The Kingdom of God is Near!

Mark 1:14-15 “The time promised by God has come at last!” he announced. “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!” Mark 1:15 After announcing that God’s time had finally come, Jesus focused the Good News in a few words: “The Kingdom of God is near!” (1:15). But [Read More…]

What Is Better Than Life Itself?

Psalm 63:1-11 Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. Psalm 63:3 Jack Benny was a beloved American entertainer. Though in real life he was an excellent violinist and a generous man, he often played comedic roles in which he was a terrible musician and an extreme penny-pincher. One of Benny’s [Read More…]

Why Do We Worship?

Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! For the LORD Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth. Psalm 47:1-2 Every now and then, I need to be reminded of why I worship. Perhaps you do too. On most Sundays, I gather with God’s people to [Read More…]

Having God as Your Kitchen Cabinet – Inspiration from The High Calling

Psalm 25:1-22 The LORD is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. Psalm 25:14 The phrase “kitchen cabinet” was originally used in a derogatory sense by critics of President Andrew Jackson’s group of intimate advisors. In time, however, the phrase has come to refer to a small group of close [Read More…]