Each year at Thanksgiving, people take time to reflect on all the things they have to be thankful for: family, health, country, friends, turkey and dressing, relationship with God, job, hobbies, God's Word, football, pecan pie, and the list goes on and on. There is certainly much to be thankful for. But God calls us … Continue reading Giving Thanks FOR the Most Difficult Situations?!
Expectations make a difference. Some people have no expectations Some people have low expectations Some people have high expectations God has high expectations of himself. He always thinks, speaks and acts in the right ways. He always does so with a pure heart. Everything he does is with excellence, with integrity, with love, with faithfulness, … Continue reading What do you expect?
If you saw a news headline that declared, "Dry bones come back to life!" you might think you were reading from a tabloid news outlet or maybe the entertainment section. You certainly would not expect it to be written by an eyewitness reporter who was on the scene when it happened. But the prophet Ezekiel … Continue reading Dry bones come back to life!
The Proverbs show us the way to joyful, abundant, Christ-honoring living, a life full of God's blessings. Do you want to experience this kind of life? Now first things first: realize that the Proverbs are not so much guaranteed promises from God but rather are general principles from God that guide the way we live as … Continue reading A Life Full of Blessings
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. From the first word of Genesis to the last word of Revelation, the Bible is the perfect Word of God. When we read the Bible, we are literally reading God's Word to us. The stories of the Bible instruct and inspire us. The principles in the Bible … Continue reading Trust the Bible
Discernment is the ability to make good judgments, to accurately analyze situations to know right from wrong and to know truth from falsehood. It is an important skill for spiritual leaders and for all followers of Jesus. In a world that is getting more and more confusing, your ability to be discerning will give you … Continue reading Discernment
A picture is worth a thousand words. A ministry known as The Bible Project is utilizing illustrations and technology to communicate the truth of God's Word in compelling and memorable ways. Click the links below to watch the Gospel of John come to life with narration and with fun, powerful illustrations: > Gospel of John, Chapters … Continue reading A Fun Way to Learn God’s Word
A few years ago on a Friday night, when I was serving as the high school pastor at Hebron Church, I stopped by the home of one of the families in our church. A group of about ten high school boys were staying at that house all weekend for DiscipleNow. The parents of the home … Continue reading The Ten Commandments
When you pause long enough to think deeply about current events, what do you think about? why the events are happening? how to solve the problems? the ways that current events will impact the future? what the Lord is doing? Did you catch the last one? We would be wise to pay attention to what the … Continue reading Pay Attention to What the Lord is Doing