“Why do I have three Super Bowl rings and still there’s something greater out there for me?” Continue reading
Posted in 18 Year factor, feeling hopeless, Hope?, Meaning in life, Meaning of life, purpose, Searching, Seeking God, Wisdom
Tagged lost, purpose in life, search for meaning, Seeking God, why am I here?
Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading
Posted in Abuse, Addiction, Anger, Anxiety, Assurance, Bitterness, Broken Relationships, Call to ministry, Character, Childhood trauma, Christian life, Comfort, Complaceny, Conceit, Conflict, Contentment, Crisis, Depression, Despair, discouraged, Discouragement, Divine Lottery, Doubt, Elders, elders in the Church, Emerging Leaders, Emotions, Encouragement, Failure, Faith, Fear, feeling hopeless, Freedom, God's Patience, God's Heart, God's Love, Grace, Gratitude, Grieving, Hope?, Kindness, Leadership, Life of a pastor, Loss, marriage problems, Meaning of life, Mercy, Middle life, Mind Renewal, Nihilism, Pain, Pastors, personal, Praise, Prayer, purpose, Questioning God, Repentance, Sadness, Seeking God, Selfishness, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Suicide, Temptation, Trials, Truth, Victory, Walking with God, Will of God, Wisdom, Worship
Tagged burn out, Despair, Discouraged, feeling lost, helpless, hopeless, loss of perspective, spiritual exhaustion, Suicide
Delusional self-confidence based on self-accomplishment is not far removed from self-righteousness. It’s an insidiously deadly poison that can be… Continue reading
Posted in Attitude, Blessed by God, Christian worldview, Christianity, Church, Church Leadership, Church membership, Deception, Following Christ, God's Heart, God's Love, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Greatness, Jesus Christ, Judging others, Kingdom, Legalism, Love, Meaning of life, Mercy, Missions, Personal thoughts, Poor in spirit, Pride, purpose, Radical love, Repentance, Self esteem, Self love, Self-deception, Selfishness, Spiritual inventory, Teaching of Jesus, True Christianity?, Walking with God, Worldview
Tagged A true church, Ladociea, Pharisees, Revelation 3, Who are the true followers of Jesus?
Diminished hope easily leads to a deflated spirit of resignation that gradually becomes justified pessimism or even dark cynicism. Here’s a timely call to extravagant gratitude. Continue reading
Posted in Calling, Complaceny, Complaining, God's Will, Grace, Gratitude, Love, Meaning in life, Meaning of life, purpose, Thankfulness, Thanksgiving, Walking with God, Will of God, Wisdom
Tagged Discontentment, life of love, loss of motivation, no joy, Will of God
Why do we exist? We cannot escape this question. Continue reading
Posted in Creation, Glorify God, God as Potter, Image of God, Meaning in life, Meaning of life, purpose, Seeking God, Wisdom
Tagged Purpose of life, What is the meaning of life?, Why do we exist?
If you are a teacher in the Church or one who influences other followers of Christ, please make sure they understand the painful reality of the tension they will experience and how torn they will feel because of God’s Spirit living in them. The Christian life is one of tension between the already and the not yet. Continue reading
Posted in Blessed by God, Christian life, Christian worldview, Christianity, Church Leadership, Conflict, Contentment, Depravity, Depression, Despair, Discouragement, Doubt, Encouragement, Eternal life, Eternal security, Faith, God's Patience, God's Heart, God's Love, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Guidelines for living, Holy Spirit, Hope?, Meaning of life, Pastors, Salvation, Sanctification, Spirit filled, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Suffering, Temptation, Trials
Tagged Christian life is not easy, Life hurts, Life with God is hard, new Christians must know this, spiritual growth, Suffering, Trials, When life is hard
Rest securely and confidently in what God has done for you in Christ! And remind yourself often that…. Continue reading
Posted in Agnostic, Atheism, Atheists, Death of Christ, Depravity, Depression, Despair, Easter, Eternal life, Eternal security, Evil in the world, Fear of death, God's Love, Gospel, Gospel-centered, Grace, Grieving, Heaven, Hope?, Human depravity, Human dignity, Humanism, In Christ, Jesus Christ, Loss, Meaning of life, Problem of evil, Promises of Bible, purpose, Religion-not the answer, Resurrection, Salvation, Sin, Suffering, The cross of Christ
Tagged ashes to ashes, dust to dust, empty, Hope, hopeless feelings, life after death, Meaning of life, Meaninglessness, more to life
God’s kingdom is always ready to challenge the desires that preoccupy everyone (Matthew 6:32). God is always calling us away from lesser desires to draw us to more noble and lasting passions. Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Jesus Christ, Meaning of life, Passion, Spiritual Detox, Spiritual growth, Spiritual inventory, Spiritual transformation, Temptation, Walking with God, Wisdom
Tagged Desire, Faith in Christ, Meaning of life, Passion, Sex, Spiritual transformation
A first century person would have been incredulous about placing a picture of a cross on anything. There was no greater symbol of death and utter humiliation than to hang helplessly on a cross! Being hung on a cross would have been considered a waste of life. Continue reading
May I invite you to take faith to a new level? I hope that these word will help many understand what it really means to believe in Jesus. Continue reading
Posted in Change, Christian life, Christian worldview, Christianity, Faith, Jesus Christ, Kingdom, Meaning of life, purpose, Salvation, True Christianity?
Tagged Evidence for faith, Faith, What does it mean to believe in Jesus? Jesus Christ