Spiritual Maturity…”Think Like this”

“Therefore those who are mature will think thus. And, if you think differently in something, God will also make that known to you.” (Philippians 3:15) From a pastor’s perspective, this verse is one that I would love to see painted over every doorpost, placed by every bathroom mirror, and embossed on decorations throughout the homes… Read More

Love guarded by Knowledge and Discernment

“And this is my prayer: that your love might overflow more and more in knowledge and all discernment.” (Philippians 1:9) And so, out of Paul’s love for his friends in the church in Philippi, he offers up his prayer for them as they seek to grow in their spiritual maturity. He begins with a prayer… Read More

Really Good Fruit

“Even now, they prosper in their gray hair; They are plump and juicy.” (Psalm 92:15 {verse 14 in English translations}) While I can’t say that I know anyone who would like to be described as “plump and juicy,” we must remember that the analogy of the tree bearing good fruit is still before us. Thus… Read More

Ignorance and Vague Generalities

Of the tools at the devil’s disposal, it would seem that ignorance and vague generalities are most commonly in his hands in the landscape of the American church. Here is not simply an indictment of the unbelieving culture at large, for who should expect them to know all of the details of our Christian faith… Read More