God is Good

“For the LORD is good; His loving-kindness is everlasting and His faithfulness to all generations.”~Psalm 100:5 God is good. He is far better than we think He is. Too often we reduce God’s goodness to a fun little catchphrase frequently repeated in church on Sundays: “God is good all the time and all the time God …

Missio Dei

“The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it” ~Psalms 24:1  God is a missionary God. His very nature is missional. The church only discovers the mission of God as it is gathered into the life of God. More than ever, it appears the church has misplaced …

Return to Joy

You cannot afford to live without joy. The culture of heaven is established in celebration. Scripture contains various commands for us to rejoice. Giving thanks is good for the soul. It creates an inner territory that isn’t easily affected by external circumstances. All of heaven rejoices in the presence of God. As Kingdom heirs, we …

Precedent of Love

Whenever God says something for the first time He sets a precedent. When God sets a precedent His ways are known forever. Scripture provides numerous examples of God setting a precedent with His people. The joy of discovering deeper revelation through the written Word is realizing that God’s promises toward us have always been “Yes …

Thy Kingdom Come

“Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight” (Mark 1:3). John the Baptist echoed the words of the Prophet Isaiah as he preached a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. He was announcing the coming of a new way of understanding life in relation to God. It wasn’t that God’s Kingdom …