Contentment and the Object of Our Hunger

Often we tend to think of contentment as something that we need to “do better at.”  It goes in that same general category as watching our weight, exercising, keeping a budget, and biting our tongue.  We think I’ll get around to contentment when I get around to working...

Preparing for a Group Study of Galatians

Preparation is the key to success.  This is just as true in Bible study as it is anywhere else in life.  In the coming weeks we are going to spend many hours in personal study, listening to teaching, and discussing the book of Galatians.  The question is, “Are we...

LIVING WORSHIP: How Great Thou Art

Verse 1: Oh Lord My God, when I in awesome wonder Consider all the worlds Thy hands have made I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder Thy pow’r throughout the universe displayed Chorus: Then sings my soul my Savior God to Thee How Great Thou art, how great Thou...

Using Prayer Request Times to Cultivate Ministry

In most group Bible studies we take prayer request before or after the study time.  This is right and good.  James 5:16 calls on us to, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another.”  Galatians 6:2 says we are to, “Bear one another’s burdens,...

Introduction to “Living Worship” Series

Life is worship.  Because we are made in God’s image to reflect His glory everything we do and every struggle we face reveals what we believe to be worthy (of time, attention, resources, or sacrifice), relevant, beautiful, and valuable.  Losing sight of the fact that...