According to Jesus, “true worship,” the kind of worship God, the Father, is seeking to make, always includes two necessary components. And these two necessary components are feelings for God in our hearts and truth about God in our minds.Read More
The Marie Kondo craze is a perfect opportunity for us to practice speaking the gospel fluently. When the gospel is like a second language to us, we might think, “What could be more neutral—and less spiritual!—than the way you fold your shirts or arrange your photos? Home organizing techniques are completely innocuous, right?”Read More
Each year I read dozens of books. I read for relaxation, to stay sharp, and for personal growth. Some of the things I read make my heart burn, strengthen my soul, and, I trust, sharpen me as a follower of Jesus. Here are ten books I read in 2018 that stirred me, and, I pray, shaped me to be a more faithful and fruitful disciple/disciple-maker. Perhaps the same might happen for you.Read More
How would you explain the meaning of Christmas?
There are lots of good ways to articulate what Christmas is all about, but John summarizes it in four powerful words: “The Word became flesh” (John 1:14).
But what exactly does it mean for God to become flesh? Just how human is Jesus? And if he became flesh, did he lose any of his divinity?Read More
What does it mean to "fear God"? That's a concept with which a lot of Christians are unfamiliar or even uncomfortable.Read More
Some quotes that were cited in the August 26, 2018 sermon on Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 entitled "How to Be Human" (plus a couple bonus quotes that didn't make it into the sermon).Read More
Scripture to give you language and direction as you pray for those who don’t yet know JesusRead More
Here are some passages you can use when you pray for believers within Emmaus Road Church. These prayers will stir your affection for the saints, increase your longing for God to work in their lives, and give you bold requests to bring to the Lord in prayer.Read More
Quotes cited in the July 29, 2018 sermon on Ecclesiastes 8:16-9:12.Read More
If we're going to grow in the joyful task of talking about Jesus, it's going to start with a commitment to prayer.Read More
If reading the Bible is a chore you dread, you need more than practical pointers. If the thought of reading the Bible is a buzzkill, you need more than tips and tricks. You need God to do a supernatural work in your heart, persuading you that God himself will satisfy you through his word.Read More
Quotes from the July 15, 2018 sermon “Living with Limitations” (Eccl. 5:8-7:29).Read More
As you daily partake of God's Word and as your appetite increases, there are a few simple ways you can learn to better savor and digest what you're consuming. Here is one outline to give some structure to your daily time with God: pray, read, pray. That's it! Pick a few of these ideas to give you focus and direction when you meet with God tomorrow.Read More
If you think of daily Bible reading as an overwhelming duty, one that reminds you of failed resolutions and reading plans started and abandoned, there's good news for you.Read More