I have always found Jesus’ baptism intriguing yet a bit mysterious. Why did the perfect, sinless Son of God insist on being baptized by John the Baptist, who offered a “baptism of repentance”? I think the answer is actually in the Old Testament!… Read More Why Was Jesus Baptized by John?
It’s no secret parenting is one of life’s great challenges, yet I don’t always remember to pray like I should for fellow parents. Here are ten reminders why we parents with kids at home could use your prayers plus some practical ways to pray.… Read More Pray without ceasing — for parents
There is a large spectrum when it comes to Christians’ convictions and interpretations regarding the Fourth Commandment (“remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy”) and how it may or may not relate to how we spend Sundays. While I am convinced from Scripture that Sunday is a day of rest and worship which is… Read More Practical Ways to Rest on Sundays
Just as preaching is Christ revealed to us in a “Spoken Word”, the sacraments are given to us as a “Visible Word”. Our water baptism visibly portrays and reveals something of God’s work for His people. Recently I preached a sermon on the blessings of baptism and during that study I thought it would be helpful to reflect… Read More The Revelation of Baptism
Imagine you were given the opportunity to meet the Queen of England. It’s likely you wouldn’t wing it, arriving in your favorite comfy outfit to share some personal stories about your family dog. Instead, you’d probably study to find out what you are supposed to do when you were in her presence. Likewise, we should… Read More The Regulative Principle and First Corinthians 11
With the arrival of a new baby comes new challenges like adjusting the other kids to the attention-hogging newbie and pressing on with everyday chores. Then there’s the terrible sleep due to newborns’ dreaded “day-night reversal”. It’s easy to resent those little sleep-stealers, but God can and does redeem even these tiring days for good. Here… Read More Why I’m Grateful Our Baby Messed Up Our Sleep