Posts from June 2022

Posts from June 2022

JUNE 22, 2022

Dear Friends, First things first.  Go Omahogs!  Looks like they really want it this year.  Game time is 3 PM on Thursday. Now, onto weightier matters. As providence would have it, after three months of reciting the Lord’s Prayer in our Sunday morning worship services, and after looking at the Lord’s Prayer in Luke 11, along with the parable that follows it, this was on my Twitter feed on Monday morning this week.  Author and speaker Blair Linne posted it, along with the…

JUNE 15, 2022

Dear Friends, I know who you are.  Assuming you are in Christ, you are a saint.  According to James Montgomery Boice, Dr. Harry Ironside, who was pastor at Moody church in the 1920’s, used to travel many miles by train. On one of these trips, a four-day ride from the West Coast to his home in Chicago, Ironside found himself in the company of a party of nuns.  They saw him reading his Bible and began to have conversations with him, learning that…

JUNE 8, 2022

Dear Friends, I want you to think for a minute about how you view the Bible. In our culture, there is an erosion of confidence in the Bible.  People outside the church typically see it as a book of inspired wisdom, with some flaws that they can easily recognize and reject. In the church, there is also an erosion of confidence in the Bible.  Holding to the idea that the scriptures are the infallible, inerrant, authoritative word of the Living God is increasingly…

June 1, 2022

Dear Friends, No one can get more from a verse of scripture than Charles Spurgeon could.  Reflecting on Psalm 126:3, which says “The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad” Spurgeon observed “Some Christians are sadly prone to look on the dark side of everything, and to dwell more upon what they have gone through than upon what God has done for them. Ask for their impression of the Christian life, and they will describe their continual conflicts,…