The Power to Descend

Adapted from Oswald Chambers, Morning and Evening, October 1 “After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain by themselves to be alone. He was transfigured in front of them” (Mark‬ ‭9:2‬‬‬). Most have had those times on the spiritual mountain where we get to see things from … Continue reading The Power to Descend

Works DO Matter – 2 Peter 1:5-11

Works did afford salvation. Not our works - Just Jesus' works. BUT, our works matter; not only for growth in Christ, but for a slew of other reasons. See paraphrase below: Virtue + knowledge + self-control + steadfastness, + godliness + brotherly affection + love = "confirmation of your calling", "entrance into Jesus' kingdom", "hope … Continue reading Works DO Matter – 2 Peter 1:5-11

The Dude Abides: Ambition

I'm reading a book right now by Dave Harvey called Rescuing Ambition. The main point of the book is that ambition by itself is not sinful but ambition that leads to idolatry is. The difference between selfish ambition and selfless ambition is whether the Goal is behind God, or if God is behind the goal. … Continue reading The Dude Abides: Ambition

B-side Myself

Grew up in pastors home (check) Went to Christian school (check) Only missed church a handful of times in whole life (check) Went to Bible College (check) Married another pastor's kid (check) Begat 5 pastor's kids of my own (check) Have only ever been in ministry vocationally (check) Finally received assurance of salvation (check) It … Continue reading B-side Myself