'Baptism' Tagged Posts

'Baptism' Tagged Posts

OCTOBER 11, 2023

Dear Friends, Our God is a holy God.   Holier than you have ever imagined. The God of scripture is defined by His holiness.  His love is a holy love.  His mercy is a holy mercy.  His justice is a holy justice.  His righteousness is a holy righteousness.  Where He stands is holy ground.  He dwells on His holy mountain and is worshipped in His holy temple.  His name is holy.  His law is holy, and those who are his followers are a…

OCTOBER 4, 2023

Dear Friends, When he was elected President in 1960, John F. Kennedy was 43 years old.  He had two toddlers at the time, and the media loved showing the Leader of the Free World in the Oval Office with his children scampering about.  He may have had a Secret Service detail protecting him and a secretary scheduling his every appointment, but his children had priority access to their father.     I’m sure there were times when the children were told…

SEPTEMBER 27, 2023

Dear Friends, On a Tuesday in mid-December of 2020, I was in a recording session in our old FamilyLife studios here in Little Rock.  It was our practice before each recording session to have lunch with our guests, to help them relax and talk about the upcoming programs we would be recording.  We all left the recording session that day feeling good about the programs we had produced. On Friday, one of the people who had been in the session with us…

SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

Dear Friends, Human beings are religious people.  It’s not a question of whether you worship a deity or not.  It’s only a question of which deity you choose to worship. Novelist David Foster Wallace made this point in a 2005 commencement address to the graduating class at Kenyon College.  Before the phrase “go viral” was applied to online content, his address achieved that status.  Here’s part of what he told his audience as they sat waiting to receive their diplomas.  “In the day-to-day trenches of…

SEPTEMBER 7, 2022

Dear Friends, Jesus reserved his strongest words, His harshest rebukes, for the self-righteous Pharisees in His day.  At one point, when these legalists asked Jesus why His own disciples did not adhere to their regulations regarding hand washing, Jesus told them that they were the living embodiment of Isaiah’s prophecy in Isaiah 29:13.  “You hypocrites!” Jesus said.  “Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, when he said ‘This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in…

AUGUST 31, 2022

Dear Friends, Tonight was a big night for us at Redeemer.  Twenty-seven kids were loved on, poured into and prayed for as we kicked off our very first evening of Awana.  There were fun and games.    There were group times where they learned about the verses they will be memorizing. By the end of the evening, everyone headed hope excited about what God has planned for these precious children this year.  And maybe, Lord willing, more like them in the weeks ahead. I think what…