Three Reasons Why A Morning Spiritual Routine is Important

Psalm 5 (ESV) – Give ear to my words, O Lord; consider my groaning.  Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.  O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.   For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may …

Finding Relief Through Emotional Circumstances

Psalm 4 – 1 Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer! 2 O men, how long shall my honor be turned into shame?   How long will you love vain words and seek after lies? Selah   3 But know that the Lord has set apart the …

Bad Days Come and Go, But God is Good

1 O LORD, how many are my foes! Many are rising against me; 2 many are saying of my soul, “There is no salvation for him in God.” Selah 3 But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. 4 I cried aloud to the LORD, and he answered me from his holy hill. …

The First Impressions Team at Your Church

This post is part of a larger paper I am writing, but I would appreciate your thoughts on this section. ———– As guests come into our church, we have a small amount of time to make our initial relational connection with them.  According to a 2011 report, visitors make their decision about a new church in the first ten minutes …

Four Way to Escape Contempt – Psalm 2

The world has become a scary place for many people.  Terrorism is a world-wide epidemic.  Disease and hungry spreads more daily.  Morals and values have ceased to exist.  Leaders of countries give some executive orders that are not allowed by law.  While other executive orders are overturned by the interpretation of a judge.  There is conspiracy in governments throughout the …