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You Are Here!

Have you ever wished you could just look at a map of your spiritual development to see where you’re at?  To be able to glance down and find the “You are Here!” label? Our initial response to adversity is one way that we discover our current starting point.  Rest or…

Our Role in Life.

Jesus was getting used to operating under the critical eye of the Sadducees and Pharisees.  He had encountered them many times in His ministry and had always used the beauty of God’s truth to stay one step ahead of them.  Today would be no different. The Pharisees had heard that…

Turning Your Baggage into Luggage.

What if the best pastoral ministry is establishing the identity in others that God has when He looks at them? Remember, that when God looks at us He doesn’t see anything wrong with us. He sees what’s missing from our experience of Him and He’s committed to giving it to…

God Only Deals With Our New Man.

 The new man in Christ interacts with the Kingdom first and brings this reality into our daily lives.  When we focus on who we are in Jesus, we find the truth that fully sets us free from all inadequacies and insecurities. By engaging with the new man, we have…

How to Experience the Keeping Power of God.

One person with God is always in the majority.  This statement is foreign to our democratically-tuned minds, but it is true. One person with God, has all of the power and authority. When things are tough, who would you rather be in friendship with; a thousand people who can’t defeat…

What Gifts are You Expecting?

Are you expecting the same gifts that God is freely giving?  And are you expecting them to be as big and glorious as He’s created them to be?  These are good questions to be asking if we want our confident expectation of the Lord to be converted into joyful anticipation….

What Does “Believing the Best” Look Like in Everyday Life?

Scripture is filled with exhortations to set our minds on things above, not on the negatives we see around us on earth.  God asks us to “not consider a wrong suffered” in 1 Corinthians 13 and to only consider the things that are pure, lovely, just and of good report—which…