If you want to be trained, mature, and ready for the good works God’s prepared for you to do each day, learn his Word well—even when it feels like he’s talking to someone else.
As a Christian, I love the Psalms. As an academic, I study them. But as a pastor, I need them.
In the good times, we don’t need covenants, because we can get by on feelings alone. But covenant communities hold us up when we’re faltering.
Don’t respond to opposition with that toxic blend of fear and anger. Respond with grace and truth.
Our hearts determine how we respond to change because the heart is mission control center for human functioning.
As we rise with him, even our personalities are redeemed and regenerated and renewed and reformatted.