Life Together

Thoughts On How To Schedule Your Day

Posted onMarch 8, 2011 | by: Allen Snapp | 0 comments

For those of you who, like me, are always looking for ways to increase your effective use of the time God has given us, here's a helpful post from Matt Perman's blog, What's Best Next......Keep Reading

Spirit-filled Boldness and the Gospel

Posted onFebruary 22, 2011 | by: Allen Snapp | 2 comments

This past Sunday I shared from Acts 3-4 and focused on the quality of boldness that the Holy Spirit brought to the disciples and will increasingly bring to us as we are filled with the Spirit. On Monday my family was sharing a devotional time from The Gospel Primer by Milton Vincent and I read an entry called My Manifesto and all I could think was, "I wish I'd seen this before Sunday's message!" He has some great thoughts about boldness and the way the gospel undergirds our boldness that I thought you'd find encouraging and challenging. Enjoy!...Keep Reading

Ambition?

Posted onAugust 17, 2010 | 2 comments

What comes to mind when you hear the word "AMBITION"? This may not describe you, but in many Christian circles the word ambition conjures up negative feelings. More often than not, it's used to describe things that we desire but shouldn't be pursuing and is frequently preceded by the word selfish. Granted, James rightly instructs us as to the destructive nature of selfish ambition within the church......Keep Reading

The Faithfulness of God

Posted onMay 6, 2010 | 2 comments

This past Sunday we looked at Genesis 12:10-20; the story of Abram and Sarai going down to Egypt. After leaving his home country in faith, believing in the promises of God and the God of the promises, Abram encounters famine and fear. Trials lead to self-reliance which give way to failure as faith turns to faithlessness. But God reveals Himself as faithful, rescuing Abram and Sarai and preserving His promise of blessing for all people....Keep Reading

A thought on contentment from John Newton

Posted onMarch 26, 2010 | 0 comments

As the women begin their book study this week, reading and discussing "Calm My Anxious Heart" by Linda Dillow, I thought it would be profitable for us all to consider the (sometimes hidden) sins of anxiety and discontentment in our own lives. In his book, "Respectable Sins", in his chapter on Anxiety and Frustration, Jerry Bridges quotes John Newton on the subject. Take the time to process and understand this quote...it's well worth it....Keep Reading

Dug Down Deep

Posted onFebruary 1, 2010 | 0 comments

Dug Down Deep has eleven chapters--eight of which are reflections on key Christian beliefs including the Doctrine of God, Scripture, the Person and Work of Christ, the Atonement and the Holy Spirit. Personal and narrative-driven, Dug Down Deep shares the questions, misconceptions and hang-ups Harris had what it's meant to allow Scripture's truth to reshape his thinking....Keep Reading

The Struggle for Prayer and the Joy of Victory

Posted onJanuary 11, 2010 | 1 comments

As Christians, we desire to grow in our relationship and intimacy with God. Most of us know the benefits and joys of prayer, meditation and worship alone in the presence of God. But if we're honest, we also know a certain struggle. It differs from person to person but hinders us none the less. One of the most common responses to this struggle is disappointment, condemnation and hopelessness....Keep Reading

Beauty Will Rise

Posted onDecember 28, 2009 | by: Allen Snapp | 1 comments

I got Steven Curtis Chapman's new album Beauty Will Rise for Christmas and I have been listening to it a lot since. It is a psalm-like album journaling the pain and faith that the Chapman's have walked through since their adopted daughter Maria was killed in an accident. It is a beautiful and honest album and it has challenged me to the heart in many ways....Keep Reading

How do you remember...?

Posted onDecember 10, 2009 | 1 comments

Sunday, Allen told us that just as God remembered Noah (Gen. 8:1) He also remembers us. He remembered us at the cross, He will remember us in the future and God remembers us now. But is this the paradigm in which we view our lives? Do we believe that God has always known us, has always been with us, and has always “remembered” us? And if not, how does that affect the way we think about Gods commitment to us in the future?...Keep Reading