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Thinking about Those People Who Are Not like You

Thinking About Those People Who Are Not Like You

As the divide in our country continues to widen, the temptation to be harsh, sinfully angry, or retaliate in ungodly ways toward those who think differently from you is high. There are times when we can think more highly of ourselves and less considerate of… Continue Reading …

Are You Characterized as a Thankful Person?

Are You Characterized As a Thankful Person

When you get to heaven, what will be the first words out of your mouth? I suspect it will be something along the lines of “thank you” for many of us. Two words. Two syllables. Are you practicing today what you’ll be saying throughout eternity? Listen to the… Continue Reading …

How To Create the Aroma of Gratitude in Your Home

How to Create the Aroma of Gratitude In Your Home

Describe the aroma of your home. Would you say it’s a place where joy, gratitude, and thanksgiving are regularly wafting through the rooms? As you think about the environment in your home, perhaps you can narrow the focus down to yourself (Matthew 7:3-5). How aggressive… Continue Reading …

Ep. 234 The Unintended But Strangely Helpful Benefit of Coronavirus

Ep. 234 The Unintended But Strangely Helpful Benefit of Coronavirus

Shows Main Idea – In America, we have the luxury of creating disorders. It’s what happens after you become spoiled. You lose focus and drift toward the worse parts of human fallenness. Some folks talk about this perspective when they say idle hands are the… Continue Reading …

No Thanks For Thanksgiving: Confession of a Former Lonely Man

No Thanks for Thanksgiving

As a former lonely man who dreaded the holidays, I know encouragement from a friend can make all the difference in the world. Perhaps you can share your life with a struggling friend. Whom can you bless this holiday season? Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

How to Help Christians Who Don’t Act Like Christians

Do you know of any Christians who do not act like Christians? Are they your friends? How would you help them? A friend asked me this question, and I gave him nine ideas that provided some clarity on how to help those who claim to… Continue Reading …

To Live the Resurrected Life You Must Die—To Yourself

The more effectively you appropriate the death of Christ into your life the more effectively you’ll be able to enjoy “a resurrection kind of Sunday” every day of the year. The key is knowing that your resurrection will only come after your death. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Dealing With Difficult Relatives During the Holidays

Loving others the way God loves you can be a challenge anytime, but during the holidays the difficulty is intensified because some family members rub you the wrong way. There are two kinds of people in the world: Christians and non-Christians. Within these two people… Continue Reading …

Eight Sequential Steps to Change Yourself

One of the most blessed things about the gospel is the transformation that it brings to us. And one of the most challenging things about the gospel is how many Christians find authentic and sustainable change elusive. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

The Joy-Depleting Problem Of Being Reared In a Christian Home

We don’t like thinking about our awfulness because we resist the biblical declaration that we’re rotten to the core (Isaiah 64:6). A person with a high view of himself gets hung up on his fallenness. Ironically, it is the acceptance of your wickedness that releases… Continue Reading …