Devotionals

Why the Purpose Driven Cult Doesn’t Lead to Meaningful Lives

Dr. Randy White Somewhere in the past 40 years “Purpose” has become our god. I suppose Rick Warren revealed this god more than he invented it in his wildly successful book, The Purpose Driven Life. Somewhere, having Purpose (yes, I’m capitalizing it on purpose, since it has taken a god-like status) became a “must have” for western culture. Earlier this year, Facebook tycoon (and socialism advocate) Mark Zuckerberg spoke at the Harvard University commencement, saying, “Today I want to talk about purpose. But I’m not here to give you the standard [...]

By |2017-08-07T20:46:40+00:00August 7th, 2017|Articles, Current Events, Devotionals|4 Comments

Pastoral Advice for those who Worry

Dr. Randy White I'm sure that worry has been around since the fall of man, but with the advent of social media, worriers now have a new avenue through which to broadcast their fears. As I look through Facebook or Twitter, I find lots of people expressing lots of fears. As a Pastor (who is notoriously not-worried), I want to give a little advice to those who struggle fulfilling the instruction to, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known [...]

By |2016-11-16T08:24:09+00:00May 29th, 2015|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching, Current Events, Devotionals|Comments Off on Pastoral Advice for those who Worry

The Third Commandment: Do Not Take the Lord's Name in Vain

The third of the 10 Commandments says, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.” (Exodus 20:7). This is often interpreted in a way that prohibits using God’s name in swearing or other inappropriate speech for talking about the Almighty. While the commandment definitely makes this prohibition, it is much broader and deeper. This commandment doesn’t just speak of our words; it speaks of our entire lives. […]

By |2016-11-16T08:24:37+00:00September 23rd, 2013|Articles, Biblical Insight and Teaching, Devotionals|Comments Off on The Third Commandment: Do Not Take the Lord's Name in Vain

Departed Glory

“The priests could not enter into the house of the Lord because the glory of the Lord filled the Lord’s house.” (2 Chronicles 7:2, NASB95) […]

By |2016-11-16T08:24:59+00:00November 16th, 2012|Articles, Devotionals|Comments Off on Departed Glory

The First Note

“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone. Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name.” (1 Chronicles 29:11-13, NASB95) [...]

By |2012-11-14T00:01:13+00:00November 14th, 2012|Articles, Devotionals|Comments Off on The First Note

Creating Inheritance

“So now, in the sight of all Israel, the assembly of the Lord, and in the hearing of our God, observe and seek after all the commandments of the Lord your God so that you may possess the good land and bequeath it to your sons after you forever.” (1 Chronicles 28:8, NASB95) […]

By |2016-11-16T08:25:00+00:00November 9th, 2012|Articles, Devotionals|Comments Off on Creating Inheritance

Know, Serve, Seek

“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.” (1 Chronicles 28:9, NASB95) […]

By |2012-11-09T00:01:20+00:00November 9th, 2012|Articles, Devotionals|Comments Off on Know, Serve, Seek

Of Aaron and His Brothers

“The sons of Amram were Aaron and Moses. And Aaron was set apart to sanctify him as most holy, he and his sons forever, to burn incense before the Lord, to minister to Him and to bless in His name forever.” (1 Chronicles 23:13, NASB95) […]

By |2016-11-16T08:25:00+00:00November 7th, 2012|Articles, Devotionals|Comments Off on Of Aaron and His Brothers

The Temple

“Then the angel of the Lord commanded Gad to say to David, that David should go up and build an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.” (1 Chronicles 21:18, NASB95) […]

By |2012-11-05T00:01:35+00:00November 5th, 2012|Articles, Devotionals|Comments Off on The Temple