Pastor’s Post

Oh where, oh where, is private prayer?

Lately I’ve been convicted about my lack of private prayer. Taking in God’s word is no problem for me, but spending time in prayer often is. What bothers me most about my lack of prayer is that it reflects a spirit of self-sufficiency, pride, and lack of dependence on Almighty God for all things. Yet…

No Easy Way Out

Is there any cross in your Christianity? This question, posed by J.C. Ryle in his classic, Holiness, came to me at a critical time — right on the heels of my reading Proverbs 24:10, “If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.” Christianity — real Christianity, that is — is by…

Live Like You’re Dying

… because you are. “For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away” (James 4:14). “Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity…” (Eph. 5:15-16a). Over the desk of my study hangs a large,…