The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel

The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb by Jamin Goggin and Kyle Strobel, as the subtitle states, a search for Jesus path of power in a church that has abandoned it. Goggin and Strobel take the negative view that the church has abandoned the true nature of Christian power. In Part 1 (Discovering the Way), they establish what true… Read more

How to Reset My Financial Priorities

How To Reset My Financial Priorities How to Reset My Financial Priorities – Proverbs 6:1-11 (Reset Part 4 – Financial Reset) A recent CNBC report revealed why lottery winners go broke1. It explains: “After winning the biggest undivided jackpot lottery in U.S. history, Mavis L. Wanczyk of Chicopee, Massachusetts, ignored much of the advice that financial experts typically give to lottery winners. She quit her job, spoke with the press and took her winnings as a lump sum. While she… Read more

How Jesus Gives Me HELP

How Jesus Gives Me HELP August 30, 2017 John 10:7-10 Jesus said that He is the Door to the sheep. He is the Guide. He is the Pathway. If we enter by Him, then we will be saved and find pasture. That means that Jesus will HELP me give pasture. To the sheep, pasture is the life. H – Help (“I have come”) Jesus is the help I need. Does He solve all my problems? No. Does He provide me… Read more

How to Engage In A Spiritual Reset

How to Engage in a Spiritual Reset John 21:15-19 How to Engage in a Spiritual Reset (Reset – Part 3) Discipleship is the continued process of loving Jesus. Christian discipleship starts with the knowledge that Jesus loves you. Christian discipleship continues with the experience of obeying Jesus because you love Him. Friedrich Nietzsche, no friend of the Christian faith, has stated: “The essential thing ‘in heaven and earth’ is…that there should be long obedience in the same direction; there thereby… Read more

Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 What Life Is All About Part 2

Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 What Life Is All About Part 2 Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 What Life Is All About Part 2 (A School and a Stewardship) We come to the final section of the final chapter of the book of Ecclesiastes. For eleven chapters, Solomon has described ways that people try to find meaning in life and how that effort fails. He then turns to his take on “what life is all about.” Last week we looked at life as an adventure and… Read more

Have Faith That God Will Provide Medical Help

Have Faith That God Will Provide Medical Help August 21, 2017 Year A 2 Kings 5:1-14 You know how it feels to go to the doctor when you have a problem. You ache, hurt, or see a clear disease or problem with your body and yet you won’t go. That is the feeling Naaman had about his skin disease. He continued to work hard as the commander of the army for the king of Adam. Instead of going to the… Read more

7 Ways God Proves He Is My Source of Strength

7 Ways God Proves He Is My Source of Strength August 15, 2017 Year A Psalm 28:1-9 1. God listens (Psalm 28:1-2) “Lord, I call to you; my rock, do not be deaf to me. If you remain silent to me, I will be like those going down to the Pit. Listen to the sound of my pleading when I cry to you for help, when I lift up my hands toward your holy sanctuary.” (Psalm 28:1–2, CSB) Here, David… Read more

How to Build Better Personal Relationships With Others

  How to Build Better Personal Relationships With Others 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12 How to Build Better Personal Relationships With Others (Relational Reset – Reset Part 2) It takes self-discipline in order to grow. If I want to have a healthy body, I need to stay in shape by getting exercise and eating properly. If I want to have a healthy loving relationship with others, I need to also “stay in shape.” Staying in physical shape requires that I engage in… Read more

Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8 What Life Is All About Part 1

  Ecclesiastes 11:1-12:8 What Life Is All About Part 1 Is life worth living? This is the question that the writer of Ecclesiastes has been asking and will continue to ask throughout the rest of the book. In these final two chapters, Solomon summarizes the answer to this question. After looking through the lens of the world as we know it and trying to discover how to live life, Solomon concludes that life is meaningless. Solomon employs many metaphors to… Read more

What Everyone Should Know About the Afterlife by Rob Phillips

What Everyone Should Know About the Afterlife by Rob Phillips What Everyone Should Know About the Afterlife by Rob Phillips explores (as the subtitle states) a Biblical view of what lies beyond the grave. The book is essentially a primer on the biblical theology of the afterlife. Phillips does an excellent job of providing an overview that helps anyone (and everyone) understand what happens after a person dies. The book is clearly grounded in the Christian faith, yet also helps… Read more

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