Citizens of the Winning Kingdom

Jesus talked a lot about the Kingdom of God.  The Kingdom of God is the "good news" (Luke 4:43) that he charged his disciples (and all of us) with telling everyone about (Luke 9:60).  In the prayer he taught the disciples, he prayed for God's Kingdom to come. (Matthew 6:10) He declared that we should seek … Continue reading Citizens of the Winning Kingdom

Searching for God

The Bible talks a lot about "searching" for God. Search for the Lord and for his strength; continually seek him. (Psalms 105:4 NLT) All night long I search for you; in the morning I earnestly seek for God. (Isaiah 26:9 NLT) O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. (Psalms 63:1 NLT) … Continue reading Searching for God

Transformed by Jesus

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NLT) When people look at me, do they see me being transformed? … Continue reading Transformed by Jesus

Where is this world headed?

Each day when I read the news, the world is looking more and more evil. I won't even bother listing all the awful and immoral things happening today. The lack of God-fearing repentance is growing and growing. Surely there has been evil in the world since mankind first sinned, but it is getting worse. And … Continue reading Where is this world headed?


These days society focuses an awful lot on "self". Self-help. Self-confidence. Self-improvement. Self-indulgence. We are programming entire generations to believe that the world revolves around them. And this sort of self-centeredness is completely contrary to what Jesus taught and exemplified. Jesus told us to turn from our selfish ways. (Luke 9:23) He spent his entire … Continue reading Self-not

Loving discipline

I've often heard it said that God doesn't "punish" people. But is that really true? And if it is - does that mean we shouldn't expect consequences for our poor choices? As a parent - I know that I must step in and correct my children's behavior when necessary to help them learn not to … Continue reading Loving discipline