Incomplete Obedience

Then the Lord said to Moses, “This is the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob when I said, ‘I will give it to your descendants.’ I have now allowed you to see it with your own eyes, but you will not enter the land.” (Deuteronomy 34:4 NLT) Incomplete obedience is always […]

The Cost of Discipleship

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.” (Matthew 16:24 NKJV) The German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer once said, “Only he who believes is obedient, and only he who is obedient believes,” A tightrope walker once would […]

Releasing New Generational Leaders

“This is what pertains to the Levites: From twenty-five years old and above one may enter to perform service in the work of the tabernacle of meeting, and at the age of fifty years they must cease performing this work, and shall work no more.” (Numbers 8:24-25 NKJV) Most leaders in churches and Christian ministries stay […]

A Mother’s Influence

My son, obey your father’s commands, and don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.  (Proverbs 6:20 NLT) The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. Harrison Butker, the field goal kicker for the recent Super Bowl Champion, the Kansas City Chiefs, started a firestorm with the comments he made at the college graduation ceremony. A Catholic Bishop recently […]

A Diamond in the Rough

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 NIV) The pressure applied to us as Christians will make us into a crown jewel in God’s royal collection. I grew up in a […]

Silencing the Roaring Lion

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8 NIV) The roaring of the lion is being heard loud and clear on our college campuses. The only thing that will silence our enemy is prayer and spiritual warfare, in word […]

A Double Blessing for Spiritual Leaders

After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what will be our proud reward and crown as we stand before our Lord Jesus when he returns? It is you! Yes, you are our pride and joy. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 (NLT) When we get to heaven, there will be a twofold reward: being in the presence […]

A Double Blessing

After all, what gives us hope and joy, and what will be our proud reward and crown as we stand before our Lord Jesus when he returns? It is you! Yes, you are our pride and joy. 1 Thessalonians 2:19-20 (NLT) When we get to heaven, there will be a twofold reward: being in the presence […]

The Resurrection of the Dead

For if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ has not been raised either.  1 Corinthians 15:13 (NLT) Our resurrection is directly related to Christ’s resurrection. For those in Christ, one cannot have one without the other. I recently celebrated my thirty-ninth anniversary of my thirty-ninth birthday–do the math. I grew up in the […]

Stay Calm

But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” (Exodus 14:13-14 NLT) In a life of living by faith, when pressure comes, and it constantly does, it […]