A Good Dose of Self-Forgetfulness
This is gospel-humility – counting others more significant than ourselves. Being genuinely interested in and concerned for others. A good dose of self-forgetfulness.
The One Question That Creates Humility and Thankfulness
What do you have that you did not receive? Think about this today. Turn it into thankfulness and humility before your generous King.
12 Things To Do When You’re Criticized
How do we respond to criticism? I haven’t always done well and I’m still learning, but here are a few things I try to think of when others criticize me.
What Does Your Worship Say about God?
If an outsider came into your Sunday meeting and observed you worshiping, what would he conclude you think about God?
How to Fight the Good Fight for Joy
So how do we experience Christ’s joy now? As John Piper says, it’s a fight, part of the good fight of faith. Here are some ways to fight...
We Know Something Nobody Else Knows
We who have trusted in Jesus know something. We know something no one else knows. It is one of the great secrets of life and one of the keys to consistent, deep, abiding joy.
Holiness Is Not an Option
Jesus commands us to practice righteousness. Both in public and in private. To hunger and thirst for true righteousness. To be holy whether anyone is watching or not.
Fretting and Fearful for Our Nation? Here’s Some Good Advice…
Do you fret over the state of this nation? Are you fearful about the way things are going with our government? If so, Psalm 37 has some good instruction for you.
Before You Make That Decision
As the new year begins, many of us face difficult and life-changing decisions. We can be grateful for God’s incredible promise in Psalm 32:8.
God Is Not Man… and Am I Ever Glad
We should scour the Bible for his promises, ask him to fulfill them and thank him that he won’t change his mind or forget to do what he’s promised.
The Kind of People God Loves to Use
In this day of celebrities and even celebrity pastors, it’s good to remind ourselves that God loves to save and work through common ordinary people. That’s one truth the Christmas story teaches us.
The Root of My Anger
We want something and can’t get it, so we fight and quarrel. So here’s a million-dollar question that helps expose that root: What do I want right now that I’m not getting?
How to Avoid the Whirling Dervish Syndrome This Christmas
To avoid the Whirling Dervish Syndrome this Christmas, as hard as it is to do, we must seek to stay our minds on Jesus and trust in him.
Powerful Promises for the Discouraged
I guarantee you Jesus will help you and change you. You may not see drastic changes from day to day, but I promise you that 5 years from now you will say to me you can’t believe how much Jesus has changed you.
Who Are You Serving This Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving is a great day to imitate Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve. Here are a few ideas.
Turn Your Cash into Thanks and Praise
We tend to think of the blessings WE will get through our generosity. How WE will reap. Or we think of the joy we will give OTHERS. But don’t forget what GOD will get when we give – thanksgiving and praise.
Who Needs the Church Anyway?
Paul tells the Ephesian believers that God is building them together locally to be a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. How can we be built together with other believers if we’re not part of a church?
You CAN Rein in That Rage
Anger is explosive and feels uncontrollable. But we can be slow to anger. God says we can rule our spirit.
Who Died and Made Me Judge?
Much of the time anger involves making a judgment: What that person did to me was wrong and I have a right to be angry about it. Yet only God is capable of perfectly righteous anger, because God is the perfectly righteous judge.
Be Sloooooooooooow to Anger
Anger usually feels like it erupts instantaneously from nowhere, like Mt. St. Helens. Yet the Bible says we should be slow to anger.