Friday Worship: Worthy is the Lamb

My voice was drowned by the thunderous roar of thousands of people filling the Q-Arena with praise. They were on their feet, hands raised to the rafters, voices singing at the top of their lungs the lyrics of the song: “And I hear the voice of all the angels sing: ‘Worthy is the Lamb!’” In that moment, I was overwhelmed …

The Kind of Love with no Strings Attached

Imagine a love with no strings attached. No expectations. No disappointments. No conditions. What would that look like? We get a glimpse of this kind of love during the most painful and unjust nights in history: the night Jesus was betrayed. It was a long-standing friendship–they went way back. Jesus had called him, hand picked him to be by his …

Survey Says… Philippians!

Well, the votes for our Bible study are in and it looks like Philippians won by a landslide! …Actually, it won by one vote, but that’s double what all the other books had going for them. 🙂 There’s so much rich truth in this book and I can’t wait to dig into it. I know that God will honor our …

Praise: The Antidote for a Bummed Heart

You know how sometimes you just feel down and out? Like there’s nothing wrong and everything wrong at the same time? You can’t really verbalize any one thing that upset you, but you feel like you could bite someone’s head off just the same? Yeah. I’ve been there more often than I care to admit. And in those situations, I …

The Audacity of Grace in My Life, Part 2

Yesterday I shared with you the beginning of my faith walk and my surprising struggle with sin when I had considered myself a good Christian. Here’s the rest of the story. I had been the arrogant older brother in the prodigal son parable (Luke 15:11-32) and the pharisee looking down on the tax collector (Luke 18:9-14). I was humbled that …