God Has This

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by Him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.—Colossians 1:15-17

When we face (more…)

A Spiritual Exercise

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.—Philippians 3:14

Every day I read my Bible as I eat my breakfast. In the cooler months—far and few between in Florida—I enjoy power walking while I pray. (Take note of the verb “enjoy.”) But in the hotter months, I usually pray on my elliptical. (more…)

Did God Really Say . . . ?

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.—2 Timothy 3:16-17

If you ask some people what they know about the Bible, they may say something like, “Cleanliness is next to godliness,” or, “God helps people who help themselves”—neither of which appears (more…)

Your One New Year’s Resolution

Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these other things shall be added unto you as well.—Matthew 6:33

What if you could check the boxes on all the major New Year’s resolutions – losing weight, breaking bad habits, being more financially disciplined, improving interpersonal relationships, enjoying life more – with just one annual commitment? Well, you can.

In fact, all you (more…)

Living Sacrifices in a Dying World

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.—Romans 12:1

Christians often struggle with the concept of worship. Is it praising God through song? Is it augmenting the experience with lights, sound and other media? It can be. But, my friends, it’s (more…)