Finding and Replacing Your Idols

What is an idol?  It is anything that has become more important to you than God, anything that dominates your thinking more than God.  We can make an idol out of anything, and we do.  Idol-making is a natural process, for every human longs to live for something, therefore we continually search for some idea, […]

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Beneath the Surface

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”  (Isaiah 55: 8-9) Much like an iceberg, there is more to life than meets the eye. […]

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Be Intentional with Your Life

“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil.”  (Ephesians 5:15-16) I love what John Piper wrote in the preface to his book, Don’t Waste Your Life. “You are in one of two groups: You are either a Christian, or […]

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Leaving a Legacy

Dr. J. Robert Clinto, professor of Leadership at Fuller Theological Seminary, has studied carefully the lives of more than 900 Biblical, historical and contemporary Christian leaders. His research, which is presented in Connecting: The Mentoring Relationships You Need to Succeed in Life (NavPress, 1992, with Paul D. Stanley), indicates that those who finish well have […]

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Two Temptations We All Face (Part 2)

“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?”  (Matthew 6:25) In Part 1, we addressed […]

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Two Temptations We All Face

“No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”  (Matthew 6:24) In the famous “Sermon on the Mount” (Matthew 5-7), Jesus taught about two of the greatest dangers we […]

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Living in the Moment

Moses, after accepting Divine assistance to rescue the Israelites, said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” And God […]

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Do Something!

Perhaps you saw the news report a few years ago about the rescue of Brandon Wright, who crashed his motorcycle into a car near the campus of Utah State University. He was hopelessly trapped beneath the burning car. With no time to waste, by-standers reacted and worked together to lift the 4000 pound car, risking […]

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How to Stay Vibrant and Productive

If you want to be productive and deeply satisfied, follow the instruction in Psalm 1. Psalm 1: 1-3 – “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of […]

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The Battle For Our Thoughts

A battle rages in all of our brains and to live victoriously, we must apply the truths in the following scriptures. “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. […]

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