Monthly Archives: August 2014

SEVEN CONTRIBUTIONS THE PSALMS MAKE TO THE BIBLE (AND LIFE)

by Roger Severino The Psalms express humanity’s words to God. In the Psalms, we get to listen in on the private and corporate cries of God’s people to God. One thing to consider while reading the Psalms is: “How are man’s words to God also God’s word to us?” No other book of the Bible so clearly captures the cries, praises, prayers, and songs of God’s people to God. The Psalms reflect the whole range of human emotion. From “negative” … Continue reading

Living Eternally

By Eric Warren I’ve done a lot of work with youth over the years. Between the Student Ministry here at Brentwood Baptist and my involvement with Young Life, I get a front row seat to all of the passing fads that sweep through young people’s culture. A few years ago, a phrase swept through high schoolers and filtered down to other age groups, as well; the term was YOLO. YOLO was an acronym for “You Only Live Once”and usually gave … Continue reading

SIX THINGS WE LEARN ABOUT PRAYER FROM THE LORD’S PRAYER

by Roger Severino We are encouraged to approach God as “Father.”  That may not sound that significant to us, but it was pretty radical coming off the lips of Jesus to His disciples.  Though the concept of God as Father is not absent in the Old Testament or prior to Jesus, the intimacy of “Abba, Father” is a drastic introduction.  We approach a good, loving, and merciful Father.  Prayer is relational. We must honor God as holy when we pray.   … Continue reading