Skip to main content

10 Reasons Why God is Great

God is Great, Beer is Good, and People Are Crazy

pt. 1 - God is Great

1. Though I am a wretched, daily sinner and idolator God chose before the foundation of the world to save me from hell through the substitutionary death of his Son Jesus.

2. While I was still in my mothers womb he gifted me with the talents and abilities that make me the person I am and enable me to live in this world.

3. He determined the time and place of my birth and placed me in the loving care of two Christians parents who love Him and one another deeply.

4. Like a loving Father he brought me along in my youth, allowing me to live and learn, fall and be bruised, all the while staying close by my side and drawing me back to himself.

5. He has given me godly, golden crown of a woman as my wife and a quiver full of children who make me laugh and smile everyday.

6. Each day he is faithful to raise the sun, breathe breath into my lungs, put food on my table and keep my children clothed.

7. He promises not to harm me, and shows me small glimpses of the plans he has for my future which fill me with hope.

8. He is faithful and just to forgive my sins and by abiding in his truth I am set free to live.

9. Through faith in his Son he gives me special abilities which fill me with energy and joy when I use them to glorify him.

10. He has given me friends with whom I can eat, drink, and be merry, experiencing love and support, hope and joy, happiness and delight.

Popular posts from this blog

5 Reasons I Won't Let My Kids Wear Clothes with Skulls on Them

Yesterday I threw out a poll question on my Facebook and Twitter pages.  The poll question asked, "Should Christians wear attire with skulls on it?"  I received some great comments from people with a variety of opinions.  You can read the comments on my timeline from 8/8/13.

My opinion is that Christians should not wear clothes with skulls on them.

I don't have one specific Bible verse that I can use to prove my point.  Jesus never said, "Thou shalt not wear clothes with skulls."  I do however think there are number of conclusions that can be drawn from Scripture that support my opinion.

1.  Jesus does care about the clothes we wear.
I don't believe God's people are free to wear whatever they want.  From the Old Testament all the way through the New Testament you can find Biblical language related to clothes.  There are laws in Leviticus about clothes.  God instructed the OT priests on what to wear don't believe God's people are free to wear wh…

How Stephanie and I Celebrated 15 Years of Marriage

Yesterday Stephanie and I celebrated 15 years of marriage! 
To kick off the festivities, on Wednesday afternoon Stephanie bought a new car from Harry Browns in Faribault. She said good goodbye to the minivan and bought a 2014 Dodge Journey. She picked out a great new vehicle and her dad Ralph channeled his inner New Yorker to haggle us a great price.
We started the day Thursday driving to St. Peter to pick up Isabelle from the "Gustie" Basketball and Leadership camp. She spent 4 days there learning, practicing and having a blast. We celebrated together as a family with some Godfather's Pizza!
After getting back to Northfield I dropped the kids off at some friend's houses so Stephanie and I could be alone together. Having great friends who help with the kids is such a blessing. 
Stephanie had the idea that we should get tattoos together. She didn't have to work hard to convince me! After asking for recommendations on Facebook we decided to check out  Guns and Nee…

Lessons from Mt Everest

It would be great is life was all fun and easy and exciting like glissading down a mountain side.  However life is actually much more like climbing up the mountain.  It is difficult, painful, dangerous and exhilarating all wrapped up into one.
Last Sunday I preached at a church in Northfield and I shared some thoughts about this.  I compared lessons I've learned studying mountain climbing to lessons I've learned living life.  Here are the five things I talked about, along with some accompanying Bible verses.
1. You have to have a goal and you have to work hard towards achieving it, sometimes for a long time ---> Jer 29:10-14  2. You have to expect setbacks (injury, weather, enemies, catastrophe) and roll with them ----> 2 Cor 4:8-10  3. You have to push yourself beyond what you thought possible ----> Phil 4:13  4. In most cases, you need others to help you (guides, logistics, cheerleaders, friends, expedition leader) ----> Heb 10:15   5. You have to acknowledg…