Build on High Ground

There is another great principle I’ve learned from the story of Noah’s Ark. It sort of states the obvious, are you ready: Build on High Ground. While this might seem pretty obvious, there is great truth in this principle. In looking more closely, I believe this is actually two smaller truths: 1) When you have a … Continued

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Showing Kindness: Pursuing Love Not Things

Pursuing Love As Americans, we are told that we have the right to pursue happiness. The Declaration of Independence states that man has three unalienable rights: “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” It is a fact that Americans are constantly in the pursuit of happiness. As a nation, we think that money, good looks, things, a secure … Continued

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3 Ways to Help Us Love Like Jesus

You know how CEOs and Boards of Directors make vision statements for their corporations or businesses? They do so to maximize effectiveness and create higher profitability within their company. What if we, as believers, followed that lead and made vision statements for our walk with Christ to help us love like Jesus, specifically how we interact … Continued

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Truth to Combat the Lie of Peer Pressure

How to Combat the lie of Peer Pressure What causes so many of us to believe that we must have everyone’s love and approval? This is the mantra of today’s junior high and high school campuses, and it’s a conversation we have with our kids more and more often. “Nobody loves me, nobody cares…mom, dad you … Continued

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My Way

Oftentimes, we tell ourselves lies. More often than not, I believe it is our sin nature that convinces us of what we think should be the truth rather than reality, but somehow the made-up truth makes us feel better. One of the more frequent lies I hear is “I can’t be happy unless everything goes … Continued

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Is our theology too complicated?

The complexity of our theology and the simplicity of the gospel. I was reminded of something profound this evening. Sometimes I think we make our theology so much more complicated than it needs to be. We seek depth and meat in our understanding of the Bible rather than continuing to drink the milk or simple … Continued

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The Greatest Commandment

“On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” This remarkable statement, near the end of one of the friendlier confrontations between Jesus and representatives of the dominant Pharisee party, emphasized the primal importance of two commandments out of the profusion of 613 mitzvot espoused by the Rabbis. Every other law hangs from … Continued

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If You Love Me – Love One Another

When we use the phrase “Love Like Jesus,” we assume some specific characteristics about the way Jesus loved that are worth emulating. One that has impacted me tremendously shows up in the last chapter of John’s gospel. It’s a passage most believers are familiar with, yet most have also missed an essential point in the … Continued

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What Joey Feek taught me about loving others

Few people are able to make such a sizable impact and touch lives in both the secular world as well as the faith-based community, but one woman was successful in doing just that, the late country music singer and song writer, Joey Feek. Prior to the past few weeks, when her touching story became headline … Continued

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