Today I’m wearing a shirt that says, “Keep moving forward.” I purchased this shirt because I often would write or preach the phrase, “Keep pressing forward,” so this shirt was destined to be worn by me. The concept of moving forward, pressing forward, is all about direction and movement. The direction is straight ahead. Despite … Continue reading Peripheral Issues
The world tries to tell you that you are only responsible for yourself, and sometimes that even isn’t something that is taught. But the Bible speaks about an integrity the world does not understand. We have a great responsibility, as well as many responsibilities along the way. If we want to live for Jesus, we … Continue reading Your Responsibility
Glory to His Name
We have been given the privilege and authority to share the Good News. We have a great responsibility and a great opportunity to tell people everywhere what God has done. As we share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and what He has done in our own lives, the Spirit will grow the kingdom of God. … Continue reading Glory to His Name
I have always tried to be a reliable person, but I’ve failed like everyone does from time to time. We cannot always do what we desire to do in life. The Bible says for our yes to be yes, for our no to be no. This makes things very black and white. This is something … Continue reading Reliability
The Proper Equipment
This is the year both of my kids are in high school. When your children reach high school, things immediately change. They have somewhat figured out their gifts, their talents, their interests. They have selected activities and hobbies that they truly enjoy. It’s very different from the elementary years when they dabble in a sport … Continue reading The Proper Equipment
What about Those Ites?
In Numbers 3 and 4, we read about the Gershonites, the Kohathites, Merarites, and others. The chapters contain so many instructions of the responsibilities of each clan. As we read over the passages, it is hard to grasp how this relates to us today. We are not carrying around a tent from place to place. … Continue reading What about Those Ites?
On the way home from my daughter’s track meet, we got to see a town square pole get uprooted and smashed by a big freight truck. It was something I’ve never seen before, but it was also a teachable moment that I took advantage of when it was available. The reason the truck driver could … Continue reading Pole Smashing
Sanctity of Life
We are Valuable. Matthew 6:26 – Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are? [NLT] We are God’s Creation. Only part of Creation made with God’s hands. Remember, He took the dirt … Continue reading Sanctity of Life
More Than a Story: Faithfulness
[The Loaned Money: Matthew 25:14-30] Also known as the Parable of the TalentsA talent is a monetary unit worth about 20 years’ worth of wages.Talent is useless if it is not used.No one is without talent.Talents given according to ability – 5, 2, 1 Responsibility - Faithful over little, set you over much – Action … Continue reading More Than a Story: Faithfulness
Our Birthright Message with Outline
Main Passage: Genesis 25:29-34 [ESV] Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore his name was called Edom. Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright now.” Esau said, “I am … Continue reading Our Birthright Message with Outline