I’d like to begin by asking a simple question. What is the greatest possible joy anyone could ever possibly have? Though this question may seem simple and straightforward, many of us are bound to try to answer it by relating to our own life experiences. Maybe to some of us, the greatest joy a person […]Read More Joy
Living by example can be a tricky thing to do as we each have our own ideas of what that lifestyle actually entails. Fortunately, I’ve managed to pin down 3 characteristics that are necessary for every person for anyone who strives to live by example. Firstly, to live by example means to live selflessly. […]Read More What it Means to Live By Example
What does it actually mean to love someone as God intends for us to love? A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13:34 Should we just act lovingly to everyone we meet in our daily lives? […]Read More How to Love Someone The Right Way
I’m sure we all know how this works. The penalty for sin is a one way trip to hell yet, through a life lived in the image of Christ, an eternity in paradise could just as easily be our final destination. Yet in light of this understanding, I pose a serious question. In a world […]Read More The Danger of Sin
Say by chance you came across a genie in a bottle and you got three wishes. But these aren’t just some means of teaching you a moral lesson by giving you want you asked for with some kind of dramatic twist, no no no, these wishes are special. These 3 wishes you get will give […]Read More What We Want Controls Who We Are
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. There are many things that can be said about the nature of faith and even more that can be said about its importance in our everyday day lives. But more than anything else, this one simple thing remains […]Read More How Do We Know if We are Being Faithful?
I’m not one to toot my own horn (like ever) but I think that the title of this article asks a pretty unique question. How do we as Christians define success? Maybe it’s all a numbers game. (It’s actually not). Maybe we’re successful if we start a church and gain a certain number of members. […]Read More How should Christians Define Success?
God is our Father, God is our friend, God is our protector and our provider. Of those things, we can be completely assured. Yet as good as God is to us, we can’t help but wonder why he doesn’t always appear that way from our point of view. Yes, I am well aware that God, […]Read More God, I’m Doing Your Will, So Why Do I Feel Like You Are Against Me?
1. Read the verse 2. Mark any keywords or phrases 3. Determine the type If authoritative, follow for a). If Poetic or Historical, read surrounding verses for context, then follow for b). 4. Question 1 (awareness): a) What is this verse asking me to change about myself? b) What is this verse telling me about […]Read More The Next Time You Read Your Bible, Remember To Do This.