If you’ve ever played anything competitively, games, sports, etc., you’re probably familiar with the idea of studying your opponent and looking for a weakness you can exploit for your own gain. In most sports, it’s finding a way to score more points than they do. In a game, maybe you’re trying to achieve something faster, […]Read More Trojan Horse
When we stop and contemplate how awe-inspiring God is, how complete He is from all-knowing to all-seeing, it’s impossible to truly consider who He is without feeling really, really small and insignificant. Once we’ve landed in that spot, His love can really work in us, as we learn that the creator of all created us, […]Read More Reverence Eyes
Encouragement is the ultimate construction tool. Nothing builds up faster, elevates quicker or edifies with greater success than encouragement. There is no greater motivator. We’re all tortured with doubts, as fear tries to imprison us in a cage made with bars of disbelief. For many, this crippling assault prevents us from ever achieving much of […]Read More Building Your Skyline
In my reading this morning I came across a passage I’ve read dozens of times before. For some reason, it jumped out at me as something to share – so maybe it’s something you need to hear today, who knows. Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and […]Read More Never Go Hungry
Every day, whether we realize it or not, we’re leading others. Our words, our actions, our plans, our dreams, the way we walk, talk, drive and act all represent a road map of sorts. Are we leading people where they need to go? Or are we leading them astray? Do we handle stress by pointing […]Read More Where Are You Leading?
Our world is embracing evil. In many cases simply by ignoring it. Using actions like the recent mass murders to further political agendas. ( Make no mistake, by calling them acts of terror or mass shootings or anything else we marginalize what they really are… murder. The ultimate incarnation of evil – to extinguish a […]Read More Clothed in Evil
Every Sunday hundreds of millions of Americans gather to worship. Not that kind of worship. We worship at the altar of pro football. Others worship at the altar of Hollywood celebrity. Even more worship at the altar of Amazon or Target or Macys, as if acquiring more stuff will ever feed a hungry heart. For […]Read More What Do You Crave?
Average. What a horrible word for anyone who calls God their Father. He didn’t make us to be average. Never once does the bible say we should live mediocre lives, accept less than what’s best or succumb to failure. You have been set apart as holy to the LORD your God, and he has chosen […]Read More Made For More
Mark 9:35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” John the Baptist was a man after God’s heart, a paver of The Way, a herald of The Word, a servant of all. He led a righteous life, up […]Read More The Backwardness of Pain
We baptized our son yesterday. What an amazing feeling that created in me. After listening to him describe how he had accepted Jesus into his heart and then saying it was “the best day ever” it got me thinking. What have been my “best days ever”? The day I married my amazing, beautiful, indescribably awesome […]Read More Bulletpoint Proof We’re Made for Relationships