THE GRACE OF GOD (PT 1)

When I was young in my walk with Jesus, I thought it was my responsibility to change myself. I thought that if I read the Bible more, prayed more, discipline myself better, and so on, then I was guaranteed to change areas in my life I didn’t like. And... read more

BIG GOD = SMALLER PROBLEMS (PT 2)

When Paul gave his resume to the church at Corinth to validate his apostolic calling he didn’t point to his accomplishments. Rather, he drew their attention to the suffering he endured for the sake of Jesus and His kingdom. A quick look at some of the things he experienced:... read more

CREATED FOR GOOD WORKS

“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” (Ephesians 2:10) One of the paradoxes of the Christian life is that to find our lives, we must lose them. Specifically, it is not possible to grow... read more

WHERE IS OBI WAN

The idea of a personal mentor is one of the most important practices that Jesus has handed down to us. Without a mentor, we are stuck on our own, trying to figure things out the hard way. With a mentor, we can learn from people who are farther along... read more

THE CROSS (FULLY LOVED)

If God is satisfied with the work, the work may be satisfied with itself. –C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory Today you can rest in the love of God, 100% delighted in, 100% loved in Jesus, and nothing can add to your value or subtract from it. God loves you... read more

THE CROSS (THE CURSE)

Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. (Genesis 3:17b) When Adam left the garden, mankind’s way of life changed. God put humanity into a garden where our fundamental needs for food and human contact... read more

THE CROSS (NEW NATURE)

The Cross. The place where Earth’s influence from hell meets reconciliation with Heaven. The Cross of Jesus Christ is the oasis of life. It is the meeting place, the bridge to the ever so grand chasm between a sinful nature and the Father in Heaven. Ultimately, the Cross is... read more

A KEY TO SUCCESS (2)

The word ‘diligent’ is defined as careful and persistent work or effort. Throughout Scripture the word diligent is used around thirty times and it is highly encouraged, especially in the book of Proverbs, to pursue of a lifestyle of diligence. Here are a few verses: “A lazy man does... read more

A KEY TO SUCCESS (1)

Keys open and unlock doors. Using the right key on the right door allows you access into a place you couldn’t get into before. This is no different than how we show up in life and what we bring to the table each day in our interactions with others.... read more
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