Palmetto Meditations

We went down to Charleston Tuesday and Wednesday this week. We visited Folly Beach Tuesday afternoon, stayed the night in the tent at St. James’ Island State Park, and spent Wednesday exploring the historic city of Charleston. Interestingly, the Palmetto Tree is the state tree of South Carolina. SC is the “Palmetto State.” The Palm…

Resurrection Ball 2007 Reminder

Friends, As we remember and celebrate our Lord’s death this Good Friday, I want to remind you to RSVP for the Resurrection Ball next Saturday, April 14th. If you have already done so, I salute you and thank you. To wet your appetites and spur you on to love and good works, let me tell…

Feast of Booths

In Zechariah 14, the prophet foretells that after Yahweh comes to be King over all the earth and after he judges many of the nations, those whom he spares will come from all of the nations and celebrate the Feast of Booths, the Feast of Tabernacles. This is that Feast of Booths. This is the…

Sixth Sunday in Lent: Palm Sunday

Opening Prayer: Almighty and Everlasting God, you who sent your Son in our likeness, to become King of the World, to inherit the nations of the earth, grant us your Spirit now, your kingly Spirit, your Spirit of wisdom and discernment which is able to judge the difficult things of life. Give us this royal…

No Sticky Accusations

We believe that God is giving reformation to his church in this nation. And central to this reformation is cultivating a culture of celebration and joy, what we might call Sabbath living. Because we are so utterly amazed at the goodness of God, because we are so thankful and grateful that Jesus has saved us…

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Yahweh Gives Rest

Yahweh is our master and Lord. But he is not like Pharaoh; he does not make us produce bricks without hay. He is not deaf to our pleas. God always hears our prayers, and he gives us all that we need. He gives us our daily bread. We are his servants; therefore he does ask…

Fifth Sunday in Lent: Exodus V

Opening Prayer: Gracious Father, all wisdom is found in you. In you are all the depths and mysteries of all wisdom and knowledge. And yet we know that you are near to us; and your word is not far off. It is right here in front of us. Therefore show us your favor now by…

Honoring the Marriage Bed

We live in a culture that hates sex. Our culture disdains this good gift of God in many different ways. But they do this most insistently in how they present what a woman is to be. The world invites women to dress like prostitutes, and it makes fun of those who seek to protect their…

Resurrection Ball 2007

Resurrection is coming. This ain’t about chicks and bunnies. This ain’t about springtime. This ain’t no phoenix myth. This is about the world made new when the Lord Jesus walked out of a grave 2,000 years ago. Thus we must party. Thus we must dance and boogy down. Black tie invited, Jane Austen attire–even better….