Ultimately, the battle we are facing today is spiritual. But the Bible promises that in the end, we will have victory. Listen in, I know you’ll be encouraged.
This is a very confusing time to shepherd children. Every day, I interact with parents who are struggling to navigate the turbulent waters of a culture in spiritual crisis. In five minutes on social media, you’re likely to see articles sowing seeds of confusion and doubt on anything related to Christian values. No time is this more prevalent than the month of June, which has been set aside to celebrate what God says will bring suffering and sorrow. But is the answer to “gay pride” “straight pride?” God’s Word says pride that focuses on us is never pleasing to God. The Bible teaches us that Satan is a master deceiver. From the time of Eve, the devil has been delighting in misleading human beings. Turns out that like Eve, we are easily deceived. In every generation, there are false teachers whom Satan uses to sow seeds of confusion and draw us away from the truth. Shepherding children in the midst of this can make us fearful of our sons and daughters being led astray.
I love God’s Word. It offers a calm reassurance that we are, and always have been, at the center of His Father-heart. The prophet Isaiah seems to have a window into our weary, sometimes discouraged, human hearts as he shares God’s heart with us and reminds us of God’s extravagant love for His children. The echo that comes back to my heart time and time again after reading Isaiah 43:1 is simple: “All is well.”
When was the last time you paused and truly considered the privilege you have under the Gospel? As Christians, this is the ultimate privilege. Listen in today as we look at what Scripture has to say.
Have you ever had a really bad moment? A moment when you let yourself down and others who depended on you? A moment when you were not your best self? A moment that would embarrass you if others knew? Even as I type these words, I am convicted by those moments in my life.
Peter had a moment like that in Luke 22. Some might say Peter was the brash disciple; he rushed in with answers and jumped out of a boat only to take his eyes off Jesus and begin to sink. Peter pledged with great boldness that he was ready to go anywhere with his friend and mentor, Jesus, even to death. But in Luke 22, Peter denied not once, but three times that he even knew Jesus. Why? In part, because of fear.
June is here, and with it a barrage of propaganda coming from companies like Oreo and Target who want you to disregard truth. How do we navigate the cultural waters? With wisdom. Today I’ll be sharing insight from the Bible regarding the value of seeking wisdom and reading some of today’s headlines.
How can we ensure that our families will survive and even thrive in today’s culture? Psalm One has the answers! Listen in or watch on YouTube or Rumble as I talk about it looks like to have strong roots … and strong faith.