1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 16:7 | Who Controls Your Day?

How do you plan your day, week, month? My wife keeps a physical calendar and she writes on the calendar all the events and schedules that we have upcoming. She likes the physical and visual view of that calendar. For work I […]

Titus

Titus 3:9 | Christ > Race

What if you were related to a King from a faraway country or maybe your family happened to be related to someone even more awesome like Lebron James who is the King of basketball? Ancestry and relations that hold great, famous, and […]

1 Corinthians Holidays

1 Corinthians 15:55 | Death to Life

When we think of life and death we think being born and then one day dying thus life and then death. But the Christian world view is the opposite. Death and then life. Before life there is only death. The distinction is […]

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 14:33 | Chaos Church

Church services are a formal structure. They start a certain time. They end at a certain time. There is an order to the flow with prayer, music, speakers, scripture reading, and greetings all taking the place assigned by the leaders who organized […]

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 13:13 | Why God?

The mantra of the church in modern times is that God is love. Jesus loves. This view is taken to such extents that now the question arises… If God is love, how can he allow such evil in this world? If God […]

1 Corinthians

1 Corinthians 12:13 | One Promise Kept

Christians are a diverse group of people but we were all given one Spirit. Some people are Christians because they follow the rules Jesus marked out for life. Others might be Christians because culturally they grew up in those traditions of church […]

Genesis

Genesis 3:1 | Yes He Said That

God did say do not eat from that tree? We all think we are smart until that moment we are hustled and tricked into doing something stupid. Anyone ever send money to some Nigerian prince? Never paid too much for a junk […]

1 Timothy

1 Timothy 4:8 | How I Exercise

Did you know you can exercise your spiritual nature and grow in godliness? Everyone understands that exercise is a good thing for the body. Moving the physical muscles in a labor by lifting weights or traveling some distance is good. However, sitting […]

Proverbs

Proverbs 1:29 | God’s Justice in God’s Time

Have you ever been in a conversation and one person says something so outlandish or tells a lie that is so shockingly obvious that the only response is for everyone to step away imagining the lighting bolt strike from God is coming […]

Family Discipleship

A note for Teens…

A mom I know from the local church asked several of the men, myself included, to write a letter to her teen for his thirteenth birthday. Unusual but interesting request. I applaud her desire for diverse perspectives and encouragement for her son […]