Appetizers for Your Soul Food Diet

January 17, 2019

At the beginning of the year, we often focus on resolutions: exercising more, eating better, spending more time with our loved ones. So perhaps this is a good time for us to consider our spiritual diet, in particular the books we read (I’m hoping that you are a book reader; if not, we need to … Read More

The Picture On The Wall

January 10, 2019

We used to have a very large picture hanging in our family room. It was taken in the early 1980’s, Judy, our two sons and me. It wasn’t too long ago, I think around 2008, when we had friends come to the house for the first time. After sitting in the room for a few … Read More

The Unchangeable Character of His Purpose

January 3, 2019

This Fall was the start of my second year at Covenant Seminary. Thinking back to my first year, I consider my time at Covenant Seminary a unique privilege. I have wonderful professors committed to not merely providing me with information but committed to helping me know Jesus more intimately. I also have forged deep friendships. … Read More

New Year’s Resolutions

December 27, 2018

“Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.” – Ecclesiastes 5:2 “A wise man once said…nothing.” – Attributed to Will Rogers In a few days it will be 11 … Read More

Joyful Witness

December 20, 2018

Put yourself in the shoes of the shepherds on that night (see Luke 2:8-18). Shepherds were a despised class in Israel, because their work prevented them from keeping the ceremonial law. Their nomadic lifestyle encouraged many to stoop to thievery, and they were considered so unreliable that their testimony was not admissible in a court … Read More

Welcome One Another

December 13, 2018

I’ll never forget my first day in a PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) church. I had moved back to New Jersey and was looking to find a new church. I looked online, but couldn’t find any PCA churches close to my home. So, I resorted to looking in the phone book (can you tell how … Read More

The Death of a Good Man

December 6, 2018

Hello GRC – Yesterday was a day working from home, starting the sermon. At lunch time, I turned on the news, and was reminded that the memorial service for President George H. W. Bush was in progress. I’m not a political news junkie, nor do I typically feel drawn to so-called “can’t miss” events like … Read More

O, Come Let Us Adore Him

November 29, 2018

This advent season, I am making a very conscientious effort to find moments to be still and remember the reason for the season – to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. With the calendar quickly filling up, holiday events to plan for, numerous meals to prepare, gift shopping to do – … Read More

Commitment vs. Involvement

November 21, 2018

When you sit down to have a breakfast of bacon and eggs, one can easily say the chicken was involved. The pig, on the other hand, was committed. Likewise, at Thanksgiving dinner, the turkey was committed. Perhaps these are not the most pleasant thoughts when enjoying dinner, but as a Christian it’s a concept we … Read More

As Surely As

November 15, 2018

Pastor Kevin DeYoung asks the following questions of believers: have you ever come to church feeling dirty for the way that you stared at a young woman at the Gap, or sat through an entire sermon thinking about how you blew up at your kids that morning, or come to the end of a worship … Read More