When Habakkuk the prophet addressed the LORD, the Holy One, he described him in these terms: “You who are of purer eyes than to see evil __and cannot look at wrong…” (Hab 1:13) I want eyes like my Father’s eyes …Read More »
We periodically have a Men’s Morning-in-the-Word at Laurel Canyon where we focus together on some practical issue relating to our walk with God. We’re getting together this morning with a focus on exercising influence and demonstrating leadership as men of …Read More »
In preparing for our men’s study on the fight for mental purity in the digital age, I ran across this quote from Doug Wilson. Porn is a sex-ed curriculum put together by liars and incompetents. The central wrong lesson (one …Read More »
On Saturday, March 15 from 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, men of all ages are invited to join us at Laurel Canyon as we use God’s word to honestly evaluate The Fight for Mental Purity in the Digital Age. I’m scheduled to lead …Read More »
MEN: Does your example point others to a better understanding of the character of God? Men’s Morning-in-the-Word: this Saturday (10/12) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Laurel Canyon. Come study and grow with us.Read More »
Psalm 78 is A Maskil of Asaph. It is built on the foundational importance of leaving a legacy. ___ Give ear, O my people, to my teaching; ______ incline your ears to the words of my mouth! ___ I will open my …Read More »
[caption id="" align="alignright" width="280"] Lady Wisdom by Melanie Rogers[/caption]
"I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me." (Prov 8:17)
Here's a challenge for men at the start of a busy work week.
- Single guy: seek Lady Wisdom more diligently than you seek an eligible woman to marry.
- Married guy: pursue Lady Wisdom more eagerly than you pursue your wife.
Proverbs 8 clearly establishes that this will not be wasted effort. You will not be disappointed with the outcome. Listen up.
__ Does not wisdom call? ____ Does not understanding raise her voice? __ On the heights beside the way, ____ at the crossroads she takes her stand; __ beside the gates in front of the town, ____ at the entrance of the portals she cries aloud: __ “To you, O men, I call, ____ and my cry is to the children of man. __ O simple ones, learn prudence; ____ O fools, learn sense. __ Hear, for I will speak noble things, ____ and from my lips will come what is right, __ for my mouth will utter truth; ____ wickedness is an abomination to my lips. __ All the words of my mouth are righteous; ____ there is nothing twisted or crooked in them. __ They are all straight to him who understands, ____ and right to those who find knowledge. __ Take my instruction instead of silver, ____ and knowledge rather than choice gold, __ for wisdom is better than jewels, ____ and all that you may desire cannot compare with her.Read More »
The home was God’s idea, but life at home isn't always perfect. Or easy. Or pleasant. Or like we expected it to be.
On this first day of Spring, might the Bible provide some help? Many of us know it's time for a good "Spring cleaning" around our physical houses. But what about our homes? Our marriages? Our parent-child relationships? Our individual lives of integrity?
Here's a Spring Cleaning Checklist to get us thinking about the issues that matter most:
- What sort of clutter has built up? (Luke 8:14)
- Is your garbage disposal working? (James 1:21)
- Are your mirrors clean? (James 1:22-25)
- Are you keeping an eye on your filter? (Phil 4:8)
- Is your alarm system functional? (Prov 22:3)
- What needs to be thrown away for good? (Gal 5:19-21)
- How's the laundry coming? (Col 3:5-14)
- Are you getting the fresh air you need? (1 Cor 13:4-8)
- Have all the necessary locks been installed? (Eph 5:3-4)
- Are things as secure as they need to be? (Prov 4:23)
- How's the foundation? (Matt 7:24-27)