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.

July 30, 2019 – Time

July 30, 2019 – Time

Why do people like the outdoors so much? What is the real lure of hunting, fishing, and hiking? For many of us, the serenity of an outdoor experience offers precious, and mostly uninterrupted, time to think through our problems — let our minds unwind, get caught up on prayers, and simply listen to God.

Man-Up!

Man-Up!

If we really want to have an impact on the corruption, political unrest, and immoral trends impacting society, we must start by putting families first. And we can’t put families first until we encourage and enable men to once again become the providers, protectors,...
JOY— The Spirit of God

JOY— The Spirit of God

Most men at one time on another desired to be “that guy.” You know, the person with a great family, a good career, all the money necessary to afford the neatest toys, and the physical assets that set you apart from others. But what if all that isn’t enough to give you...
Conquering a PRIDEFUL Spirit

Conquering a PRIDEFUL Spirit

Creating a Christ-like Attitude A prideful – disobedient heart is why Adam fell out of relationship with God.  It is the same character flaw that many men are dealing with. This booklet is primarily focused on the “bad” and “ugly” forms of pride. These forms of...
MONEY— A Tool or A Purpose?

MONEY— A Tool or A Purpose?

Money is a wonderful thing if we don’t have the pursuit of wealth as our primary focus.  Someone once said that more people can be trusted with poverty than those who can handle great wealth. No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the...