That is how it is with so many of us; we have trouble believing in ourselves. I know that in life I have made so many mistakes and fallen so short of the goal that I occasionally don’t believe in myself. Simply put, I have struggled too many times to put much faith in myself. … Read moreGod Still Loves You Part 3 (20110202)
“But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. 8 What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be … Read moreRich in Jesus!
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” (Philippians 4:8, NIV). I have found it to be almost exhilarating! Each day to rise up in the morning and to go on an expedition in search … Read moreThinking of Beautiful Things
“I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14, NIV) He was facing some real challenges at the moment. From most peoples’ point of view things were just plum awful. There were those who were falsely accusing him, and many of them were supposedly … Read morePressing Towards The Goal
“You must teach what is in accord with sound doctrine.” (Titus 2:1, NIV). Deep down inside you know it is right. You know it is proper. No, it is not easy; it is probably, at least initially more difficulty. It certainly requires more devotion, more dedication, more discipline than the easy way. And it requires … Read moreThe Doctrine That Holds The Promise of a Healthy Life – Sound Doctrine
All his life had led up to this moment. He was born a Hebrew, saved from death as his mother made a basket and hid it in the reeds of the Nile; discovered there by Pharaoh’s daughter she immediately grew fond of the young child. Nearby was child’s older sister who when seeing Pharaoh’s daughters … Read morePleasing God Through Leading Men (Exodus 4)
It could have been anyone! It could have been me, it could have been you. It seemed simple enough at first. After all he was a pretty good guy. Wasn’t he? He was respected in his community, honored and a good businessman who had made good provision for his family. He had the reputation of … Read moreGiving It All Up For Jesus (Matthew 19:16-30)
“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you … Read moreBig Growth in Goodness is God’s Goal for Us