Preaching, Without Preaching

“And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 “Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!     Praise befits the upright.” Psalm 33:1 There is a power emitted from a life of joy. We can see it and hear it in the lives of joy transformed people; many others, not so much. […]

Wardrobe Necessities

“But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires.” Romans 13:14, ESV Some verses are like this. When the Holy Spirit touches it, it will expand and broaden out into a theological treatise. It is remarkably potent as verses go. We certainly do well examining it closer. Just […]

Pearl Grey With Jaggedy Edges

A simple doggerel quickly written down in an inconvenient moment came like a blast, and as soon as it came, it left. I was thinking of the ordinariness of God’s grace, and our apprehension of it. It passes over us, and lest we fail to reach out for it, it will pass us by. We must […]

The Real God-pleaser

“Brothers and sisters, we urge you in the name of the Lord Jesus to live in a way that pleases God, as we have taught you. You live this way already, and we encourage you to do so even more.” 1 Thessalonians 4:1, NLT We live to pleasure God. This is the way of the Christian […]