The Blessing Of Knowing God’s Truth

God’s Word is clear: “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others” Philippians 2:3-4. Every person we meet – whether homeless or the CEO of a […]

The Meaning of Intimacy

Your Closest Companion

Any woman who is married has a deep desire for her husband to know her. In the Bible, in the King James Version, when it talks about a “man knowing a woman” usually it was referring to a sexual relationship, and then typically, you’d find that a child would be born.   There are many people today who associate […]

Growing In Christlike Character

The Demeanor of Christ

Society places its greatest value on appearance, money, position, and power; Christ places the highest value on relationship with God and others. The closer your relationship with God, the more you will deeply love His people and cast off anything that inhibits the full expression of God’s glory.  One major reason why some people remain […]

The Priorities of Christ

The Qualities Jesus Lived

No person ever practiced what he preached better than Jesus. If His assignment was for us to be an example like Him, then we must have an intimate knowledge of what that means largely through His earthly example.  He was relentlessly self-disciplined. The consistency of His words and behavior transformed every place and every person […]

Be Careful Who You Listen To

How To Discern Godly Council

Jonny came inside holding his foot up in pain. While outside playing he had accidentally aquired a very deep splinter. His sister looked at his foot and saw that the splinter had lodged itself deeply inside Jonny’s tissue. She knew that she needed to get it out  in order for healing to occur, however the process […]

Understanding Godly Love

Loving Others

We can understand the values of a culture by looking at its habits, behaviors, processes and practices. As believers, our goal in life is to constantly be growing in Christlike Character – to be transformed into the likeness of the personhood of  Jesus Christ. Jesus tells us in Matthew 22 that the greatest command is to “love God” and […]

Teaching Your Children To Live A Life Of Honor

Living A Life of Philotimo

Our media promotes values that are selfish, egocentric, and always with the underlying message of “what’s in it for me.” Yet God’s word teaches us to honor Him, to die to self, and to treat others the same way that we would want to be treated. So how does that look?  We see examples of […]

Keeping the Truth Together

Why The Truth Protects You

Telling the truth has become a lost art. It’s not that we’re out there telling lies, we’re just not telling “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” We tiptoe upon on the truth, circle around the truth, tell bits and pieces of the truth, but don’t come right out and tell the whole […]

The Art Of Listening

How To Be A Better Listener

Many of you grew up hearing your parents. You heard your Mom and Dad, your teachers, and your boss. However there is a big difference between hearing and listening.   The best relationships are comprised of two good listeners.  Hearing is a passive stance – similar to walking in the store and hearing the ambient noise and […]

How To Be Triumphant In A Dark World

Taking A Stand For That Which Is Good

The other day I was out shopping when I saw something strange.  A woman was shopping with her 2 kids, a boy and a girl. The boy was young and was sitting in the shopping cart while daughter walked alongside, helping her Mom. The woman stopped beside a box of fig bars that was sitting on […]