If pressed could you discern the actual gospel of Jesus Christ from a counterfeit? Especially if the skewed message came from within mainstream evangelicalism?
Archives for 2015
I finally tackled the task of cleaning my clothes closet. In case you’re also struggling with how to lighten your possessions, here are some of the criteria I used to decide what to keep and what to donate. I tossed clothes that met the following criteria: I bought it when Ronald Reagan was president. I […]
This December you can have a Mary Christmas or a Martha Christmas. In a Martha Christmas you are so frantic doing good things that you miss the best gift of all. In a Mary Christmas you recognize what is truly important and find the best gift of all.
There’s nothing like the Christmas season to force you to face the fact that life is often neither joyful nor triumphant. What is there to celebrate about Christmas? We’ll answer that question by looking at one of my favorite Christmas stories: Job.
What if God has called me to something and I’m just plain afraid to follow? The path he’s put before me seems to frightening or overwhelming? What then? Handout When God calls: 5 ways to run your race well Follow God’s call with humble faith and obedience (1 Kings 19:19-21). Trust God to equip you […]
As the oldest woman in the family tree, the success of Christmas settled on my shoulders like a straight jacket. How can any thing that can fits under a Christmas tree transform the life of the recipient from misery to joy?
How do we silence that inner voice that says whatever I am doing it’s not enough? To tackle that question, we’ll look at a series of contrasts between how the world measures greatness and how God measures greatness from the story of Elisha, Naaman and Gehazi in 2 Kings 5.
If every day is part of God’s plan for you, how do you live it out? That’s the question we explore in this series. Rather than how to find your calling, this series examines how to live your calling well by looking at how the prophet Elisha lived his calling. Handout When God calls: 5 […]
Hebrews says each of us is running a race designed for us by God. We are not on random paths subject to the winds of change and the pitfalls of our own mistakes. Our race course is personally set by God to result in both His glory and our good. Therefore, since we are surrounded […]
The more I study the Lord’s Prayer, the more I conclude the prayer asks for one and only one thing: that God would make us completely righteous once and for all.