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Month: July 2019

Sell Everything?

“There’s one thing you still need to do. Go sell everything you own. Give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come with me.” Jesus in Mark 10:21 Mark tells the story about a rich young man who ran up to Jesus and asked…

What is Repentance?

I came across someone’s definition of repentance on social media the other day. It said, “Repentance Defined: ‘Admit it, quit it, and forget it.’” This is basically how I have understood repentance growing up. As a pastor, I’ve even taught that repentance is basically confessing your sins (1 John 1:9)…

Notable Links – July 18

What Not to Say to Someone With a Drug Addiction https://www.verywellmind.com/what-not-to-say-to-someone-with-a-drug-addiction-22035 In case you want to know what not to say when talking to someone who has an addiction. One in particular that never needs to be said, “You Just Need to Pull Yourself Together!” How millennials replaced religion with…

Sky Daddy Radio – Episode 8: Prayer

Prayer may seem simple. But for me, it is one of the hardest spiritual practices. Here is one of the resources I use in my daily prayer time: http://bcp2019.anglicanchurch.net/index.php/downloads/ Notes: https://www.focusonthefamily.com/faith/faith-in-life/prayer/prayer-has-its-reasonsMatthew 6:9-13 KJV – – Bible Gateway Andrew’s Blog: https://www.andrewterry.org/ Jon’s Blog: https://jon-terry.org/ Music: You Are Joy by Risen: https://www.reverbnation.com/artist/downloads/1037442 Change by (TSA)…

Least of These

Then the ones who pleased the Lord will ask, “When did we give you something to eat or drink? When did we welcome you as a stranger or give you clothes to wear or visit you while you were sick or in jail?” The king will answer, “Whenever you did…

Notable Links – July 11

Nine Traits of a Community-Focused Church Great ideas just in the show notes on how you can impact your community. John Stott’s Daily Prayer Adding this prayer to my morning liturgy. God’s Gracious Gift of the New Birth https://www.samstorms.com/enjoying-god-blog/post/god-s-gracious-gift-of-the-new-birth Reminder that the new birth is more than a change of…

Searching the Lost

“The Son of Man came to look for and to save people who are lost.” Jesus; Luke 19:10 Jesus had a mission when he came to us 2000 years ago. Most emphasize his death. Others emphasize his resurrection. But, how many emphasize Jesus seeking out the lost? This will be…

Who Would Bow?

I don’t normally dream. At least I don’t usually remember my dreams. But this dream was so weird I couldn’t help but remember. I was standing in an elaborate church building similar to ones I’ve seen in movies – large and very ornamental. In the front laid a large creature…