• 2 February 2017 - clay

    Sowing and reaping

    Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap, because the one who sows to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. – Galatians 6:7-8 As some of my readers know, I […]

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  • 1 February 2017 - clay

    What fruit do we produce?

    Now the works of the flesh are evident…. – Galatians 5:19 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23 Many of us have heard of the fruit of the Spirit. If you’ve spent any time at all in children’s ministry in the last […]

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  • 31 January 2017 - clay

    They don’t know where we come from

    And Joseph died, all his brothers, and all that generation. Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. – Exodus 1:6, 8 Joseph was a renowned ruler over Egypt. As the Bible tells us, he moved from slavery to become a well-respected servant of the officer of the guard. Then due to […]

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  • God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. – I Corinthians 1:9 Today there seems to be no end of tasks which can be accomplished online. Amazon allows you to purchase products and have them delivered to your home within the same day, some even within a couple of […]

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  •   Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. – I Corinthians 12:27 First, I want to clear something up from the last post that I think I muddied a bit. No, the church is not defined by a building. The church is the body of Christ […]

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  • 6 September 2016 - clay

    What defines church? – Part 1

    And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. – Hebrews 10:24-25 Those of us who believe in Christ typically take part in […]

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  • 1 September 2016 - clay

    Let’s not put words in God’s mouth

    First, watch this. David Brody looks like a hostage in this video. It’s almost indistinguishable from the Bad Lip Reading of Michelle Bachman from a couple years ago. Now, a couple things. The people who someone surrounds himself with have nothing to do with the character of the individual himself. I can surround myself with Godliest, most […]

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  • 31 August 2016 - clay

    What is your thing?

      In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:4-6 Where […]

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  • I’ve been reading Tim Keller’s book about prayer which is titled, oddly enough, Prayer. It’s a fascinating book and one that has really made me consider my approach to prayer and whether or not I take it seriously or not. Keller lays out what some of the church fathers (Luther, Augustine, and Calvin) wrote about prayer, […]

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  • 19 August 2016 - clay

    Do we see the stars?

    He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name. – Psalm 147:4 I believe we often have a hard time when we hear verses about the stars and the innumerability of them. I know that where I live it can be hard to make out more than a few stars in the […]

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