The Bronze Serpent

I want to give you a book that I wrote about ten years ago called The Bronze Serpent: Tethering Your Life to the Cross with Scripture-Based Prayer. I’ve updated it and made it super-easy to download and read on a phone, tablet, computer. It is even print-ready if you want to put it in a 3-ring […]

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The Power of Gratitude

I’m forcing myself not to watch. You know how hard it is to look away when something violent or unseemly is happening on TV. That is kind of how it feels to watch “the news” right now. But I’m really trying not to look. It is not just watching cable or network television coverage of […]

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How Committed Are You to Jesus?

The Great Invitation How would you respond if someone were to ask, “How committed are you to following Jesus?” Some of us might get offended. “What? I’m totally committed. I’d die for him.” Others might not be as confident, but with head hung low, confess, “Sadly, my actions deny the commitment of my words.” What […]

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How to Rest in a Restless World

“Knowing God” Dr. J.I. Packer, who recently was taken from this world into the presence of Jesus at 93-years-old, will be remembered as one of the most influential theologians of the past 100 years. His most well-known and beloved contribution to the church is the book, Knowing God. If you haven’t read it, this would be a great time.  […]

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This Assignment Will Cause You to Live on Your Knees before the Cross

If you have not heard of The Sonship Tongue Assignment, let me introduce you.  Sonship is a discipleship course developed by Dr. Jack Miller and others through the ministry of World Harvest Mission (now called Serge). The emphasis of the course is to help Christians live functionally (vs theoretically) as adopted sons and daughters of God by focusing […]

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With so much focus in the Gospels on Passion Week, there are no recorded events or sayings that take place on Wednesday. Yet we do know this. Jesus was preparing and the Jewish leaders were plotting.  Tomorrow would be the Last Supper, as the Passover is turned into the Lord’s Supper, a visual picture of […]

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On Tuesday, Jesus has an extended encounter with a group of Pharisees and teachers of the law, men who will be the final opposition force to Jesus as the Christ. They eventually will lead the charge to “crucify him.” In the midst of their Passion Week conversation, Jesus tells a parable in Matthew 25:1–13 about […]

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12 And Jesus entered the temple and drove out all who sold and bought in the temple, and he overturned the tables of the moneychangers and the seats of those who sold pigeons. 13 He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a […]

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Try Calling Him Jesus

The Old Testament prophesied the coming of an Anointed One, a Deliverer like Moses who would be born to set his people free — not from an oppressive nation-state but from their sinful-state as traitors before the law of God. As Isaiah proclaimed, “6 For to us a child is born, to us a son […]

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