Why Communion Comes Before the Cross

Upper Room

On this Good Friday, before you picture Jesus on the cross, be sure to remember Him first in the Upper Room.  Don’t forget that dinner came before death.  Before we discuss that more, let’s review.  As you know Continue Reading…

Why Belief Is Not Enough. 4 Truths!

Rock Climbing

Beliefs are not enough!  Behaviors and beliefs must go together.  Giving cerebral ascent to truth, but living contrary to it is far too common.  The controversy between Paul and Peter (in the first century) is Continue Reading…

12 Shocking Truths About Our Heart

Sinful Heart

Beware your evil heartBe warned your heart can be incredibly D-structive and D-visive.  Consequently, we’d all do well to give our hearts to God.  We’re designed to open our hearts to Continue Reading…

A Heroic Olympic Virtue We All Need!

Self-Control (Olympics)

God helps us!  We need people with self-control!  Babysitting adults gets old!  Grow up people!  The planet is overpopulated with pubescent people who lack self-rule and self-restraint and sadly require Continue Reading…

Gentle-men Still in Demand!

Gentleman

Who said chivalry is dead?  A true gentle-man is always in demand!  Gentleness is stealth strength!  To the Greeks, with their strong warrior culture, gentleness meant mildness in dealing with others.  Continue Reading…

The Deal-Breaker in Relationships

Faithfulness

In looking for a husband, I’ve told my daughters that a liar is a loser.  Faithlessness spells failure.  Never date a dude who lacks honesty and faithfulness.  These are non-negotiables.  Unfaithfulness is a deal-breaker Continue Reading…

Goodness!

Goodness

We need goodness!  So important is goodness to our well-being, that Billy Graham said, “Man has two great spiritual needs. One is for forgiveness. The other is for goodness.” Continue Reading…

Everyone’s Favorite Character Trait

Kindness

Everyone loves a kind person.  All of us enjoy people who are good, decent, and friendly.  Kindness has to do with goodwill and brotherly humanity (from the heart).  Kindness involves Continue Reading…

The Secret to Lasting Relationships!

Patience

One of my favorite characteristics in others is patience.  In a very practical, down-to-earth way, patient people are my favorite kind of people.  Regrettably, they are a rare kind of people too.  Patience in others Continue Reading…

The Key to Peace!

Peace 2

In a world of chaos and torment, a little peace is very helpful.  In a culture where everything is so bustling and so busy, most of us are in desperate need for some “peace.”  Today, the apostle Paul discusses Continue Reading…

You Were Created to Live a Life of Joy!

Joy!

Is your life marked by exuberance?  How about elation?  Do you journey with joy?   The Bible mentions joy over 70 times in the New Testament.  Believe it or not, God is eager to give us joyful, jubilant lives.  Continue Reading…

The Preeminent Authentic Sign of Belief

Love on hearts

Do you exude love?  Do you cascade with warm, compassionate affection?  For love is the preeminent authentic sign of a true belief in and bond with Jesus Christ.  In Paul’s list of nine incredible fruits that Continue Reading…

Key to a Full, Flourishing, Fruitful Life

Vine and Branch

Want Good Things in Your Life?  Good Values, Good Relationships, and Good Fruits?  Then listen to this incredible promise from our Savior.  Nine awesome character traits can be yours if you know the secret Continue Reading…

15 People Not Going to Heaven

15 Not Going to Heaven

Who goes to heaven and who doesn’t?  Who is in and who is out?  The apostle Paul, without apology or hesitation, boldly names 15 people who will not inherit the kingdom of God.  Though none of us Continue Reading…

8 Relationship Killers!

8 Relationship Killers

Want loving relationships with others?  Want meaning attachments with family and friends?  Then avoid these 8 Relationship Killers!  In Galatians chapter 5, the Apostle Paul has been painting a picture of Continue Reading…

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