Faith

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An Overflow of Gratitude

by Brent Karding

There is perhaps no more difficult Bible verse to live out than Ephesians 5:20: “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” So our expressions of thanksgiving to God are to be continual and all-encompassing. There is no moment of the day when we should not […]

I Vow to Thee, My Saviour

by Brent Karding

Two nights ago my wife and I attended the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. There was a lot of majestic music, fancy clothes, and moving presentations. One of the presentations was the singing of the song “I Vow to Thee, My Country,” which I always find deeply moving. This song is a song of loyalty […]

The Most Important Hours of Life

by Brent Karding

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian who was executed in April 1945, just weeks before World War II ended, for his part in a plot to kill Hitler. I have been listening to an audio version of Eric Metaxas’s excellent biography of him, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, and have been struck by his godliness […]

Did God Get It Right?

by Brent Karding

Last week, I read a quotation by Tim Keller on Facebook that blew me away: “Worry is not believing God will get it right, and bitterness is believing God got it wrong.” Think about the first part of that sentence for a moment. Do you really believe that, as a Christian, God is both sovereign […]

Jesus Wants Your Unrestrained Commitment

by Brent Karding

Last Sunday night I preached on the story of Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis 22. But because the audio recorder stopped recording partway through the message, I didn’t upload it to Sermon Audio. So I thought I would post the application of the message as two separate blog posts here.  I found Genesis 22 to […]

Take a Forkful or Two

by Brent Karding

“O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him” (Psalm 34:8). Do you know what Easter dinner is? “Of course,” you’ll probably answer! And why will you answer that way? Because you have a three-volume set on Easter dinner – its purpose, preparation, and progress into the […]

How Traffic Engineers Are Like God

by Brent Karding

A few years ago I read a book called Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us). One chapter discusses why humans get into traffic jams while ants do not; in that chapter is a fascinating section on a computer system in Los Angeles, located beneath City Hall, that […]

God’s Perfect Will for Your Life?

by Brent Karding

I want to clear up a wrong conception of the will of God. Have you ever heard this? “God has one perfect will for your life, and if you mess up, then your life is messed up forever.” God has a Plan A for your life, and when you seriously deviate from it, you can […]

Fight the Slimy Snake of Doubt

by Brent Karding

Today, that old serpent the Devil still attacks on the same two fronts he used to attack Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden: the truth of God’s Word (Gen. 3:4) and the goodness of God’s person (Gen. 3:1b, 5). And yet they are both one attack; to cast doubt on God’s Word is […]