If you’ve taken Personal Spiritual Disciplines with me, you can probably guess much of what you are about to read here—or at least I hope you can. But even if you have taken the class, I hope you’ll find these brief reminders helpful.
In this episode, Hershael York talks about individuals recovering from porn addiction and the dangers of allowing it to grow.
In this episode, Hershael York talks about how reading books broadens your mind and your heart.
In this episode, Hershael York explains how a pastor should approach second and third tier theological issues from the pulpit.
A pastor’s job is not to dismiss personal experience, but rather to help people see it differently—specifically, to see it according to who God is and the chief purpose of his design for human life.
Prayer is humble because when we pray, we are saying that God is merciful and mighty, that He is wise and sovereign, and that He knows far better than us what is best for us.
The people of God are living “in this hope”—the time between the advents of Christ when our joy is mingled with the countless “groanings” associated with a fallen world.
The Spirit of God will use the word of God to help the people of God pray increasingly according to the will of God.
Our Father loves to hear our voices. Nothing is too small to bring to him.
I haven’t grown past my need to walk on a path paved with the grace-saturated words of this letter. I suspect I’m not alone, so here are six reasons I’ll never be able to leave Galatians behind.
When you’re living in a broken world, sometimes believing and wanting the right things means you’ll be disappointed.
The world is groaning, we are groaning, but God is protecting us, forging our faith on the anvil of affliction because of his love for us and because of a passion for his own glory.
Perfectionism is the tendency to expect flawless performance from self and others, resulting in frustration at any sign of failure.
The battle against sin is lost when the pastor thinks he is in a separate class, impervious from the spiritual warfare faced by all believers. First and foremost, he must see himself as a Christian who must endure to the end.
With one foot in systematic theology and the other in church history, historical theology can be the bridge to take our study of God to the past or our study of the past to God.
It’s a privilege to pray to someone who is infinitely wiser than we are, who knows us better than we know ourselves, and who loves us more than any human father ever could.
God communicated to us through a book, through the written word, and, therefore, he expects us to read.
During my time at SBTS, I’ve realized that I needed to leave ministry temporarily and give myself to studying the things of God full-time