Passion to Work Together

ICYMI this morning.

The True Man

Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
Romans 14:4

Around the turn of the millennium, I had recently read Wild at Heart by John Eldredge. This book was recommended to me by my brother-in-Christ Jeff. He had read it and thought I would be interested.

“Interested” turned out to be an understatement.

The Lord used this book to change my life and change the way I am a pastor.

Along with The Man in the Mirrorby Patrick Morley, Wild and Heart inspired me to start True Men Ministries. I had begun to write devotions just prior to reading this book, but now my devotional writing took off!

I also began a men’s Bible study at my church…

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Journey to Calvary

Journey to Calvary - In My Father's Footsteps, Volume 3, was originally published by Lutheran Hour Ministries in 2003. They have graciously given me permission to republish the original work in this series of devotions from True Men Ministries. A devotional thought and prayer for every day in Lent, from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday,... Continue Reading →

Christmas Moments I

Christmas Moments I - In My Father's Footsteps, Volume 2, is the first Christmas devotional book in the series. I tell some stories about Christmases past that my family and I experienced - most of them while we lived in Southern California. Also included are the stories of ten beloved Christmas Carols and Hymns. These stories were... Continue Reading →

Pray For Everyone

ICYMI this morning.

The True Man

Because the outcry against Sodom and Gomorrah is great and their sin is very grave, I will go down to see whether they have done altogether according to the outcry that has come to me. And if not, I will know.”
Genesis 18:20-21

The story of Sodom and Gomorrah has many layers to it.

But maybe one of those layers is overlooked. Namely, why did God go down to see what Sodom and Gomorrah was like? Surely he could see it from heaven.

God is omniscient, meaning he’s “all knowing.” He knows everything, even before they happen.

The activities of the citizens in Sodom and Gomorrah were certainly known by God in heaven. But Genesis 18 specifically states that God would “go down to see” just what they are up to.

Why?

Well, he didn’t go for himself. He went to Sodom and Gomorrah for his “friend”…

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