Them

Growing Strong in Faith – Romans 4:17-21

As it is written, "I have made you the father of many nations"--in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist. 18In hope he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he … Continue reading Growing Strong in Faith – Romans 4:17-21

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

Three Primary Forms of Spiritual Attack

Over the past several years, one journal article that has helped me immensely comes from the pen of J.I. Packer entitled "Self-Care for Pastors:  Riches from the Anglican Devotional Tradition."  Packer emphasizes that there are three main avenues of attack against leaders of Christ's church.  All of us are engaged in a constant, inescapable battle … Continue reading Three Primary Forms of Spiritual Attack