May 2, 2023 – Hiking Through Life

May 2, 2023 – Hiking Through Life

Most people I know enjoy a nice hike in the woods or mountains. There’s something about trekking—getting away from all the noise, concrete, and things that distract us—that breathes life back into a man’s spirit. Hiking also provides some great applications for our...
October 26, 2021 – Perspective

October 26, 2021 – Perspective

How we view life is called our perspective. It shapes our outlook, our decisions, and our actions. Whether we’re on the job, shopping, working in the yard, leading a Bible study, or watching a football game, our perspective interprets what we see and experience. Like a pair of glasses, our perspective can either distort or finely tune reality.

September 22, 2020 – Our True Goal

September 22, 2020 – Our True Goal

Two weeks ago, we discussed the need for life change. Then last week we talked about how this transformation takes place. But I fear that my short devotionals may leave some with the wrong impression. For you see, our spiritual transformation is not our chief goal, but a byproduct of our true goal.

September 15, 2020 – “Be Transformed…”

September 15, 2020 – “Be Transformed…”

Last week, we talked about our need to be on a trajectory of life change. That is, we are not to remain static in our relationship with Christ, but to be ever growing and becoming more like Him in His character. We want to put aside sin in our life and take on the character of Christ. The question we want to pose today is, how does this transformation occur?

September 9, 2020 – A Trajectory of Life Change

September 9, 2020 – A Trajectory of Life Change

When we first receive Christ, we feel an amazing sense of relief, joy, and gratitude for His abundant forgiveness in our lives. In the light of Christ, we’ve recognized the awfulness and great extent of our sin, and now having experienced His grace and forgiveness, we are eternally grateful. But Christ does not leave us in our sinful state, He wants to transform us.

August 11, 2020 – Spiritual Linebacking

August 11, 2020 – Spiritual Linebacking

The middle linebacker is to the defense what the quarterback is to an offense. The middle linebacker is the playmaker; the one everyone looks to for guidance, inspiration, and advice. He is the coach’s eyes and ears on defense. The linebacker must be one of the most gifted athletes on the field.

June 23, 2020 – A Model for Christian Living

June 23, 2020 – A Model for Christian Living

In Jesus’ day as today, many seek happiness and ultimate meaning in life in numerous ways similar to those tried by Solomon. In our pursuit of meaning and happiness we’ve made so much of our careers, our fitness, our possessions, fame, fortune, sex, sports, and entertainments of all kinds. But as with Solomon, we discover in the end that none of that provides ultimate purpose.

January 21, 2020 – The Struggle in the Cocoon

January 21, 2020 – The Struggle in the Cocoon

As believers, we know that life is made up of a series of struggles and challenges, all of which help us develop character, patience, and obedience. So, if we know struggles are essential to spiritual maturity, why do we do everything we can to avoid pain? And why do we try to rob others of the opportunity to grow by “rescuing” them?

August 6, 2019 – Do You Believe in Miracles?

August 6, 2019 – Do You Believe in Miracles?

In this fast-paced, high-tech world some people have forgotten that God is in the business of making miracles. Mankind has explored the depths of the universe and the bottom of the seas. We have modified DNA and created artificial parts for the human body. Through technology, we can supply an endless stream of information and artificial intelligence. We’ve become pretty self-sufficient. But the reality is, we still can’t create miracles. We still get into situations where we’re just stuck.