The Evil We Face

And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.” (Matthew 6:13 NLT) What is your greatest temptation?  A lustful heart and mind were issues for me for years, but in this season of my life my greatest temptation is to dishonor the Lord by not recognizing His hand on everyContinue reading “The Evil We Face”

Colder or Bolder?

“Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.” (Matthew 24:12-13 NLT) Are you ready for Jesus’ return? He’s coming soon! We must be about our Father’s business! What is that? Being bold in our witness to those without JesusContinue reading “Colder or Bolder?”

Do Lost People Really Care God Loves Them?

“For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NLT) “Lost” for purposes of this post means to not know Jesus; to not be born again of the Spirit; to not have repentedContinue reading “Do Lost People Really Care God Loves Them?”

Life Without a Legacy

“I am leaving you with a gift…” (John 14:27a NLT) Every life leaves a legacy. It’s never a question of “if,” it’s only a question of “what kind.” A legacy is “something that has come from an ancestor or predecessor or the past.” (Webster) Our goal as a Jesus follower is to leave “tracks” thatContinue reading “Life Without a Legacy”

What Does It Mean That Jesus Has Overcome the World?

“…But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33b NLT) John Piper said: “You cannot know what prayer is for, until you know that life is war.” Neither can you know how valuable and profoundly important it is that Jesus has overcome the world, until you know that being a believer in JesusContinue reading “What Does It Mean That Jesus Has Overcome the World?”

Who Are the Children of God?

“This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike ‘What’s next, Papa?’” (Romans 8:15 The Message) Being a child of God is not a reconstruction of an old life, it’s the transformation into a brand-new species of being, one that has never existedContinue reading “Who Are the Children of God?”

The Birth of Jesus

“In the beginning the Word already existed.” (John 1:1a NLT) Today, and for the next four days, I want to build on yesterday’s post by Chuck Colson, by continuing to explore the birth of Jesus. We’ll look at how the Gospels approach His birth and what His birth means to us, as inhabitants of planetContinue reading “The Birth of Jesus”