• Palm Trees and Tent Pegs

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  • Finding Your Vocation

    Genesis 2:15

    Ultimately, finding a vocation that is right for us is quite simple. We only need to find work that would be sanctioned by God’s Word and for which we are gifted. We do not need to peer into the hidden ...Read More

  • Defining the Will of God

    Deuteronomy 29:29

    The right way to pursue the will of God for our lives is to ask, what is pleasing to Him? The Lord does not expect us to live according to what He has not revealed but to seek to please ...Read More

  • The Vocation of Parents and Children

    Ephesians 6:1–4

    If children do not know the rules of the household and are disciplined for breaking them, they will understandably resent their parents and be provoked to anger. Thus, parents should strive to clearly communicate their expectations and make sure that ...Read More

  • The Vocation of Wives

    Ephesians 5:22–24

    Wives are not called to submit to perfect husbands, for no sinner can be a perfect husband. Instead, wives are to submit to the lawful leadership of their husbands even when their husbands lead imperfectly. This does not mean submitting ...Read More

  • Lay Duties: Obedience

    Hebrews 13:17

    It is easy to gripe and complain about our church leaders, but it is much harder to submit to them as God calls us to do. But as we see in today’s passage, the Lord calls us to submit to ...Read More

  • Forms and Their Communication

    1 Corinthians 14:40

    Though we may not always be conscious of it, all of our forms communicate something. That is why it is important for our leaders to think carefully about what they do in worship and how they do it. It is ...Read More

  • Ritual vs. Ritualism

    Jeremiah 7:1–4

    Any group of professing Christians can fall into ritualism. Even those with simpler liturgies can go through the motions without their hearts’ truly being in the worship. It is a danger for all of us, so we should ask God ...Read More

  • Looking Over the Fence

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  • Guidance in Worship

    Romans 1:18–23

    Over the past few decades, we have seen many silly and irreverent things introduced into worship in order to draw a crowd and keep people entertained. To do such things, however, is to play with fire. We must follow God’s ...Read More