John Wesley: What is a Methodist?

Things have been quiet on the blog since our move to New York. After our third weekend, we are in a slightly better rhythm, but adjustment takes time. It’s going to be a while before we are fully settled in. Hopefully later this month I’ll start posting more regularly. Today, however, I wanted to share…

God’s Glory Is the Goal of Creation

This is adapted from a post that was originally published on September 9, 2011 In case you need to be reminded (as I often do): We were created for God’s glory (Isa. 43:7). We were made in the image of God, to reflect his glory (Gen. 2:27). Everything we do should be for God’s glory…

The Goal of Creation is God’s Glory

In case you (like myself) need to be reminded: We were created for God’s glory (Isa. 43:7). Everything we do should be done for God’s glory (1 Cor. 10:31). We were made in the image of God, to reflect his glory, but we have fallen short of it (Gen. 2:27; Rom. 3:23). Paul says that…

What is the foundation of your joy?

God’s love for you that makes much of his glory is greater love for you than if he made you your greatest treasure You will never, ever be beautiful enough, strong enough, wise enough, admirable enough, to be the bottom and to bear the weight of all the joy you want for all eternity. It…

A Prayer from Tozer

This is the prayer at the end of chapter one of A.W. Tozer’s book, “The Pursuit of God.”  If I read nothing else from this book, this prayer would have been enough: O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more.  I am painfully conscious…

Jesus Doesn’t Just Give Bread, He is Bread

Jesus had just fed over 10,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish.  After that, he walked on water to get to his disciples who had left by boat earlier in the afternoon.  Not bad for a day’s work. But the next day when the crowds found Jesus, they asked, “When did you…