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Loving Me: The Hidden Agenda of Self-Esteem

Thinking more about yourself is not the path to freedom. The self-esteem agenda demands that you turn your thoughts onto yourself. The Bible has a counterintuitive message: The more God thoughts you have, the freer you will be. Listen to the podcast You may want… Continue Reading …

An Excellent Way to Assess a Person’s Authentic Faith

If a Christian is going through the motions of Christianity, his Christianity is on par, functionally, with religion. God may have regenerated him, but his “doer of the Word” faith (James 1:22) will be lifeless and uncompelling. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

You Cannot Need Someone and Love Someone Equally

Jamal was born into a dysfunctional home. He told me that he did not remember a time when his parents were not arguing. He is 14-years old, almost 15. He said there were many nights when he would curl up in his bed, hug his bear-y, and… Continue Reading …

Day 28 – Teen Devotion: The Reason to Love

Day 28 - Teen Devotion_ The Reason to Love

Why do you want to date or marry someone? What is your primary reason for desiring a community? Here’s the answer: The number reason you need someone is not to meet your deepest longings but to image the Trinity in a relational community. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 14 – Love Your Children Just ‘Cause

Parenting, Day 14 - Love Your Children Just 'Cause

One of the most practical things a parent could do for their children is to love them just ’cause. You don’t need a reason other than they are your kids. God loves you that way. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 15 – Parental Discipline Comes From A Heart Of Love

Parenting, Day 15 - Parental Discipline Comes From A Heart Of Love

How do you discipline your children? What if I asked the question from your child’s perspective? What is his experience with your corrective care? Biblical restorative care always begins with God. The Father is the one you want to imitate (Ephesians 5:1). My Son, do… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 22 – Five Tips From The Best Parent In The World

Parenting, Day 22 - Five Tips From The Best Parent In The World

The best way to learn how to be the best parent is to learn from the best parent. God, the Father, is the best parent the world has ever known. Understanding and applying His parenting to your family is one of the wisest things you… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 25 – A Secret Weapon to Motivate A Child to Change

Parenting, Day 25 Secret Weapon to Motivate a Child to Change

When you think about your heavenly Father, you are immediately aware of His kindness, patience, forbearance, and affection for you. These thoughts about your heavenly Father are fundamental because how He treats you is how you are to treat others, especially your children. Do you… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 29 – One Reason Children Rebel Against Their Parents

Parenting, Day 29 - One Reason Children Rebel Against Their Parents

Parents have the responsibility and privilege to guide their children into a practical experience of knowing and loving God. Though all children are born with a limited God-awareness, you can cooperate with the Lord in the process of connecting that immature, innate awareness of God… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 3 – Are You for Your Spouse?

Marriage Devotion Day 3 – Are You For Your Spouse

If you are going to imitate the Lord in your marriage (Ephesians 5:1), being “for your spouse” must be near the top of your list of things you want to do. Being for someone is a sound and loving gospel-motivated practice. Are you for your… Continue Reading …