Don’t Just Learn—Follow

I admit it I love to preach. I love to teach Bible studies. I love to serve the Lord and His people by setting up chairs, sweeping floors, or making coffee. I am a terrible singer, so I don’t try to lead singing, but I love to give financially to our Father and to kingdom causes. All of these are …

Kate’s Story

Kate’s life is an excellent story about the power of personal discipleship to move someone from confusion to clarity in the faith. Kate starts her story, “I was so messed up. I was just running around trying to figure this out (life in Christ) in my late 20’s. I knew there was hunger and an unsatisfied feeling. So I jumped …

What Forces Keep You in Bondage?

Do you realize there are persons and forces actively working against your freedom in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? These persons and forces attack your relationship with God, your identity, what you take into yourself, and what you do. They lob bombs, shoot flaming arrows, attempt to sneak in, and operate in deceit and subtlety. The goal is the …

How Would You Rate Jesus?

Testimonials have always been persuasive. According to researchers, when it comes to people’s purchasing decisions, “there is strong evidence . . . that consumers rely on customer [that’s you!] recommendations far more than advertising.” Understanding the enormous persuasive power of recommendation, why do we as devoted followers of Jesus so often hesitate to recommend Him? If you were to rate …

Pursuing A Reckless, Crazy Strategy

Pursuing A Reckless, Crazy Strategy God loves to work in the realm of the impossible. Therefore, He puts you and me in impossible situations in order that we can see that He is the One who comes through and works things out. Once Joshua passed away, Israel was led by judges for a period of time. Ten of them are …

Christmas

Has there been a year providing more evidence of a broken world in the last fifty years than 2020? A global pandemic. Businesses are closing. Jobs lost. Suicides are up. Domestic abuse and drug/alcohol abuse up. Divorce up. An incredibly toxic and polarizing presidential election. Riots and vandalism. Racism. Record-setting hurricane season. And the Dodgers deservedly won the World Series. …