Posts from 2015

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Giving God His Due

by Tim Terpstra

Have you ever wondered what our words would sound like and what actions we would perform if we could even scratch the surface of describing the greatness and worth of God? David exhorts us with this thought in Psalm 29, “Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory […]


by Tim Terpstra

Waiting is never fun, but life is filled with waiting. We wait for our next birthday, wait to get our first car and driver’s license, and anxiously await college, jobs, marriage, and families.  There is also daily waiting, waiting in line at the grocery store, waiting to get over sickness, and waiting in traffic.  On a couple of recent […]

What do I do when there is no justice?

by Tim Terpstra

Selah Moment One of the great human challenges from childhood to old age is handling injustice.  From our earliest days we are quite adamant that justice be served. Watch any two year old react when a friend steals his favorite toy.  He literally screams to anyone who will listen that a gross violation of the […]

Divine Provision

by Tim Terpstra

One of the great statements in Scripture, comes from one of the great narratives in Genesis 22.  Abraham has just waited for 25 years for a promised son, an heir.  God then asks Abraham to take this promised heir, his only son Isaac, to the top of a mountain to be sacrificed to God. While there […]

Resurrection Redux

by Tim Terpstra

  The focus of the resurrection should be a year round delight for followers of Christ.  So much attention to its detail is given and its veracity forms the basis of a living transformational faith.  For Paul, the truth of the resurrection was essential to everything he taught (I Corinthians 15:15-19).  All of our future and present […]

New Year Reflections

by Tim Terpstra

Selah Moment A new year often brings impetus for reflection and a recalibration of focus and energy.  We might be inclined to spend a few moments thinking about what we like about our life and what we want to change. We might even be honest about areas of life we know God wants to change in […]

Perfect Wisdom, Perfect Timing, Every Time

by Tim Terpstra
Why Attend Church?

Have you ever wondered why God isn’t doing what you think He should be doing when you think He should be doing it?  We can, when not in the moment of waiting, answer the question with a general vague acknowledgement that He indeed knows best.   The scripture offers more than vagaries on His Sovereignty, but […]