Today, I was reflecting on some of my past sins. Ever had those days, when you’re driving, or talking with a friend, or praying, and all of a sudden you’re reminded of all that you’ve done in the past? All the shame you’ve carried because of your secret sin with that girl? Or all of […]Read More Gospel in Life: Not "despite," but "because" of my sin… Amazing Grace.
This past Sunday, PR was giving a message on the mission portion of the name of our church, “Gospel Life Mission Church.” And he mentioned something that I had forgotten about our church name: “Gospel Life refers to how we see the Gospel in our daily lives.” This past Sunday, I myself also gave a […]Read More Gospel in Life: "Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen."
Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” …Many Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony, “He told me all that I ever […]Read More I want to tell the whole world that I am a sinner, so that the whole world may know that Jesus is the only Savior…
I can’t sleep. I’m usually in bed around 11:30, and midnight is even pushing it. But I can’t sleep. Ever had those times when your mind is racing at light speed, and your heart is trying to keep up with the pace, so it starts pounding so hard you feel like it’s going to fly […]Read More The Great Commission – a Mission of Proclamation
Man is without excuse – and cannot pass judgment – and will be held accountable for their lack of worship to the One true God, whether they’ve heard of Him or not: “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men… For what can be known about God […]Read More A Pauline Appeal to Gospel-Centered Sanctification
iPhone4!!!! it came it finally came!!! This past week I finally got the long awaited iPhone4. Anyone who knows me knows that my previous phone (which will remain unnamed, though named after a deliciously tart fruit and “a disturbance of the normal condition of the atmosphere,” courtesy of dictionary.com) was about the most frustrating phone […]Read More "…they worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator"
“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” – James 1:2-3 I think can conclude that the last two years in seminary have proven to be two of the hardest years of my short, 23.5 year life so far. […]Read More "Count it all joy, my brothers…"
Thanksgiving… I’m thankful for all the blessings in life. I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful for my friends. I’m thankful that i have a house and food to come home to everyday. I’m thankful i have a job to sustain my life. I’m thankful i have a car that gets me from point A […]Read More Praise and Thanks
This week i was sitting and doing my devos, and about halfway through i started realizing something… i don’t like reading the Bible!! …sometimes. As i was reading, i started getting that tired, bored, “i’m sick of doing this!” feeling. and then i thought to myself, “Clark, why do you not enjoy reading the living […]Read More I don’t like reading the Bible… sometimes.
“These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them… ‘go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And proclaim as you go, saying “The kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.’” – Matt 10:5-8 This passage comes […]Read More "You received without paying; give without pay"