Tag: walk with God

The Center of Your Heart

First Steps in Your Disciple-Making Journey Among the ruins of ancient Rome sits a small dungeon still intact. In its prime, it was nothing more than a dark, circular, underground hole with plastered walls and a single opening on top where they lowered prisoners into confinement. It was a lonely place — a desperate place. […]

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What Does It Mean to Make Jesus the Center of My Life?

Imagine over 2 million Jewish slaves wandering in the wilderness. For 400 years they were enslaved in Egypt, providing the hard labor force to support the luxurious lifestyle of its citizens. God had heard their cries and brought them out by His own power under the direction of Moses. Next, they were wandering, waiting on […]

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Amazing Grace

John Newton was in trouble. The battering waves and violent winds beat against the bow of his ship to the point that all hope was lost. In utter despair, John cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us!” Reflecting back, those words were the turning point for this wayward man. John grew up on the ocean. […]

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Overcoming Temptation

Everyone is tempted, but how you handle temptation is very important to your walk with Jesus, and your own spiritual health. Maybe you have been fighting the same temptation for years without being able to shake it off. It’s like a broken record of temptation – sin, regret, repeat. How do you break that cycle? […]

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Living a Holy Life

Obeying Jesus means living a holy life. The term holiness has fallen on hard times these days. Just try avoiding something that might be morally questionable and wait for it. People will say you have a “holier than thou” attitude or will call you a “holy roller.” The word “holy” itself is often misunderstood. What […]

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The Rest Of The Gospel

The king was at a crossroads. He had been given a direct command to wipe out the Amalekites. Nothing was to be left standing. But his men were clamoring to keep some of the choice cattle and livestock. Which would he choose? King Saul was one of the most promising men in Israel. At the […]

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Seeking His Face

You were created to know God in a deep and personal way. That kind of relationship requires not only listening to God, but also talking to God through prayer. Maybe in the past you struggled with your prayer life. Maybe you are tired of rote, wooden, repetitive prayers that never really seem to go anywhere […]

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Don’t Just Listen

All week we have been talking about listening to God. And as important as that is, listening is not enough. God isn’t just looking for listeners; He’s looking for people who listen to His voice and act on what they hear. Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow […]

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The Importance of Time with God

Imagine you are invited to the Oval Office to meet the President of the United States. Your heart begins to race with excitement. When will it happen? What should you do? How will you respond? What will he say? If that meeting was actually going to happen, you can rest assured there would be a […]

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Search and Rescue

September 2018 Blog Theme: Embracing Both Obedience and Mercy Jesus came on a mission — a search and rescue mission. Luke 19.10 (ESV) says, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” The metanarrative of the Bible — the sweeping panoramic view of Scripture — is that we were created for […]

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