Beyond the Bulletin

Lord, Teach Us How To Pray

“Lord, teach us how to pray.” What a striking request from the disciples! After being a part of Jesus’ ministry for some time now, they have seen many miraculous works done by Jesus - feeding 5000, walking on water, raising someone form the dead, calming the storm, healing the sick, casting out demons, and much more. And yet, their request »

Refusing the Gift, Honoring God

But Elisha said, “As the LORD lives, before whom I stand, I will receive none.” And Naaman urged him to take it, but he refused. (2 Kings 5:16) Naaman, commander of the Syrian army, had a problem. He was a leper. All his power and triumphs on the battlefield could not cleanse him of this blot on his person. »

Smarty-Pants

When a famous professor said on TV that science had demonstrated that there is no Creator, Grandma muttered, “Any old rock knows more than that smarty-pants!” She spoke from the wisdom of many years of knowing God through the Bible, and from seeing Him reveal Himself through His works around her in the world. Grandma was no anti-intellectual, but she »

Trustworthy Resources for Studying Genesis

It has been both challenging and reinforcing to study the book of Genesis and to go back and see God’s creative power and wisdom through each of the creation days. I truly believe the opening chapters of Genesis are intended to build-up our faith and move us to worship the God who spoke all things into existence. It’s »

The Secret to the Singing

My grandmother was a great cook. Some of my fondest memories from childhood involve waking up before the sun in a small house in rural Kentucky to the sounds and smells of my grandmother's breakfast ritual. Bacon and eggs, fried "taters" and fresh biscuits (the best!) were the standard fare every morning when I stayed over at her »