November 2022

Prince of Peace

Losing power is more than a simple inconvenience.  Not only does it shut down systems essential to our survival, it plunges us into darkness.  Real darkness can reduce confident strides to hesitant shuffles and relegate clear decisions to uncertainties.  A light shining in the darkness brings clarity, confidence, and hope in the darkness.  Sin has […]

Immanuel – God with Us

Living in a world broken by sin means that we will all face the reality of fear.  Fear, whether rational or not, have the ability to paralyze us and regarding our spiritual lives prevent us from experiencing the freedom that Christ has accomplished for us in the gospel.  What we need is the reminder that […]

As We’ve Been Loved…

The night before he was crucified, the Lord gave his disciples a “new” commandment, that they love one another.  In John 15:12-17, he escalates this expectation by commanding us to love as he has loved us.  In these verses we see that he has loved us sacrificially, intimately, and intentionally.  This is how we are […]


Malachi concludes the message of the Old Testament by presenting the people of God, who are struggling with the same rebellious pattern as their parents, with a call to repentance. The unchanging, covenant-keeping God who has always been faithful to his people will prove himself faithful again. So, he calls his people to return to […]

October 2022


We all struggle to properly prioritize our lives. We focus on what we can see and what we need to make it through the next moment or day. When we are ruled by this “tyranny of the urgent,” we can lose focus on the weightier matters of God’s glory and presence in our lives. Haggai […]


Though other prophets proclaim the coming of the Day of the Lord, none does so with the urgency of Zephaniah.  He knows that the arrival of the Lord to both judge and purify his people and the nations is immanent and inevitable so he urges his audience, “Be prepared for the arrival of the Lord!” […]

Experiencing the Gospel

As we focus on the gospel today, we reflect on Paul’s reminder of the audience, the essence, and the experience of the gospel from 1 Corinthians 15:1-11.


When everything seems wrong in the world; when God seems far away or even unfair worship can be the farthest from our minds. That is why the biblical language of lament is so powerful. Habakkuk laments before the Lord regarding the sin of his people and in the end his faith is strengthened and his […]

September 2022


As we live our lives, we can become easily overwhelmed by the evil around us. Just like the Israelites, we can feel like we are standing alone against the wickedness of the world. We need the reminder from Nahum that despite strength of our enemies within, without, and ahead there is no enemy of the […]


The book Micah is a collection of writings and oracles from the prophet spanning decades of his ministry confronting the people of Israel with their smug presumptions upon the mercy and kindness of the Lord.  Micah teaches us all that the Lord is not impressed with gracious displays of religious self-righteousness, but longs for transformed […]