08.30.10 | Comments
For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk ...
08.19.10 | Comments
The battle for contentment rages in each and every life.
I know I need to go to school on this one.
But then again so did the Apostle Paul:
Philippians 4:11,13 (ESV) " ..... for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be ...
08.13.10 | Comments
I admit it.
I like to read the Puritans.
These guys wrote some pretty neat stuff back in the 1600's.
At first I was intimidated by their books.
Many are thick tomes.
So.. I started with the shorter versions, updated in modern language.
08.09.10 | Comments
A confession: I love to read Christian biographies!
I get so much encouragement from the lives of current and past followers of Christ.
Here's a very cool snapshot out the life of William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army:
William Booth ...
08.09.10 | Comments
Things can come at you in life like bullets fired from a machine gun.
So fast, so much, so scattered.
How do you respond?
That's a question I asked myself recently. But I didn't have a good answer.
Until a couple of days ago.
08.06.10 | Comments
How we see God is vital to every aspect of our lives.
The question is... do we see the God who is or the God we create in our minds?
That's why the Bible is so very important.
It shows us the God who is there.
In living ...
07.29.10 | Comments
Are we guilty of taming the Lion of the Tribe of Judah?
Shrinking Jesus down can happen in our lives in many ways.
Living as though Jesus isn't big enough to handle my worries.
On and on it goes.
07.26.10 | Comments
When you head into your day, how do you invite the Lord to go with you?
Into all of the unknowns.
On the job.
In the nitty gritty of real life.
I just ran across a verse that makes a great morning prayer:
Psalm 90:17 ...
07.12.10 | Comments
“You will cleanse no sin from your life that you have not first recognized as being pardoned through the cross. This is because holiness starts in the heart.
The essence of holiness is not new behavior, activity, or disciplines. ...
07.09.10 | Comments
I forgot to mention something on the show this morning.. so.... here's a bonus if you're checking out the blog.
Missionary C.T. Studd ( 1860-1931) gave up his fortune to take the Gospel to China & India.
His challenge is ...
07.06.10 | Comments
We've all heard the saying...."He's too heavenly minded to be any earthly good."
But can we really focus on Heaven too much?
Can we have too much of God?
I'm thinking most of us have the opposite problem.
We don't focus on the Lord and eternity ...
06.29.10 | Comments
Have you ever driven back to make sure you closed the garage door?
Or locked the front door?
Or turned the coffee pot off?
Guilty as charged.
A multiple offender.
Sometimes in the same day.
But I feel better after this morning's ...
06.18.10 | Comments
“There may be some foul spot in our lives; the kind of thing that the world never forgives, the kind of thing, at any rate, for which we who know all can never forgive ourselves. But what care we whether the world forgives, or even whether we ...
06.17.10 | Comments
Where did we ever get the idea that following Christ was synonymous with playing it safe?
Check out this snapshot from the Book of Acts:
Acts 5:17-21 (NKJV) Then the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of ...
06.16.10 | Comments
This morning author/pastor Mark Atteberry joined us to talk about letting go of the guilt in our lives.
Such a great conversation!
Areas we covered:
How Satan uses the weapon of guilt against us
Dealing with criticism