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 son for his thirteenth birthday. Unusual but interesting request. I applaud her desire for diverse perspectives and encouragement for her son […]

Psalm 139:21 | God’s Side

God loves everyone. God is love. For God so loved the world… These are messages one will hear in Church. It is true that we who are alive right now are living in an age of grace and mercy. Where God is […]

1 John 2:5 | My Lifelong Fear

I have a fear. A real fear. I have a fear that I will not be able to run the race. The race of life before God. I am a sinner with all my issues but I want to love God and […]

2 Thessalonians 2:7 | Lawless Truth

The phrase that drives me crazy is “this is my truth”. It drives me crazy because truth is true independent of what people believe. When I grew up someone might say “this is what I believe to be true”. Which leaves room […]

Hebrews 13:18 | What Kind of Christian are You?

An interesting idea passed through my reading list this week. The comment was that each person, denomination, tradition, or opinion sees God and scripture in their own image. The challenge the person put forth is that everyone reads into the scripture their […]

Matthew 5:16 | So Bright I Need Shades

I am perplexed by the modern invention of social media where anyone at any moment often unexpectedly might become famous or infamous. Much like winning a lottery the instant fame is a rush that might destroy one’s life or propel them to […]

2 Peter 3:9 | There is not Much Time Left

Life is hard. Anxiety levels are high. All in the middle of this is a world-wide lockdown because of COVID. Personal circumstances vary but in general life is difficult for those without money and for those with money. For Christians many see […]

2 Peter 2:1 | Selfish Evil Teachers

How do I as a Christian know that I am following what Jesus actually taught and how do I know if I am listening to people God himself has raised up as guides and teachers? How do I avoid charlatans and selfish […]

2 Peter 1:5 | Stronger Faith for the Walk Ahead

Do you want to strengthen the faith that you have from Jesus Christ? Do you want to take your Christian walk with God to a new level? Do you want to build on the faith that saved you from yourself? Then keep […]

Romans 12:10 | How to Outdo Everyone

“Hold my beer…” is a joke that is usually followed by someone doing something terribly stupid. Alcohol does impair judgment and matched with the nature of people wanting to one up someone else leaves us with a result that is going to […]