"You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me, yet you refuse to come to me that you may have life."John 5:39-40 John 5 is an important warning on the danger of religious blindness. The chapter starts alongside the pool of … Continue reading Don’t Miss This: The Danger of Religious Blindness
“Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.”Psalm 119:133 In Psalm 119, the Psalmist prays, “Keep steady my steps according to your promise, and let no iniquity get dominion over me.” (Psalm 119:133) Dictionary.com defines “dominion” as: the power or right of governing and controlling; sovereign authority.rule; … Continue reading The Grip of Sin or The Grace of the Savior: Who Has Dominion?
A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls.Proverbs 25:28 Whether it’s pop, chocolate milk, lemonade, or even coffee, my daughter Kayla can’t take just one sip. If we sit down at a restaurant, Kayla’s drink is usually long gone before the food arrives. Earlier today, my wife Marie made … Continue reading Control Yourself! – Why You Need Self-Control
For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.Hebrews 2:18 “Put on your coat.” It surprises me how often I have to say this as a dad … in winter … in Minnesota. Most of the time when I say it it’s because one of my … Continue reading Put On Your Coat – 4 Ways Christ Helps Us With Temptation
You satisfy me more than the richest feast.Psalm 63:5 I’ve seen the dangers of sexual sin far too closely and far too often. I’m convinced being unsatisfied with God is at the root of the problem. In 2 Samuel 11, King David slept with Bathsheba and had her husband Uriah killed to cover it up. … Continue reading Unsatisfied – The Root of Sexual Sin
[Jesus], the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.Hebrews 12:2 A guy I meet with shared with me this week how frustrated he was that he and his wife had … Continue reading But I Have To
Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually!1 Chronicles 16:11 I was chatting with someone we mentor this week as she was waiting for her mentor to arrive. She shared that she had had a particularly hard and stressful day, but that she had been praying to God throughout the day for help. … Continue reading Pride Indicator