Quick Review of a Hillsong Worship Devotional

Everybody loves Hillsong Worship. As Christians of the young adult age group in this century, we’ve all sung their songs in endless praise sets and listened to them for countless hours on our own time. There’s no question of musical talent. But how meaningful are these songs? What are they being built on, how closely are they interpreting the…

To the churches of Colossae … pt 3.

Part one is here and part two is here. Part 3: Colossians 3:1-17 I wasn’t going to write a third part but it felt a bit weird leaving my Colossians study in the middle of the letter. This post won’t be too long either, and I’ll just be summarizing thoughts for my own reference. We’ve almost seen…

To the churches of Colossae … pt 2.

A continuation of part 1 here. Part 2: Colossians 2:16-23 This is a continuation from the previous passage of shifting from the hope of the gospel, I got sick halfway through writing this and I’m just pulling through to finish it. Last time, he talked about false outlets of knowledge, but this time he talks…

To the churches of Colossae …

My busy week is finally over! Definitely enjoyed sleeping at 10:20 pm last night 😉 With that said, I’ve been looking for a short letter to study that relates to those studying for finals. I want to be able to finish the main body of the letter in 2/3 sessions, so it has to be…

Trying to be creative …

The taillights flickered as I walked by in the parking lot. Unconcerned. Waiting for my car to beep as I pressed the remote, until I stopped to realize this was, in fact, my car. Dead battery. Not enough left to light the dashboard. So I ask myself … Why now God, why now? Frustration casts a deceptively large shadow. There was…

Biblical Boastin’ – 2 Cor 12

Part one and two if you’re interested. In chapter 10, Paul defends both the intentions of his ministry, and the difference in his communication styles; in chapter 11, Paul follows up with a commentary on his life where he presents himself as a fool to build his point. We end up with a couple criteria on…

Biblical Boastin’ – 2 Cor 11

You can read part one here! The last chapter left out some details so it was hard to see what was going on in the church of Corinth, if there was conflict, or what Paul was trying to accomplish in boasting. This chapter will give us some more insight; we just need to find it in this mess. Again, I tried to pick…

Biblical Boastin’ – 2 Cor 10

This will be a multi-part series because after I finished writing this, I realized the next 2 Chapters discuss boasting as well. (Sorry if you don’t like Paul as much as I do LOL) One characteristic of Paul throughout the letters is his confidence! He says things with such boldness and makes very specific statements (2…

Context First – Matthew 18:20

Last Friday at our Joint Fellowship night the person that opened us up in prayer said something that I found a bit distracting. I totally understand where he was coming from and what his intentions were, but I’m just naturally picky with biblical references. He used Matthew 18:20 as a verse of fellowship in numbers, thanking God…

Is Faith Enough? James 2:14-26

I want to start off this post with the statement that salvation cannot come solely from belief that Jesus Christ is  God. If you disagree with me I would encourage you to read through my arguments and why I would conclude this from the text, and if you think I’m wrong, definitely point me back to…

Exploring Biblical Prophesy pt. 2

The topic of this post is the purpose of prophesy! I’m going to dip my toe into visions and dreams by the end too, hopefully, and while I am specifically talking about prophesy I think many comments are applicable to the whole array of spiritual gifts. Yes, the one’s we all have at least one…

Saul Story: Acts 8-14

Acts is so packed that it’s hard to write about everything I want in my limited time, so I decided to focus on Saul/Paul through the mentioned chapters. I tried to put a shorter verses on here but I would definitely encourage a read-through as well 🙂 Side note: the verse I quoted in my cover photo…