4.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Abundant Life

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In John 10:10 ESV, Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” Let’s talk about “abundant” today. But first, I want to share a bit about the founder of Living Waters Ministries, Ray Comfort, who has a powerful sermon on the misconception that often accompanies … Continue reading 4.16.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Abundant Life

4.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Greed Beyond Money

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• For most of my life, I’ve been a collector. I don’t collect much anymore, but at various times, I’ve collected thimbles, coffee mugs, sheep, dolphins, and movie / book memorabilia. At some point in the world of collecting, it becomes more about the thrill of the hunt than the actual item acquired. Don’t get me wrong; I have things in … Continue reading 4.7.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Greed Beyond Money

4.6.18 Prayer & Praise Prompt: Friendship with Jesus

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• In long-term relationships we have with friends, family, and our spouse, at some point – they know all our stories. Those are the best relationships. Those are the ones we lean on the most, right? When it comes to our relationship with Jesus, He already knows all our stories too. Even the stories that are yet to come. Yet, He … Continue reading 4.6.18 Prayer & Praise Prompt: Friendship with Jesus

4.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Doors

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Doors: they close and lock to protect us. They also open up to invite family and friends. They aren’t complicated; they do what you expect them to do. In one of His seven “I Am” statements, Jesus referred to Himself as the door. In John 10:9 ESV, Jesus said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will … Continue reading 4.4.18 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Doors

4.2.18 Praise Prompt: Understanding God

PRAISE PROMPT ••• One of my favorite scenes from any movie is the “stand on the desk and look around” scene from “Dead Poets Society.” I love Mr. Keating’s challenge to look at things from a different perspective. When it comes to looking at God, we have tendency to look at Him through the filters of our own design. It takes a great deal of … Continue reading 4.2.18 Praise Prompt: Understanding God

4.1.18 Praise Prompt: Because The Tomb is Empty…

PRAISE PROMPT ••• A friend of mine listed some of the events going on this weekend: Easter celebrations; Easter egg hunts; start of spring break; Final Four National Championship weekend (which I think has something to do with basketball?); and April Fools Day. And for my family, we remember my grandfather, who is celebrating his seventh year in heaven today. But NOTHING matters more than … Continue reading 4.1.18 Praise Prompt: Because The Tomb is Empty…

3.31.18 Praise Prompt: A Crown of Thorns

PRAISE PROMPT ••• Yesterday, we observed Good Friday, the day Jesus was tortured, beaten, and executed for our sins. He was a sacrifice so pure and perfect, His death was the one and only ultimate payment to cover the sins of all humanity. I cannot fathom the pain Jesus suffered that day – the physical pain of being beaten or nailed to a cross. Nor … Continue reading 3.31.18 Praise Prompt: A Crown of Thorns