September 12, 2017 – One Way

September 12, 2017 – One Way

There will always be those who challenge our faith in Jesus by saying, “How can Jesus be the only way to God and Heaven? I believe that all religions lead to God. We all get to God by different roads.” Nothing could be further from the truth.

August 8, 2017 – Be a Barnabas

August 8, 2017 – Be a Barnabas

I find too many believers are struggling with personal issues taking away the joy of their salvation. And then there are the many believers who have conflicts with others in the church. We may have forgotten what the Apostle Paul said to the Ephesians: “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you”.

July 25, 2017 – The West Coast Offense

July 25, 2017 – The West Coast Offense

The West Coast Offense has lots of motion from the running backs and wide receivers. The many short passes in this offense allows gifted runners to break tackles in the open field and gain much yardage. I know I need help calling the plays in my life. I appreciate knowing that the ultimate Coach and Counselor runs my West Coast Offense.

The Epitaph

The Epitaph

When Jesus commanded His disciples to count the cost of discipleship, He was effectively asking them to consider what their epitaph might be, what memorial words might be written on their gravestone. This is intended to be a short but precise description of a...
May 30, 2017 – Are You a Warrior?

May 30, 2017 – Are You a Warrior?

Memorial Day is a precious time to celebrate the sacrifices of those who have defended this great country.  Every American owes a debt of gratitude to the women and men who bravely serve(d) in our military to defend our rights and protect our land. Too often we take...
Fortitude

Fortitude

When I think of people who have fortitude, my attention immediately goes to men who show unexpected courage, moxie, staying power, and guts. One of my favorite stories that speaks of a humble man who had enormous fortitude was the reformer Martin Luther. In April...
April 12, 2016-Building a Legacy

April 12, 2016-Building a Legacy

Psalm 7:8 Most recently the scandals and inappropriate actions associated with some politicians has caused me to revisit some of the thoughts I wrote about in the book Guts, Grace, and Glory. This book was developed around understanding the importance of having...

October 26, 2015 – Decision Making

“Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.” – Joel 3:14 Many probably feel as I do that ever since high school it seems decision-making is a big part of our everyday experience. Hopefully,...

September 7, 2015 – In God We Trust or Do We?

It is a crazy mixed-up world we live in. The once cherished values and morals that formed this great nation are under attack. Never in our country’s history have so many people tried to convince us that “man’s way is better than God’s way”. During the Apostle Paul’s...

November 3, 2014 – No Pain, No Gain

“If we endure, we will also reign with Him”  – 2 Timothy 2:12 For the Oakland Raiders and their fans this has been a very tough year. I had the privilege of being with them in Seattle recently when they played the Seahawks. I reminded the guys during chapel that...