Author Archives: Brian

About Brian

Follower of Christ, Husband, Dad, and Pastor

Compelled

We are a singing people because the gospel of the Lord Jesus compels us to sing….  God’s love for us inspires our response of love for Him and calls forth songs of joy from our lips. – Keith and Kristyn … Continue reading

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Sermon Songs: Revelation 13

See the Beast rise from the waters, With Satan’s authority Wars against the saints to conquer, Active throughout history One day will rule, Over the earth Dear Christian, beware the Beast The devil throughout the ages, Bids our rulers rule … Continue reading

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The Battle

The battle is made up of thousands of little moments – choices between self and service. – Tim Chester in You Can Change

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Reflection on Isaiah 4-6

A glorious day is coming, but first judgment is coming for sin.  Isaiah is called to serve. Woe to the Wicked – Isaiah pronounces judgment for those who call good evil and evil good (5:20). In what ways does our … Continue reading

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Q&A#5: Loving and Holy

Q/A#5 Q: What is the moral character of God? A: The moral character of God consists of his perfect love and holiness together, displayed in his mercy, grace, patience, faithfulness, righteousness, justice, and wrath. Beloved, let us love one another, … Continue reading

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Rubbing and Smoothing

God is using the different people, the contrasting personalities, in your church to change your heart. He’s using the difficult people, the annoying people, the sinful people. He’s placed you together so you can rub off each other’s rough edges…. … Continue reading

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Reflections on Isaiah 1-3

Isaiah warns of coming judgment because of Judah’s sin, yet notes a coming day of blessing. Repent – God condemns Judah for their sin: their insincere religious activities, their idols, and their haughty pride. Are you guilty of any of … Continue reading

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Isaiah 1-6: Of God and Men

(1, 3, 5) What is God’s diagnosis of Israel in 1:2-15? What further sins does God point out? 1:21-23 – 3: 9, 11, 13-17 – 5:8-12, 18-23 – What does God call Israel to do, and what would be the … Continue reading

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Passion Points

Here are some good posts for your weekend reading: Spurgeon’s 15 Tips for a Deep and Effective Prayer Life – Kevin Halloran Spurgeon knew the power of prayer and his need for prayer. When asked the secret of his influential … Continue reading

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Intent

The intent of a daily devotional time is to gather regularly and intimately with God. – Philip Nation in Habits for Our Holiness  

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