This past weekend I had the opportunity to preach at our church on the topic of training to be Godly from 1 Timothy 4:7-8: “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise … More Beyond Today, Beyond Yourself
If I’m being honest, I can be a real people-pleaser most of the time. But the longer life goes on, the more I realize that I cannot please everyone. In His letter to the Galatians, Paul expresses the fact that he is “astonished” that the people turned so quickly away from the actual gospel to some other … More Who Am I Trying to Please?
As with any holiday in the church calendar, we have an opportunity to come nearer to Jesus. However, it’s also possible to get so caught up in the tradition of the holiday that before we know it, the holiday has come and gone and we’ve missed out on an opportunity to grow closer to the One who … More An Easter Reflection
In 1 Corinthians 7:28, the apostle Paul says that “those who marry will face many troubles in this life.” In this passage, Paul is making a case that a single person will be less divided than a married person in their ability to serve the Lord. While he clearly states marriage is not a sin, … More Appreciating the Dance in Marriage – The 80:20 Ratio
This week I began teaching an extension (a class focused on learning about a specific topic and helping folks get connected into our church) called “Knowing God.” In this extension, we are looking at God’s attributes, or characteristics. Today marks the first post in a five-week series I’ll do on what I’m learning as we move … More Knowing God (Week 1): Dependent on the Independent