I admit it. I used to hate New Year resolutions. They seemed so contrived and short-termed. I’ve probably had resolutions to lose over 2,000 pounds over the course of my life.
Obviously, my resolutions have lacked staying power.
Still, I see the New Year as a
By Keith Stevens
The first church was birthed in fiery flames on the day of Pentecost. These flames of fire and power quickly spread and the church grew exponentially. We see that on that day, there were added 3,000 souls to the church (Acts 2:41). It
by James Sunnock
It has been said that the leadership of Moses could be summed up in just two segments: For half of his life he was trying to stop God from killing the Israelites; and the other half God was stopping Moses from doing the
Can you imagine a business that never focused on reaching new customers? Imagine Apple saying, “We have no plans to sell phones, tablets and computers to new customers in the future. We’re going to focus solely on our existing customers from now on.”
For a season
Do you know anyone who likes being busy? Someone who enjoys nothing more than juggling items on their to-do list?
I’ve met people like that before, people who connect their self-worth to the number of items in their calendar or the different hats they may wear.
In his first epistle, the apostle John makes a stunning declaration:
Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did.
1 John 2:6 NIV
Some might interpret the gift of salvation as something that enables us to barely make it through life and into heaven, but
God doesn’t have small dreams for you! (Ephesians 2:10, I Corinthians 2:9)
He crafted you to be unique. (Psalm 139:13-16)
He placed you in this place at this time. (Acts 17:26)
He gifted you with at least one gift from HIS Holy Spirit. (I Corinthians 12:7, I Corinthians
When I was a child, I dreamed about Christmas while looking at a Sears catalog. I usually narrowed it down to 10 things I wanted the most. These days, Christmas is more about REST than GIFTS for me! I asked myself, “What would I love
The United Nations Educational, Science, and Cultural Committee (UNESCO) recently attempted to deny the historical and biblical connection of the Jewish people to Jerusalem and, indeed, all the land of Israel, by referring to the Temple Mount and other Jewish holy sites only by their
#1 - Don’t let me be surprised.
If something goes wrong, if a mistake has been made or if we have dropped the ball then the last thing I want to do is find out about what has happened “through the grapevine.” And…I don’t want half