A great history.

One of my favorite things about things about family reunions is hearing the history of our family.  Even now, I will pull out a video of my grandfather telling stories about his youth and the history of our family.  Some of the most memorable are the funny ones.  Then there are the ones that are hard to believeContinue reading “A great history.”

God can revive us!

Our congregation is concluding our spring revival services.  We typically take an opportunity twice a year.  These multiple services are a call to our people to set aside more time for attending corporate prayer, singing, and preaching.  Revival week is a call to other individual spiritual disciplines as well.  We typically do revivals in SpringContinue reading “God can revive us!”

The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:6

As we come to the final verse of the twenty-third Psalm, we find a beautiful conclusion.  The psalmist declares the continuing goodness and mercy of God toward His people.  However, we may wonder what brings about these blessings.  What are the purposes and benefits? “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of myContinue reading “The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:6”

The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:5

In the middle of our chaos, God can provide a space to receive His grace.  The shepherd knows his sheep are weary and hungry in the dark areas of life.  He also knows that in the treacherous terrain that there are dangerous enemies waiting to attack.  Still, in the midst of an uncertain place, theContinue reading “The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:5”

The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:4

The fourth verse of Psalm 23 is very popular and has been quoted by people from different walks of life.  Not just by Christians either.   It is a very relatable verse.  However, this flippant usage of this verse underlies a more damaging notion.  It is an approach called moral therapeutic deism.  What does that mean?  Let’sContinue reading “The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:4”

The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:3

So far, we have seen that in the Lord, we do not lack in the first verse.  In the second verse, we find provision and rest.  As we continue, we see restoration for our souls. “He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” – Psalm 23:3 ThisContinue reading “The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:3”

The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:2

  My wife and I like to tease each other about our different perspectives on a restful vacation.  I think her motto is rush instead rest.  Abbie loves holidays involving Disney and Pigeon Forge.  Lot’s of going and doing.  For myself, look more towards camping and fishing.  I guess we each have a different perspective ofContinue reading “The Lord is my Shepherd – Psalm 23:2”

The Lord is my shepherd – Psalm 23:1

The following series of blog post will explore each verse of the beloved twenty-third Psalm.  These posts are based on a set of sermons I preached through in the summer of 2017.  I pray for your soul to find encouragement, comfort, and challenge through this psalm. Why Psalm 23?  Out of the 150 Psalms, whichContinue reading “The Lord is my shepherd – Psalm 23:1”

Three Reflections on the Old Testament Tabernacle

We recently had the opportunity to co-host a course on the Old Testament Tabernacle in Ashland, Kentucky.  A long-time family friend facilitated the sessions and shared many fantastic points about the Old Testament Tabernacle.  After I few days of reflection, I want to offer three observations from this course.     The Old Testament and allContinue reading “Three Reflections on the Old Testament Tabernacle”