Author: Nate

  • the purge

    the purge

    Journeying through the desert for 40 years and now finally they were able to receive the land of promise! Took long enough. Now that all is finally finished, the time of discipline was over, one city stand in the way. The first to be conquered. They walk around it. Then do it again. Every day […]

  • a little confusion

    a little confusion

    Today I’ve been preparing for a Worship Department meeting. I’ve been going over my notes and things I want to be sure to cover for tonight, as well as studying for the devotion that begins the meeting. What I went over last time is also what I’m going over tonight, but from a slightly different […]

  • what it is

    About 9 years ago my oldest son, Christopher had many questions for us. He wasn’t super good at asking things very well, but instead of asking, “What is it?” he would say, “What it is.” And we would tell him what it was. (Before you continue to read this, this is one of the “blunt” […]

  • deep affection

    deep affection

    For God is my witness, how I long for you all with the affection of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:8 NASB) For the first time I caught this verse amidst all the things Paul was mentioning to the Philippian church. It caught me off guard. I don’t talk that way to anyone, let alone have any […]

  • unhindered

    unhindered

    And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered. (Acts 28:30, 31 NASB) Have you ever wondered what happened during those two years of Paul’s ministry? For years Paul […]

  • Jesus runs an errand

    But Mary was standing outside the tomb weeping; and so, as she wept, she stooped and looked into the tomb; and she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been lying. And they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” […]

  • misconceptions

    Matthew…what a neat gospel. This year I’m reading through the Mew Testament again. It seems to be going much quicker this time. Matthew took only 5 days to read. It was a lot to take in. But I noticed some things about it that taught me a lot more about what Matthew was trying to […]

  • God-wisdom

    Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is […]

  • credibility

    Have you ever read through a book of the Bible in order to get a better picture of what the author is trying to say? Typically we call that “Reading in context.” It really helps us understand a lot better the gist of the book. I recently did that with Galatians. After going through the […]

  • his love prevails

    It’s taken me a long time to write this post. I believe God has been working on my heart for a long time. It’s not easy to get to a point in life where loving enemies is a simple response toward the hate pointedly directed at me. I don’t have many enemies, at least that […]