Followship.

September 11, 2016. This weekend I had the opportunity to plan a men’s retreat with a couple of my good friends from church. We decided on the theme of “Service” or being a servant, and there was a particular lesson that I wanted to teach about serving one another in the church. I will admit…

II Timothy 3-4: Standing strong amidst godlessness.

September 11, 2015. Note that I am switching Sunday’s reading to today, likely to be followed by Daniel and then the reading from John. I apologize for any confusion. __________________________________________________________ Daily Reading: II Timothy 3-4. Background: II Timothy 1-2. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 3 1. The coming godlessness: Paul continues on with Timothy here warning him of…

II Timothy 1-2: Keeping up the good work.

September 6, 2015. Daily Reading: II Timothy 1-2. Background: See I Timothy background. This is Paul’s second letter to His beloved child in the faith, Timothy, who had been an aid and fellow servant to him throughout his ministry (see Philippians 2:19-24). This letter seems to be written at the end of Paul’s life, just…

Don’t give up.

October 1, 2014. “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” (Romans 8:18) Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up. No matter how bad things seem, no matter how lost you feel. Don’t give up. There will be times of…

The power of Christ to lift us up.

July 10, 2014. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you…

Pay attention to what you say.

April 17, 2014. How much of what we say really matters? Does it really matter what we say? What we talk about? What references we make? This is a hard subject for a lot of Christians. It is becoming the norm to be less and less “strict” when it comes to the language we use…

Living according to the call of God

January 19, 2014. Today we are wrapping up the lessons on Paul’s letters to Timothy at the Family Vacation retreat, and let me tell you the two classes today in which we split up between girls and guys were quite good (well, I guess I can only speak from the guys perspective). There were a…