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You have enough

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about God in my years following Him, it’s that one of His primary desires is for us to trust Him in all things.

You can’t take it with you

Ecclesiastes 2:12-26 Why do you work so hard to gain things in your life? Don’t you know that you can’t take it …

Everything is Nothing

Ecclesiastes 2:1-11 No time in history has ever afforded so much access to pleasurable pursuits as this time we live in. Anything …

Wisdom or wind?

Ecclesiastes 1:12-18 I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem.And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by …

Vanity of vanities

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is …

Men don’t ask for directions

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to …

Tough and Tender

1 Corinthians 16:13-14 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. …

Make the choice

Joshua 24:15 And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods …

Walk your talk

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and …

Step it up

Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Parenting is hard work. It’s …

How not to lead your kids

Colossians 3:21 (ESV) Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged. What’s your purpose in parenting? Is it all about you …

Leading in integrity

Proverbs 20:7 (ESV)  The righteous who walks in his integrity—blessed are his children after him! Sometimes I get wrapped up in thinking …

Arrows in the hands of a Warrior

Psalm 127:3-4 (ESV) Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a …

Live pain free

Yesterday I passed by a billboard for a pain clinic that read “Live pain free.” Of course I know what they meant …

Don’t be a troll

I don’t normally take on current events and social issues in my devotional posts, and I’m not here to turn this post …

Why should I fear?

“Why should I fear in times of trouble, when the iniquity of those who cheat me surrounds me…” -Psalm 49:5 (ESV) I’m …

Global missions and you

No matter who you are, no matter where you find yourself, God can use you to reach people all over the world. …

Falling from grace

Galatians 5:1-6 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, …

Repentance means…

What does it mean to repent?  Watch this video from the guys at Wretched.TV and let me know what you think by …

Justified

We’re justified by Christ despite all of our sins.  Watch this short clip by Matt Chandler and leave me a comment on …

Real community

What does real community look like?  What should the Church look like? Watch this video by Francis Chan and leave me a …

For the City

How can we do better at being a church that’s for the city, not just in the city?  Watch this video by …

On the "flock"

I recently read a controversial interview with a well known pastor that believes the church should be run as a corporation. The …