Scripture: “But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscious and a sincere faith.” 1 Tim 1:5.
What are your goals in life?
Paul had definite goals for his ministry of the Gospel to those who became his disciples. Paul’s goals were centered on spiritual things. And Paul did not set his goals up to be unattainable or unreachable to those he ministered. They are goals that every believer can achieve.
Love from a pure heart – a heart not motivated by ulterior urgings or fleshly, selfish pleasures
A good conscience – one … Continue reading
Scripture: “Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me.” John 14:6 NASB
Have you ever asked anyone for directions? How about using MapQuest or Google Maps?
I’ve learned the secret for using Google Maps on my iPhone when I am driving. Plug it in to a charging port or the phone will be dead by the time you get to your destination!
Why … Continue reading
Scripture: “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.” Ps 37:23, 24 NASB
Do you remember when you were young and your mom or dad held your hand when you walked with them? My parents used to do that quite a lot, especially from the time I began to walk until I learned to hear their call and obey.
If you grow up in … Continue reading
Training Boys to be Future Leaders, Part 2
Am I Raising a Boy or a Future Man?
Parents often focus on raising boys and not on raising a mature man. However, the end result desired in this process is a man capable of handling the world’s challenges, not a boy unable to cope.
To reach this goal, your boy must take on responsibilities that will make him a man. External discipline will help develop internal control. … Continue reading
Who’s In Control?
The media controls our minds and our lives. True or false?
Unfortunately, for many this is a true statement. But it doesn’t have to be true for you or your children. A leader, a mature man or woman, can take charge of the media and all other factors in their lives.
Using J. Oswald Sanders book, Spiritual Leadership, I’ll spend time laying out his time-honored principles and how we can apply them to … Continue reading
“Your Word I have treasured in my heart, that I might not sin against You.” Ps 119:11 NASB
Speaking of memorizing scripture, have you put any of God’s Word in your heart permanently?
It’s amazing how different having God’s Word stamped on your heart can be than just knowing the verse is somewhere in the Bible. “Well,” you say to yourself, “I know what it says. Sort of. Kinda. Well, you know, it’s in the Bible isn’t it? Why … Continue reading
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, but the darkness did not comprehend it.”
Are we being … Continue reading
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
a people for God’s own possession so that you may proclaim
the excellencies of Him who has called
you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
1 Peter 2:9
We’ve been chosen for a purpose – to glorify God and live with Him forever.
How amazing that we have been given the great responsibility of declaring the goodness of God who has … Continue reading
“I have been crucified with Christ and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in
me. And the life that I live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of
God, who loved me, and gave Himself up for me.”
Have you tried to act like someone else? It takes hard work to convince others you are someone different than who you are.
Some … Continue reading
Phil 4:6-8 – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is anything of excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.” (NASB)
Let us remember to give thanks for all that we have, especially our families and brothers and sisters in … Continue reading