We are all tempted. Each and every one of us. And we don’t talk about it enough. The lust of the flesh. The lust of the eyes. The pride of life. We all struggle. Every day. (1 John 2:15-17) What do we do about it? Love God more than things in this world; temporary things … Continue reading Everyone struggles. Talk about it.
Ever walked by something dozens of times and not really noticed it? Not noticing things leads to a certain unintentionality that leaves us unconnected to purpose, vision, and direction. Unaware, we all do it…live with our eyes fixed on distractions, substituting the good for the best. At our local Y, I was watching 3 of … Continue reading Fixed on Something
Lessons from Matthew 10 God wants my heart. And He wants me to be a man of action. God wants me to proclaim Him, freely giving what I’ve freely received. (7-8) God wants me to work for Him, to deliver value, to be worth my keep. (9-10) I must keep my home deserving of … Continue reading God wants my heart. And He wants me to be a man of action.
"Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints..." (1 Corinthians 1:2a). The Bible teaches that a Saint is a member of Christ's Church, one of God's Elect. A Saint is a righteous person. Individual members of the Lord's Church are called to … Continue reading Called to be Saints
Well, I believe…” How many times do you hear or read that? Frequently, I’m sure. Me too. That phrase is used far too often within the Church. “We can agree to disagree.” “We’re both entitled to our beliefs.” “Don’t want to offend.” Nonsense! That’s all well and good if we’re talking about the best filet … Continue reading “Well, I believe…” / Who cares?
Be ready! Don't be a victim to circumstances. Prepare for the challenges and opportunities along your path...the achievements to come. “I will study and get ready, and perhaps my chance will come.” ~Abraham Lincoln "Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong." ~I Corinthians 16:13 "Watch therefore, for ye know … Continue reading Be Ready!
“Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.” Heard this statement during our lesson Sunday morning. It resonates. Want to go to Heaven? Me too. And we must be prepared. To be prepared, we must seek and find the truth. And we must seek that truth first and above all! “Seek ye first the … Continue reading Heaven: A Prepared Place