Month: January 2023

  • Make time to Meet

    “One day as Jesus was preaching on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, great crowds pressed in on him to listen to the word of God.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬ ‭NLT‬‬ This might seem like a benign verse, obvious is that we don’t have a deep theological truth that is going to rock our socks off. […]

  • Waiting to share

    10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (‭‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭41‬‬:‭10‬ ‭ESV‬‬) When we are waiting on the Lord, sometimes we are focused more on ourselves and the blessing that Jesus […]

  • Mundane faith open to the miraculous

    “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭27‬:‭14‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Waiting for the Lord means that we are open to His leading. Waiting for Him means that there is the real possibility that He will reveal Himself to those who wait upon Him. Waiting doesn’t just […]

  • Prayer for God’s deliverance from temptation

    13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (‭‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10‬‬:‭13‬ ‭ESV‬‬) Let us pray. Lord of […]

  • Prayer for students taking exams

    “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26‬:‭3‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Let us pray. Lord Jesus, as many students prepare to write exams for the first time, or for the first time in years may you grant them peace. Peace and clarity of mind as they […]

  • Gratitude in the face of temptation

    “for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” ‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1‬:‭7‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Does temptation control you? Does it guide your steps, form your words? When we give up so much of ourselves to a temptation, we start to act in a way to procure or make that […]

  • The temptation of not enough

    “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭13‬ ‭ESV‬‬ In someways it almost seems counter productive to spend so much time talking about temptations but at the same time, if we do not talk about temptation we are doomed to be ill prepared to face them. When we think about […]

  • In the face of temptation, Jesus shines through

    ““Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes!” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭18‬:‭7‬ ‭ESV‬‬ Why are temptations so interesting and mysterious? We think that the things we are tempted by will make us better, fuller, more adequate, which means that somewhere […]

  • Prayer of preparation

    Let’s do something a little different today. As we pray I want us to take some time to examine our hearts, to examine our minds, and to examine our souls. This coming Sunday we are going to look at Luke 4:1-13 “And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led […]

  • Prayer for Clarity

    Let us pray. Lord of clarity, give us sight to see you in these tumultuous times. Lord of clarity help us to hear You in the busyness of conflicting messages. Lord of life help us to confront the erroneous in our lives. Lord of life we seek You and not the simplicity of comfort. Lord […]