Working for RUF has been a dream come true for me. After more than ten years of looking forward to vocational ministry, the past three months have been some of the best of my life. Work has kept me busy, but it’s a good busy. I feel like I’ve been doing more reading and research
Part One can be found here. Part Two can be found here. __________________________ This is the last part in my series on studying God’s sovereignty in Romans 8:28-9:29. The content and concepts covered already have been challenging. What lies before us has the potential to shake your understanding of God and salvation to its core.
“Counterfeit Gods” by Tim Keller, “Knowing God” by J.I. Packer, and the Gospel of Mark by…Mark, I guess. These three books were on my reading list for this month thanks to the RUF Intern Study Program. To better equip us for ministry—and deepen our faith, since these are one in the same thing—interns are assigned various
What a busy, joy-filled, tumultuous season of change these last few months have been! Though I only took three classes, my last semester of undergrad was surprisingly challenging. Of the some 130 pages I wrote from January to May, very few were products of my own volition and leisure. Most of my time and energy
If I’m honest with myself, I’m not okay with being not okay. Don’t get me wrong. In one sense, this is holy…But there’s another way that not being okay with being not okay is evil and wrong. Instead of hating my sin, I tend to hate myself for sinning at all. I expect myself to be perfect—sinless—right now. Whenever I feel I’ve sinned, I’m thrown into despair. That’s wrong. Here’s why.
Isaiah prophesied Jesus would be called Immanuel. I wonder if Isaiah knew what God meant. Jesus is truly, physically God with us.
Part One can be found here. __________________________ Let’s briefly summarize what we have read so far. God, before His act of creation, set apart a specific group of people whom He promised to one day glorify. God assures them that He is continuously active in this world to bring about their good and nothing ever
Early into my freshman year of college, I read the book “Erasing Hell” by Francis Chan. I had bought the book a few years before that and had let it collect dust throughout high school. I was intrigued enough to buy the book at 16, but I lacked the time, maturity, and interest to read
This is a four-part devotional on the first chapter of Malachi. I want to draw particular attention to God’s expectations for His people’s sacrifices. Feel free to read and participate at your own pace. Let me know what you think of this chapter! ———————————– PART ONE———————————– Verse 1 The oracle of the word
In John 4, Jesus encounters a Samaritan woman drawing water from a well in the middle of the day. 1 Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), 3 he left Judea and