New Clothes

"Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices, and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in the knowledge after the image of its creator."- Colossians 3:9-10 Everyday we wake up bathe, brush our teeth, and put on fresh clothes for the... Continue Reading →

Known by Fruit

"They profess to know God, but they deny him by their works.  They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work."- Titus 1:16 There is a quote by Brennan Manning that says "The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians, who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and... Continue Reading →

Leave conceit at the door

"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others as more significant than yourselves."- Philippians 2:3 We like recognition.  We want to be acknowledged for a job well done, for landing the big client, or for anything else.  Nothing is wrong with recognition, but there is danger when it becomes all encompassing and... Continue Reading →

Pray for Everyone

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be made for all people."- 1 Timothy 2:1 Today's verse is important because we all need prayer.  We all need the encouragement that it can provide.  When we are going through a rough time it seems to be natural to ask others to... Continue Reading →

Overcome evil

"Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."- Romans 12:21 There is little doubt that we live in a world that has been overcome with evil.  If you don't believe me just turn on any news outlet and listen for five minutes.  It is inevitable that some of this evil with be... Continue Reading →

Live it!

"But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves."- James 1:22 What does it mean to be "doers of the word?"  The only proper response to the scriptures is to allow them to take root in your life.  Many sit in a pew on Sunday to hear an encouraging word that will... Continue Reading →

Discipleship is a Process

As we get older we look back on things we have done with a sense of awe, accomplishment, and in some cases horror.  This is because life is a learning process that starts from the time we are born.  We learn to walk, speak, ride a bike, and later in life we teach others to... Continue Reading →

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