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Living a Life of Gratitude – Colossians 3:15-17

It is November 1, 2018. As the calendar year of 2018 continues to speed by, we now find ourselves in the month that we have a major holiday that we call Thanksgiving. On November 22nd, people will gather together around a big meal with family and friends to celebrate...

Imitating Christ

My granddaughter is almost 17 months old and as you can imagine, I love to spend time with her. We play together with two of her favorites, plastic eggs and books. She loves for me to chase her around the room. She loves to sit in my lap and wave at people. She’s the...

Finding Tranquility Through Prayer

I have spent a lot of time recently thinking about how busy we are as a culture. I spend a lot of my time around extremely busy people that are so frustrated by their busyness. It seems like the majority of conversations that I have with men in our ministry are all...

God’s Intention for the Workplace

The workplace is one of the greatest mission fields in 2018. When you think about it, most working people spend between 40-60 hours a week in their specific workplaces. We have a couple of choices: We can just go to work, do our job and collect a paycheck or we can go...

Forgetfulness

Psalm 103:1-5 says: Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget none of His benefits;3 who pardons all your iniquities, who heals all your diseases;4 who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns...

The Power of Words

As kids we used to say, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” These words try to dismiss the fact the words can be ignored and, therefore, will not injure or wound those that the words are spoken to. We live in a world where there is...

Making a Difference

Mark 10:45 – For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many. “The world lives in such a time of crisis. Christians alone are in a position to rescue the perishing. We dare not settle down to try to live as if...

In It for the Long Haul

Last week I had my annual wellness exam. That is always a time of reflection for me. I am called back and the nurse runs through the normal process of taking a look all of the vitals. Next comes the dreaded blood work (I do not like needles!). Then you wait…and...

What Really Happens in a YBL Small Group?

It’s a question I get pretty often as I meet with businessmen contemplating their next step in their spiritual growth. I believe in small groups and it is one of the first places I suggest as a place to take a next growth step in faith. I want to suggest to you that a...

Empathetic Leader

People all around us are hurting, confused and frustrated. They are involved inside our families and the businesses that we work in every day. Down deep, they long for someone to listen to them and feel the things that they are feeling. As leaders, they need our...

It’s January 25th…Now What?

Well, it’s January 25th and you have already broken most, if not all, of your New Year’s resolutions. From losing weight to managing stress better to getting out of debt and managing money more effectively, many have failed. How does that make you feel? Defeated, yes!...

The Celebration of Life Change

Isaiah 7:14 – “Therefore, the Lord himself will give you a sign: See, the virgin will conceive, have a son, and name him Immanuel.” We find ourselves just a few weeks away from the celebration of the birth of Jesus – Christmas. It is always a festive time of year...

Avoid the Fear of Failure

I have had numerous conversation recently with businessmen about fearing failure. In each of those conversations, 2 Timothy 1:7 has been a landing point in scripture for guidance. Then, the following devotional thought came to my email from Os Hillman, so I thought I...

Praying Without Ceasing

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. One of the topics of conversation that I get regularly these days is formed in the following question, “What...

Why Should I Study the Bible?

Let’s just say that is not a question that I think about a lot. I was raised in a family that studied the Bible. I went to seminary and learned how to study the Bible with greater accuracy so that I was better prepared to lead in the church setting. I have led Bible...

BEING and WALKING

Ephesians 5:1-2 – “Therefore BE imitators of God, as beloved children; and WALK in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.” I had so many heros when I was a kid. From the obvious sports...

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