All tagged Confessions

Repent: A Sermon from Psalm 119

In Psalm 119, David’s weakness is obvious to him. His time in the Word has made him honest about his life. Throughout the stanzas, but especially the fourth, he doesn’t cushion or embellish who he is — rather, he readily confesses his weakness. He readily admits that his soul is addicted to dust.

Good Intentions

I wake up at 5 AM, 7 days a week. This is done with the good intentions to do either some reading or writing during the quiet waking hours of the day. I started this routine some time last year somewhat out of necessity.

Picking Up the Pieces

Honestly, I didn’t know how to react . . . I didn’t even know what to feel. There was sadness. There was sorrow. There was confusion. There was shock. There was anger. And there was bitterness. A grim amalgamation of emotions flooded over me as I read the devastating news of Tullian Tchividjian’s resignation from the senior pastorship of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church.

The Perfect Messiah for Messed Up People

We all have skeletons in the closet — secrets that’d make us absolutely die if they were exposed. There are sins in the darkest corners of us that we work and strive and bleed and sweat to keep there. Our lives devolve into nothing more than keeping some things hidden and saving face.

The Mirror & Mystery of the Gospel

The gospel of grace really is a paradox, a mystery so beyond our finite comprehension, that not even the great Sherlock Holmes can deduce its logic. The gospel of Jesus’s vicarious substitution is supra-rational — so far above and beyond human intellect that we’d never conjure the story of God’s grace.

Fully Known

What’s the greatest thing about the gospel? At first, this may seem like an esoteric question, an undeserved delineation or distinction that’s nothing more than debate-fodder for those who have nothing better to do with their time or academic sophistications.

Confessions in a Symphony of Grace

When I see myself as I am, I’ll grasp a clearer vision of grace. When I’m honestly able to say, like the prophet Isaiah, that I’m lost, undone, and a “man of unclean lips,” it’s then that the glory of the gospel shines ever brighter.

I’m Not Okay, & That’s Okay

I am not okay. I don’t have everything together. As much as I long for perfection, I’m most assuredly not. I can safely and accurately declare right along with the apostle Paul, that I’m a sinner, just like everyone else, and of sinners, I’m probably the king.