Psalm 121 Family Devotional

PSALM 121  This Psalm has been referred to as the “Travelers Psalm” used to bless those going on a journey. 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? 2 My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. 4 Behold, he…

Psalm 120: A Family Devotional Guide

Psalms of Ascents Family Devotional Guide: Introduction & Psalm 120 If we want to bring up a godly family, who shall be a seed to serve God when our heads are under the clods of the valley, let us seek to train them up in the fear of God by meeting together as a family…

We Need Church…

If you are a Christian, nothing says you believe God is in control more than what you do with your time and money. When you choose to prioritize the church over sports for your kids  you reject the over hyped American system that tells you, you have to sacrifice everything to the gods of elite…

Teaching Your Kids About Sex

  There may not be a more intimidating topic for parents to bring up with their kids than sex. I don’t know of any parent who looks forward to having this talk with their children. However, it may be one of your most important talks of parenting life! Truth be told, as it is with…

Teaching Children How To Lose

We live in a “winning” culture. We love winners. We worship winners. We want to be friends with winners. We follow winners on twitter. We want to know how winners train. Eat. Sleep. Live. In a way we worship winners. Many people think winning is part of the fabric that makes America great. It’s like…

Help Your Kids Deal Biblically With Criticism

It is bound to happen. Any day, your once naive innocent little snow flake is going to come home from school, practice, a play date or from a family reunion with a broken heart. Their eyes will be opened to the meanness of words. Someone said something critical about them and it hurt. You’re fat….

The Evolution of Preaching

  Former Oxford professor, Dr. Kadish Kandiah wrote recently why preaching is dead. He lists six compelling reasons why preaching should be, if not already, dead. However, as I read through his points I couldn’t help but to think that preaching isn’t dead, but it may need to evolve, again. You see, preaching has always…

I Love Jesus But Not His Girlfriend: Trying Church Again

To Purchase “I Love Jesus but Not His Girlfriend”: Click Here Depending on what has been done to you, forgiving the church is going to cost a lot. It will be hard. But you have a Savior, whose Spirit lives inside you, and he can give you the strength and faith to pull it off. How…

Jesus & Politics: The Environment

The environment is playing a significant role in this presidential election. Below is a graph from Business Insider on how the candidates view the issues regarding creation.     Clinton is holding to the Democrat standard position with high governmental regulation on industry to enforce environmental standards. On the other hand, Trump is holding a…

A Quick Guide for Small Group Leaders

  We recently re-started our small group ministry at Anchor Way Church. I had the privilege of training our leaders. Part of our strategy at Anchor Way is to be an equipping and unleashing church. That means we place very few “controls” over lay ministry models. We want people to be free to do ministry…