We all struggle with sin. It’s hard to obey God. We begin our lives as fallen people plagued by the sin nature and even when we trust Jesus to redeem us, the battle continues. That often frustrates me. New life in Christ doesn’t eliminate the conflict. We are called to obey. We are given new […]
As the end of the year rolls around, we begin to think of how we lived during the last year, and what we might change in the coming year. Change is hard. It usually doesn’t happen. Take Courage! Change is possible, but it takes a good plan. The key is asking and answering three key […]
Delight…what kind of images does that word conjure up for you? I think of pure, unadulterated moments of pleasure and joy like sitting next to the blaze of a warm fire after the temps dip below freezing. I think of watching the sunset over Lake Superior from the pier in Grand Marais, Michigan. I think […]
Reaching goals is simple…painfully simple. I assume that I must be a slow learner because God seems to keep teaching me the same lesson in different ways. Today, he used a shovel. I’ve got things I want to do in life. I have spiritual goals, physical goals, ministry goals, financial goals…goals of all sorts. The […]
Jesus was a disciple maker. He still is and he wants to disciple you. As I always emphasize, a disciple is a learner…a learner…a student of Jesus Christ. You can read more on that here and here. It is a pretty exciting reality that Jesus Christ, the resurrected Savior of the world has a personal […]
Adversity. No one asks for it, but it comes to everybody. Do you see adversity as a friend or foe? I hate to run, but I do it anyway and God seems to teach me a lot while I do it. Today, as I ran down our gravel road, a cold rain began to fall. […]
Knowledge is important to me. I like to study, think and learn. I believe that the Bible is the very Word of God. It is breathed by God. It is truth. Because Christians hold this high view of the Bible, we hold knowledge of the Bible in high regard. We listen to sermons each week […]
Time with God is essential to an intimate walk with God. Christians have a variety of terms for time with God. Some call it a devotional time. Others call it a quiet time. Some get more specific and have bible time or prayer time. However you might refer to your time with God, it is […]
I’m excited to be teaching at Grace Adventures Men’s Retreat March 18th-20th, 2016. It’s coming up fast and I think that God is going to do some great things. I am going to be sharing some special material on how men can make a strong move forward in their spiritual lives. Come on out Michigan men!
For more information and registration, here is the link for the Grace Adventures Men’s Retreat.
||March 18, 2016—March 20, 2016
||Speaking @ Grace Adventures Men's Retreat
Temptation is a universal battle. We all know what it is like to engage in that conflict. I learned a lesson recently that will help. You don’t want to do stupid things in life but the one advantage to making a lot of mistakes is that you learn a lot of lessons. I just learned […]