THE SECRET YOU KEEP IS KILLING YOU

You have a secret. It’s something that no one knows about. Maybe it is an addiction – a struggle with alcoholism, drugs, or pornography. Maybe it’s psychological – a constant state of anxiousness, fearfulness or depression. Regardless of what your secret might be, it likely causes a pit to form in your stomach whenever you […]

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WHEN NOT TO HELP

Can our help actually hurt people sometimes? Yes, but not if we help like Jesus.   My friend believes and follows Jesus and wants to be a model of service and sacrifice like him, but he recently grumbled, “I sometimes feel like other people take me for granted, and don’t appreciate me for who I […]

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MY NUMBER ONE JOB AS A DAD

One of the biggest questions I ask myself is “If I only do one thing as a Dad, what’s the most important thing I can do?” Recently, as I was looking back in Scripture, God made it clear what the most important thing I can do is.   Deuteronomy 6:4-6 says, “You must love the […]

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DAY THIRTY FIVE

April 7th, 2018 READ | 2 CORINTHIANS 9:6-15 The Apostle Paul seeks to teach the Corinthian church the power of gospel-driven generosity. When we give to God’s kingdom, we receive God’s kingdom. Now, we should never give out of guilt or human pressure, but instead out of joy and obedience to the Holy Spirit. When we give generously, God uses our generosity to […]

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DAY THIRTY FOUR

April 6th, 2018   READ | 2 CORINTHIANS 8:1-15 The Apostle Paul sought to inspire the Corinthian believers to give to the plight of the Jerusalem Church as extravagantly as the Macedonian Church. Paul describes the Macedonians’ giving as rich and joyful, beyond their ability and his expectations, despite their own trials and poverty. Why […]

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DAY THIRTY THREE

April 5th, 2018  READ | 2 CORINTHIANS 4:13-15  In verse 13, Paul quotes Psalm 116:10, which says, “I believed, even when I said, ‘I am greatly troubled.’” Paul explains that even if we know the truth, it can sometimes be difficult to believe and act on it, but when we choose to believe, even when it’s hard, we get to see God move […]

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DAY THIRTY TWO

April 4th, 2018 READ | EPHESIANS 5:1-2 In two short verses at the beginning of Ephesians chapter 5, Paul gives simple, yet clear description of unity. In Paul’s mind, unity is created through sacrifice. As believers and followers of Jesus, we get to imitate God by “living a life of love” just as Jesus did […]

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DAY THIRTY ONE

April 3rd, 2018  READ | 2 CORINTHIANS 2:14-16  We have been called and now are considered part of Christ’s “triumphal procession.” Not only do we have victory, but God uses us to spread His good news to others. We are a “pleasing aroma” that others can’t help but notice, no matter whether they are moving toward God […]

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