Please read Romans 8 and see the confidence we can have as adopted children of God. We can be heirs with Christ if we suffer with Him (Romans 8:17). Jesus received His Father’s approval through obedience and so can we (Hebrews 5:8)! Will you obey your heavenly Father today?Read more "Pleasing Our Parents"
We receive new spiritual life through Christ. The Bible tells us to reenact His death, burial, and resurrection (Romans 6:3-4). That’s how we get into Christ and allow Him to breath authentic spiritual life into us. We have to let Him form our spiritual essence with the creativity only He possesses.Read more "God Made Dirt"
What motivates God to command a spiritual U-turn? That’s what repenting is: a 180-degree turn from sin back toward our amazing God. Jesus commands us to repent because He loves us, because He knows there is danger down the road we’re traveling. U-turns might seem embarrassing to us, but isn’t it more embarrassing to hit that dead end?Read more "Making the U-turn"
May I humbly suggest that searching through the images of popular culture will not inherently assist you in shaping your life positively. However, searching through the pages of the Bible will produce an image in our minds of the Holy person we should be imitating (Romans 8:29).Read more "Image Search"
A skilled musician is focused on practicing his or her music. A committed athlete uses all his or her concentration to stay in the game. Good parents make sure they spend buckets of quality time with their children. Could we say that a faithful Christian is “plugged in” to the church, into God, and the purposes of Christ?Read more "Are You Plugged In?"
My wife and I spent a lot of time picking our daughters’ names; it was an exciting exchange of thoughts and ideas that helped us make very special memories. It seems that Mary and Joseph missed out on that process, but remember where this child came from.Read more "Choosing Baby Names"
A saving faith will move mountains; usually we are the mountains needing to be moved each and day. Please encourage someone else to make a daily commitment to Christ.Read more "Daily Christianity"