Advent | Judgment, Justice, And Hope
The promise of the coming Messiah speaks to one who judges. As modern, Westerners, the judgment of God typically makes us uncomfortable. But to the original audience of Isaiah's words, judgment meant the world was being made the way they'd always longed for it to be: whole. (Isaiah 11:1-10)
Advent | A Song For The Road Ahead
Psalm 122 teaches us to see our faith as a pilgrimage - a remembrance of what we leave behind, a hope for where we're going, and the promise of who we're becoming along the way.
How To Pray | Deliver Us
We inhabit a world that is at war for our souls. Jesus closes the Lord's Prayer with a cry for deliverance in a word filled with evil. So how do we understand prayer and spiritual warfare in a healthy way? How can we confront evil and be equipped to walk in the power of the Spirit with confidence? (Matthew 6:13)
How To Pray | Forgive Us
God forgives us not begrudgingly, but joyfully - bearing the cost and canceling the debt of our sin. Forgiving others is often a difficult task, but when we mine the debts the forgiveness we've been given in Jesus, a new way forward is possible. (Matthew 6:9-13)
How To Pray | Our Daily Bread
"Give us this day our daily bread" rewires our spiritual imagination - out of scarcity and into the abundance of God.
How To Pray | Your Kingdom Come
To pray "your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven" is to pray at the intersection of our ache for change... and our confidence in the power and presence of God to bring it. (Matthew 6:9-13)