Since God Loves You As You Are, He Won’t Leave You As You Are

A common phrase we hear today is “God loves you exactly as you are.”  This statement is both 100 percent correct, yet so often used in 100 percent the wrong way.  On one hand, this statement is absolutely true. God absolutely loves you exactly the way you are right now. He knew you and the … Continue reading Since God Loves You As You Are, He Won’t Leave You As You Are

God Makes Growth Possible … And Five Other Truths About Growing In Christ From Colossians 2

"...to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ."Colossians 2:2 A couple weeks ago I had one last meeting with a guy I’ve been meeting with almost weekly through ATLAS for the past few years. During that meeting he said, “I really thought I’d be … Continue reading God Makes Growth Possible … And Five Other Truths About Growing In Christ From Colossians 2

The Grip of Sin or The Grace of the Savior: Who Has Dominion?

“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?

Control Yourself! – Why You Need Self-Control

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