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biblical strategies for growing well

For those of you who are kind enough to follow my blog or receive my emails I’m certain that an explanation is in order for my absence of communication for the past several months.  My writing efforts over the course of the summer have been directed to publishing a small book entitled: Just Like Jesus: biblical strategies for growingContinue Reading

Top 10 promises to memorize

Memorizing verses about the character of God and the nature of the gospel is an effective means to hold temptation at arm’s length. Temptation occurs at the “desire” level (James 1:14) so loving God more changes our desires. I have found the best way to do this is to get to know him better and to growContinue Reading

Call to me and I will answer you

If it isn’t your favorite verse from the Old Testament, it probably ranks in the top ten. Its Jeremiah 33:3. Even the reference is easy to remember. Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. I’ve heard it quoted in personal testimonies. CasualContinue Reading

Faith and waiting…

Faith involves waiting, and most of us don’t care for waiting much. Have you ever considered how the Biblical characters commended for their faith had learned the practice of waiting? Read Hebrews 11, paying special attention to how long these faith heroes waited, and you’re sure to see the connection between faith and waiting.  NoahContinue Reading

Where does the Bible say that Jesus was God?

I am forever thankful for those who have given their lives defending the deity of Christ. Because of their faithful study of the Word I have never questioned that Jesus was, is, and will always be fully God. They valiantly defended what the Bible declared (Heb. 1:1-3), and what Jesus himself affirmed on multiple occasionsContinue Reading

The subtle shift of eyes, desires, and beliefs

The phrase they got away with murder communicates that we believe our sense of justice has been vilified. Whether on the basketball court or the courtroom we think that someone did something wrong, and that they didn’t have to pay. Such a belief nearly led to the undoing of Asaph, the writer of the 73rdContinue Reading

God has all the time in the world, but we only have today

The eternality of God is one of his attributes that the Scriptures affirm. Before the mountains were brought forth or ever you had formed the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God (Psalm 90:2) Jesus said, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end (Rev.Continue Reading

The things we think we possess…

There are three truths about our money and possessions that we tend to forget in a volatile economy. Yet the Bible presents them over and over again. These truths can be explained in a few minutes, but they will take a life-time to truly learn. Think grace given, not wages earned. The Biblical word graceContinue Reading

Words that build up

The Bible regularly addresses our speech patterns. It specifically discusses the way that we should talk to one another. James says it so well, From the same mouth come both blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be this way (James 3:10). Of course we know the words we shouldn’t say. ButContinue Reading

Help for those struggling with sexual sins–Step 2: Repent where sin has taken place

The Bible draws a distinction between temptation and sin. For instance, it says that Jesus was “tempted as we are, yet without sin” (Heb. 4:15).  It is important to keep this distinction because the  strategies for dealing with temptation are different from those for dealing with sin. For example, you are to flee temptation (Gen. 39:12),Continue Reading