The Secret to Being Content

Don’t you wish that Jesus or Paul would pop out of the Bible and spend the day with you?  Wouldn’t you like it if you could tell them everything that is happening in your life and then they would tell you what to do?  Wouldn’t that be great? Here is what I want you to know.  They did.  They didn’t pop out of the Bible but in scripture, they were stunningly clear on how to live out life.  . . . Read More »

The Importance and Power Of Your Thoughts

Welcome back everyone to our big study of the book of Philippians.  This is my last conversation in the Philippians study, and in many ways, I will be bummed to see this series end next week, it’s just so fun to walk through Scripture the way we have, and this particular study just seemed so perfectly timed for the world you and I are living in today.  We have broken our study down to two parts, if you . . . Read More »

Choosing To Press On

Welcome back everyone to our big study of the book of Philippians, and our conversation on the choices that Paul challenges us to make as we live out our faith and the very life that Jesus modeled for us.  So far, we have hit some really challenging choices, and the reason these first few choices have been so challenging is because they are just so opposite of how we would instinctively live our lives.  To make these choices . . . Read More »

How To See ‘Religion’ In Yourself And What To Do About It

What is on your spiritual resume?  What I mean by that is, what have you accomplished for God?  What is your title in Church or a denomination?  How much knowledge do you have?  What degree do you have?  How many books have you read?  Who do you know so that when you share their name it makes you look good?  How good are you at living out the rules?  What mission’s trips have you been on?  Paul would . . . Read More »

Rejoicing In All Circumstances

Welcome back everyone to our big study of the book of Philippians, and our conversation on the choices that Paul challenges us to make as we live out our faith and the very life that Jesus modeled for us.  Today we will be looking at another choice that is both challenging and seems to go against our instincts as people, and completely pushes against our culture today.   Today we get a challenge from Paul to choose to rejoice . . . Read More »

Christians in North America: We have learned how to live without God.

“Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make makes you.”  Remember that quote Sam gave us last week by John Maxwell?  It’s true.  Think about that for a second.  Where you chose to live.  Who you chose to marry.  If you go to school or don’t go to school.  If you decide to love your wife or ignore your wife.  If you save money or spend money.  Your life choices, over time, make you.  Life . . . Read More »