A few months ago, I was introduced to the "Pastoral Prayer". It's a prayer of a pastor for the people of the church. It's personal, direct, and purposeful. Charles Spurgeon's pastoral prayers are recorded in his book, The Pastor in Prayer. As soon as I heard of the pastoral prayer, I knew it was something … Continue reading Gathered together to draw near to the throne of grace: A Pastoral Prayer
Stay at home. That is the mandate we have been given to slow the spread of Covid-19. Many of us are still going to work and all of us are playing an adult version of an Easter Egg Hunt, just with toilet paper instead of plastic eggs. Our kids are home doing virtual school and … Continue reading Far from home in a stay-at-home world.
The book of Acts is the historical account of the early church and how God used the church to take the Gospel to the nations. At the end of Peter’s Spirit-filled sermon on the day of Pentecost, 3,000 souls were added to the church. In Acts 2:42-47, we see the early church devoted to God’s … Continue reading Do not neglect to (virtually) meet together.
I've read some great books this year, but none have been as impactful as "The Preacher's Catechism" by Lewis Allen. It was recommended to me by a good friend who is also a pastor. The chapters are short (3-4 pages) and I have been reading a chapter a day as a supplement to my devotional … Continue reading Friday Favorites: “The Preacher’s Catechism”
A few days ago, the Florida Department of Transportation held an open house in our community for an upcoming project that will cut right through our community. While the project has an estimated completion time of 2025, our community has already seen the impact that the First Coast Expressway will have. New developments are being … Continue reading Who’s Your One?