What Really Defines You?


Everyday we either allow the world or God to define us.  There is a constant battle for us to embrace what others and the world offers when it comes to popularity, importance and acceptance.  We are wired to perform and gain acceptance from our parents, friends, co-workers and society.  If we embrace what the world…

A Real Story of Disgrace


The Bible does not hide the wickedness of man.  In 2 Samuel 13:1-22 we find Tamar, the young beautiful daughter of King David.  David had many wives and children from different mothers.  Tamar had a half brother, Amnon who was infatuated with Tamar.  Amnon was so infatuated with his half sister that he listened to…

Is This Really Me?


In the book The Me I Want to Be, John Ortberg describes the counterfeits and the rivals that can keep us from becoming the person we are meant to be. First, there’s the Me I Pretend to Be.  John says, “God designed you to be you… and God designed us to delight in our actual…

Now is the Time to Believe!


On the eve of the 100-year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, I wanted to share this real story of sacrifice and love for Christ.  In the book The Ruler Who Serves, Ray Stedman shares this amazing story of evangelist John Harper. John Harper, traveling with his six-year old daughter, Nana, was sailing to…

Caught in Sin


How should we respond to those caught in sin?  2 Corinthians 5:16-20 gives us a detailed response. So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation;…

Reality of the Spiritual World


Suppose you could see the reality of the spiritual world and, like God, knew what people were thinking.  As you observe, you see a dark brooding angelic figure lurking outside the door of a young Christian named Danny. Disguised as an angel of light, this demon subtly suggests to Danny that he open the door…