Old Habits

For those who have trusted Christ, who have drunk deeply of His living water, God has given us the strength to stop sucking down the mud. We are no longer powerless against sin because we have died to sin and are now "alive to God in Christ Jesus" (Rom. 6:11).

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Dying to Live

What I realized too late was the gift that moment presented. It was the gift of death and life. In that moment, I was offered the opportunity to die to self in order to live in the glorious moment.

Bored by the Ending?

I was reminded the other day of a conversation I had with my daughter when she was younger. Out of the blue, she declared, "Dad, when I grow up I'm going to make movies." "Well, that's great! Why do you want to make movies?" I responded. "I think movies can sometimes be boring so I'm going to make them better."

Grasping the Gospel

How is it that we in the church can so easily miss the Gospel? On any given Sunday, how many people in the church would be able to clearly communicate the Gospel message if asked? Could I clearly communicate it?

Merciful Storms

Rejecting God is always a bad idea for all of us. Worse though would be for us to miss responding to His call of mercy through the storms (hearing hard truths, obstacles meant to keep us from disobedience...). Is God calling you to Himself through the storms?

Meditation on Jonah

Jonah. From childhood, I’ve heard the story countless times. So imagine my surprise when I began to read the familiar story only to find my heart captured, clinging to every word like a drowning man grasping a life preserver. Finding truths that I’d long since known yet too easily ignored.

25 Minutes on Sunday

Regular church attendance with a body that values biblical teaching is important, but every one of us needs more that 25 minutes a week to become fully committed followers of Jesus (i.e. have a solid biblical foundation, a sincere and vital faith, and a firm grasp on the practical application of said faith in everyday life).