Weekly REAP – Discipleship Out Of Genuine Care

R I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. For I have no one like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. For they all seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. But you know Timothy’s…

Weekly REAP – Diversifying Gods

R To this day they do according to the former manner. They do not fear the LORD, and they do not follow the statutes or the rules or the law or the commandment that the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom he named Israel. The LORD made a covenant with them and commanded them,…

Weekly REAP – Luxury and Self-Indulgence

R Come now, you rich, weep and howl for the miseries that are coming upon you. Your riches have rotted and your garments are moth-eaten. Your gold and silver have corroded, and their corrosion will be evidence against you and will eat your flesh like fire. You have laid up treasure in the last days. Behold, the wages…

Weekly REAP – God’s Gift To Mankind

R What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from…

Weekly REAP – Free To Go

R But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, “Go…

I’m In Recovery

Today was my first day to lead worship at Austin Stone Recovery. It is the highest honor to get to worship in an environment like this where Jesus is truly a felt need and the gospel is cherished in such a serious way. Many churches have a similar ministry by a similar name, but it’s…

Weekly REAP – What is a Scoffer?

R A scoffer does not like to be reproved; he will not go to the wise.  – Proverbs 15:12 ESV E The word “scoffer” stuck out to me today. It’s a negative identifier, but not immediately connected in my mind with fools, which is the main antagonist in Proverbs. I’d say a scoffer is someone…

Weekly REAP – Attacks Without Cause

R They encircle me with words of hate, and attack me without cause. … When he is tried, let him come forth guilty; let his prayer be counted as sin! … For he did not remember to show kindness, but pursued the poor and needy and the brokenhearted, to put them to death. He loved…

Love What You Did With The Place, Lord

For my Birthday, Sarah surprised me with a trip to the Grand Canyon. I love traveling, especially with her, so she really knocked it out of the park here. I’m not gonna waste your time with words about the trip. I’ll just get to the pictures! P.S. If you knew, thanks for not telling me.

Weekly REAP – This Illness Does Not Lead to Death

R Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when…

Weekly REAP – We Have Heard for Ourselves

R Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever did.” So when the Samaritans came to him, they asked him to stay with them, and he stayed there two days. And many more believed because of his word. They said to the woman,…

Weekly REAP – Greater Rejoicing Through Wrath

R And David and all the house of Israel were celebrating before the Lord , with songs and lyres and harps and tambourines and castanets and cymbals. And when they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen…