The Apostle Paul accomplished a lot in his life. He traveled the known world preaching the gospel. He was thrown into prison for the cause of Christ, but he continued to preach anyway. His resume would dwarf the resume of any other preacher who has ever lived. Yet, there is also no other person who […]Read More Paul: A Character Study
Everyone wants to live a life that matters. No matter who you are or where you are from, we all want to make a difference. I recently concluded a Bible study in which I did character profiles of important characters in the Bible. One of the driving things of all of them is that they […]Read More Lives That Matter
Have you set goals for yourself this year? If not, I encourage you to do so. You may not be able to reach every goal but setting them will challenge you to, at the minimum, strive for them. The importance of planning and setting goals is addressed many times throughout the Bible, here is one […]Read More Setting Goals In 2019
There are certain words in Christianity that make us cringe. Words and phrases like “sacrifice” or “love your enemies” are things that we don’t really like to talk about. The word “forgiveness” is also one of these words. But just because we don’t like to talk about them doesn’t mean they are not important. Usually […]Read More Why Forgive?
Suffering is a word that we would like to avoid at all costs. No one likes to suffer, because it’s uncomfortable. We would all like to live quiet, peaceful lives for the rest of our existence, and never have to worry about anything. Unfortunately life is not like that. If you are breathing you will […]Read More The Blessing of Suffering
Pharisees. Just the mention of the word incurs images of self-righteous and sometimes brutal religious leaders. The Pharisees are a picture of what happens when traditional religion gets out of control. As my brother so brilliantly put it in his post Spiritual But Not Religious, not all religion is bad. But pharisaical religion is the […]Read More The Problem With Pharisees
I read an article a few days ago that featured Michael Jordan. He admitted that he has felt an emptiness since he left basketball. This happens a lot with entertainers and athletes. They become so accustomed to the spotlight that they can’t handle when it’s not there anymore. Their life seems to no longer have […]Read More An Empty Feeling
Over the last few decades there has been a rise of people around the world that call themselves spiritual but not religious. What does it mean to be ‘spiritual’ but not ‘religious’? According to Wikipedia it is “a popular phrase and initialism used to self-identify a life stance of spirituality that takes issue with organised […]Read More Spiritual But Not Religious
Faith is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the entire Bible. If you ask ten different people you might get ten different answers. But Hebrews 11:1 tells us exactly what faith is. It is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The word “substance” in the Greek refers to […]Read More Where Is Your Faith?
One of the most awesome things about this life is the power to choose. But as Spider-man’s wise Uncle once said, “With great power comes great responsibility.” It is true that the ability to choose is a very wonderful and powerful thing. But it’s also true that the ability to choose comes with very weighty […]Read More The Power of Choice