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 »

Working Out Your Salvation

Today we continue our first big conversation called The Ultimate Guide to Life and Love, our big study of Philippians and today I get a chance to talk to you about something that is often missing in our spirituality.  In so many ways what we are talking about today can be the missing ingredient to so many Christian lives in our culture today.  It can also be something that many Christians misunderstand, and because it’s either misunderstood or . . . Read More »

How To Reach The Highest Level Of Spiritual Maturity

Welcome back everyone to our big fall conversation we are having on Spiritual Success.  We have had a lot of fun with this so far, as we learn how God views a successful life which should be very encouraging to us, because as we now understand the difference between how culture views success and how God views it…which allows us to grasp an amazing truth!  And that is that we can all be successful!  This is huge, and . . . Read More »

Success Series Intro – 5 Reasons Why Our Christianity Doesn’t Seem To Be Working.

Have you ever heard someone who doesn’t go to church talk about Christians as hypocrites?  Have you ever heard someone say they would never go to church or be a Christian because Christians are so judgmental and act like they are perfect while the rest of us just aren’t living up to their lofty standards?  You probably have heard something like that, and I don’t know about you, but it’s easy to hear the hurt in someone saying . . . Read More »

Religion vs. Relationship: what is the difference?

Remember what Sam said a couple weeks ago?  He said digital media experts say that we are being bombarded with over 5,000 digital messages a day.  I want you to think about that.  With all those messages filling the real estate in our brains, how in the world can you hear God’s voice?  How can we know what is in God’s heart each day?   The answer is, we can’t.  Unless we are purposely pulling away from culture and . . . Read More »