Category Archives: Christian life

10 Things I’m Thankful For Today

Yesterday we talked about the danger of spiritual pride from 1 Corinthians 1:1-9.  In my message I said that gratitude is the only way to defeat spiritual pride in your life.  Then, I challenged everyone to find time to count their … Continue reading

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Devotional Thoughts for Leaders: Running and Coaching Well

In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, the Apostle Paul compares the Christian life to a foot race.  He encourages us to “run in such a way that you may win” (v. 24b). The writer of Hebrews also makes the same comparison urging believers … Continue reading

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How to Teach the Bible Through Discussion Without Missing the Point, Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part series on how to teach the Bible through discussion without missing the point of the lesson. Interactive small group Bible studies can be a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship, especially when they … Continue reading

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Two Aspects of Forgiveness

“Forgiveness is both an event and a process.  Making the four promises of forgiveness (found earlier in the book) is an event that knocks down a wall that stands between you and the person who has wronged you.  Then a … Continue reading

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Hope in the Face of Death

Recently, I walked into a dimly lit nursing home room to say goodbye to an elderly friend for the last time.  He wasn’t able to vocalize any words with his lips, but his eyes spoke volumes.  As we sat together … Continue reading

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Why Do I Have to Wait?

Waiting seems like a waste of time.   It makes us feel unproductive, ineffective, and sometimes worthless.  It wears us down. Like treading water, waiting dulls our senses and saps our strength. No one looks forward to waiting.  We pay large … Continue reading

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Trouble Shooting Your Prayer Life

The lights on the front of my garage are a mystery to me.  They come on when they want and go off when they want, no matter what I do with the switch.  I’ve checked to see if they are … Continue reading

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