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…

Ready to die, but not on a cross.

August 14, 2016. “And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.” (Mark 8:34) This past week at a bible study that the guys do on Thursday morning, my friend Jacob said something…

Deuteronomy 10-12: Seeking the Lord whole heartedly.

November 30, 2015. Daily Reading: Deuteronomy 10-12. Background: Deuteronomy 7-9. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 10 Circumcision of the heart: As Moses continues his discourse from the previous chapter to the children of Israel, he reminds them of how he was told to make two new tablets of stone and an ark, that the Lord might write…

John 13-15: Discussions with the disciples.

October 3, 2015. Daily Reading: John 13-15. Background: John 9-12. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 13 Jesus’ passover meal with the disciples: As Jesus’ time before the cross is quickly coming to an end, John records one of the last suppers that He and His disciples would experience together before He was delivered over to the…

Have you become a slave?

October 17, 2014. Perhaps one of the most sobering warnings that is presented in the New Testament comes from Peter’s second epistle addressed to those of faith. Over the past month or so, I have gained more of an appreciation of this epistle than I have in times past. Before, I suppose I focused more…

5 Practical ways to be sacrificial/humble.

July 22, 2014. I’ve been thinking about a certain topic for a while now and I have heard some lessons recently on sacrifice, humility and how Christians should act with the people around them, so I have decided to suggest some practical ways of thinking and looking at situations that might help you and I…

“Choose ye this day.”

May 1, 2014. My sister asked me recently what my favorite verse was, and I chose two because I couldn’t choose. However, since I have written multiple times about Ecclesiastes and the fact that we just got done with a discussion on Ephesians with different roles that we play, I decided to write about this…

An introduction to God.

April 1, 2014. “You are my witnesses,” declares the Lord,“ and my servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe me and understand that I am he.Before me no god was formed,nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the Lord, and besides me there is no savior. I declared…