The Spiritual Discipline of Fasting

At CityLife Church, we are about to commence a two-week season of prayer and fasting. Jesus fasted for 40 days at the beginning of his ministry, releasing great power into his ministry (Matthew 4:1-2), and he assumed that his disciples would fast also (Matthew 6:16-18). Fasting can be … Continue reading

Reflections on Psalm 10

A few verses from Psalm 10, an ancient song with contemporary relevance ... Vs.1. O Lord, why do you stand so far away? Why do you hide when I am in trouble? Vs.2. The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor. Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others. Vs.3. For they brag about their evil … Continue reading

Reflections on Psalm 9

The Psalms are a collection of ancient songs, reflecting Israel's experience with God. In Psalm 9, David opens his song like this (vs.1-2):  I will praise the Lord with all my heart;  I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.  I will be filled with joy because … Continue reading

Reflections on Proverbs 2

A few reflections from Proverbs 2: 1. Wisdom will save you from the immoral person. The path of lust leads to death and to hell. If you take that route you are doomed and will never reach the path of life. Think about it. 2. Instead of following evil and immoral people, follow the steps of good … Continue reading