Finding Joy in Trashing Your Religious Resume’ | Philippians 3:1-9

Christianity is far and away superior to all other supposed religions, and I make no apology for saying so. Why? All other religions put confidence in the flesh. Paul used that phrase in Philippians 3:3 to distinguish Christianity from other beliefs, except he added one little word, the word “no.” Why is Christianity superior to all other religions? Here it is: We . . . put no confidence in the flesh. This is not only a powerful truth for apologetics; it is also a powerful truth that will set you free from the anxiety of both getting right with God and staying right with God. Find rest and refreshment right now.

Remember This! | 1 Corinthians 11:23-25

Jesus worked in memorable ways.  Jesus spoke in memorable ways.  Jesus raised up memorable men.  Jesus brought into being memorable churches.  Yet, Jesus did not specifically ask to be remembered by His miracles, His words, His disciples or the churches which He instituted.  Do you know how Jesus specifically asked to be remembered?  You may be surprised, but you may also be inspired.

The Greatest of All Schools | Genesis 29:1-30

What are principles that guide your life? Jacob had to learn the hard way that God’s guiding principles had to be chiseled into his head and heart. The chiseling, as you may imagine, did not come instantaneously but required years of training and struggle. The amazing thing is not so much that Jacob stayed the course but that God stayed the course with him. If your life is a train-wreck, stay the course, and you will discover that God will stay the course with you to the end.

Living Life in Our Times | Psalm 112:4

The darkness has always been present and will always be present in this world. So, how do we go at life though surrounded by darkness? Do we enter the realm of politics? Do we build bunkers deep below the surface of the earth and move in our families along with tons of supplies? So, how do we go at life though surrounded by darkness? The Psalmist answered that question, and the answer is as much needed today as, perhaps, any point in our lifetimes.

Finding Joy in Going All the Way | Philippians 2:12-13

God will actually give you the desire or the inclination to put into action the things that please Him. In addition, God will actually give you the power to carry out or put into action the things that please Him. That is, God not only gives the inclination, He also gives the ability. Whatever God asks a person to do, He will also give the wherewithal to get it done. It doesn’t matter that it seems impossible or unreasonable, God supplies what He requires, and He does so without fail.

Finding Joy in Leaving the Castle | Philippians 2:5-11

Giving up one’s rights is essential to unity within a congregation, peaceful relationships at home, and freedom from contention and squabbling and pettiness. Most every argument, quarrel and/or dispute that takes place in and around our lives is due to someone claiming a right. Jesus gave us the solution when He set aside His rights. If you miss this, then prepare yourself for a lifetime of wrangling and wrestling with others. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Life can actually become a joy.

The Way Home | Genesis 26:12-33

Genesis 26 reveals an amazing, incredible picture of God’s grace in that God continued
to bless Isaac though Isaac had chosen a path of disobedience to the will of God.
Genesis 26 also shows us that God’s lordship demands disciplinary measures in spite
of the blessings, and in this case, the immensity of the discipline is measured by the
abundance of blessings. Isaac eventually found his way home, and so can you. When
you finally arrive, you will discover that that God holds no grudges, but instead,
welcomes you home.