Devotional

Christian Life Devotional
What is Eternal Life?
May 19, 2017
0
, , , , ,
All Christians are familiar with the term “eternal life.” But when asked what it actually “is” not much is given beyond the answer that when we die we will be with God forever. This of course is true, but it misses the important reality that “eternal life” is not just an experience for the future […]
Devotional Missional
Building the Healthiest People Possible
February 22, 2016
0
, , ,
What is a healthy person? How do we describe a healthy person and how do we build healthy people? These are all important questions that are so overlooked today in the midst of our margin-less lives. We have been in a Sunday morning teaching series titled, HD Living, Spiritual Clarity and Power through Spiritual Disciplines. […]
Christian Life Devotional
How Can We Change?
January 30, 2016
0
, , ,
It is possible. And even the impossible is possible. We all have areas of our life that we want to change, but for one reason or another we have not been able to change. Unfortunately, way to many people abandon any hope for change once a period of time has gone by where they do […]
Devotional Leadership
Making Space for LIFE
August 19, 2015
0
, , , , ,
I have noticed three major movements within the hearts of American Christians. First, in the beginning of our country we were still working through our new religious and political freedom and had high structure, integration into culture and a works based theology. This high structure developed into formalized denominational boundaries. So, what was critically important […]
Devotional Theology
How To Study the Bible
June 8, 2015
0
, , ,
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.” Psalm 119:105   “Apply thyself wholly to the text; apply the text wholly to thyself.” (attributed to Johann Albrecht Bengel 1687-1752)   “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at My word.” Isaiah […]
Devotional Inspiration
Learning How to Pray and Worship
May 9, 2015
0
, , , ,
How did you learn how to pray? For some of us we learned how to pray from our parents as they prayed for us at bedtime and said the grace over the meal. Some of us grew up going to Sunday School and learned how to talk with God there. But for many of us, […]
Devotional Theology
Easter: Faith, Facts & Feelings
March 31, 2015
0
, , ,
I hope this season finds you more amazed and more in love with Jesus then ever before as God’s family all around the world prepares to gather on Resurrection Sunday proclaiming, “He is risen. He is risen indeed!” But for some, doubt and skepticism and unbelief define their attitude toward Jesus and His resurrection. Christian […]
Devotional Inspiration Missional
Who is lighting their candle at our flame?
December 15, 2014
0
, , ,
It is a sobering thought to realize that our life is constantly “giving off” something to others around us and our environment. Some define this by saying; “That person has a really good presence about them.” Some other terms used to define what people are giving off are; energy, vibe, positive, negative and many other […]
Devotional General Inspiration
Eramos Topos: First Thoughts determine First Love
December 21, 2013
0
This past October Meshell and I had the opportunity to do a study tour of Israel.  It was an amazing opportunity fulfilling a lifelong dream to be able to walk where Jesus walked and dive deep into the Word of God.  During our time around the Sea of Galilee one of the places that intrigued […]
Devotional Leadership Missional
Stay Dusty!
October 21, 2013
1
An ancient Rabbi was noted as saying, “we learn with our feet…and that we should stay in the dust of the Rabbi.”  Meshell and I recently returned from a two week study tour of Israel.  It was an amazing time of seeing and learning as we followed the Rabbi (Ray Vander Laan, of That The […]