Praying for a Heart of Flesh

Praying for a Heart of Flesh

Human emotion is a tricky thing. On the one hand, our emotions can deceive us into making terrible decisions that contradict the direction that sound wisdom would lead us in. On the other hand, our emotions are central to who we are and how we experience life and must...
God Loves You with His Emotions

God Loves You with His Emotions

Does God feel as we feel? Of course! While his emotions are not fickle like ours, he created us in his image and expresses himself as having feelings and emotions. Is God’s love for you merely a feeling? Of course not. It’s far more than that, as...
4 Reasons Modern Worship Services Should Engage the Emotions

4 Reasons Modern Worship Services Should Engage the Emotions

I hear it all the time and it’s blogged about regularly… Modern worship songs and services are just too much emotionalism and not enough doctrine. Long ago, I wrote a blog post to that very effect. I revisited the issue a few years ago and deleted that old...
Sometimes I Feel Like Giving Up, But I Know Better

Sometimes I Feel Like Giving Up, But I Know Better

Sometimes, I feel tired. Sometimes, I feel that I’m spinning my wheels and not getting anywhere, and that I’m failing to meet the expectations of others. Sometimes I feel bogged down in things that need doing, and I feel inadequate to the tasks that loom...
Get Personal to Preach More Powerfully

Get Personal to Preach More Powerfully

When I was in Bible college, I was taught the same basic sermon preparation methods that thousands of other preachers have learned. It’s a linear outline that usually begins with a major proposition, continues with several major points, each supported with...

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