What Truth Are We Supposed to Speak? One More Time

What Truth Are We Supposed to Speak? One More Time

March 18, 2019By Mark D. Roberts

Speaking the truth of God is not just something pastors and church leaders do. Rather, every single Christian should be equipped and ready to speak the truth about God when the opportunity to do so presents itself. We’re not talking only about evangelism; in fact, the focus is upon speaking the truth to our fellow believers. You and I are called to communicate God’s truth to each other.

I Am Not

I Am Not

March 17, 2019By Tim Yee

Knowing that you aren’t the messiah of your company, your ministry, your family or your community is a good thing! John modeled and Patrick lived what all followers of Jesus should aspire to be: humble servants who know that the only joy in life is found by submitting to Jesus, our humble Lord.

Making a Statement

Making a Statement

March 16, 2019By Tim Yee

Our leadership may call us to confront some kind of system, power or authority in order to do what’s best for the people and organizations we serve.

Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

Search Me, O God, and Know My Heart

March 15, 2019By Mark D. Roberts

Though a part of me resists dealing with what is wrong in my heart, I know that I need to see my sin as God sees it, so that I might confess and be forgiven, and so that I might turn from my sin to follow the Lord more completely.

Putting Off Falsehood and Speaking the Truth . . . Really?

Putting Off Falsehood and Speaking the Truth . . . Really?

March 14, 2019By Mark D. Roberts

If you’re like most Christians I have known, you are much more comfortable with falsehood and much less committed to truthfulness than you might at first think. Don’t let extreme examples keep you from taking a good hard look at your life–so that, by God’s grace, you might strip off fibbing and put on the glorious garment of truth.

Taking Off and Putting On in the Era of Fake News

Taking Off and Putting On in the Era of Fake News

March 13, 2019By Mark D. Roberts

Truthfulness isn’t an insignificant garment of the Christian life—like one of your socks, important but mostly functional and unnoticed. Rather, truth is like a new shirt—essential and obvious to all. So if you’re going to take off the old self and put on the new, you might well begin by looking at the truth quotient of your speech.

Putting on God’s Clothes

Putting on God’s Clothes

March 12, 2019By Mark D. Roberts

As we put on our new self, engaging in behaviors in imitation of God, choosing to do and speak like Jesus, then we will experience our newness in Christ.

The Christian Life is More Than Lots of Don’ts

March 11, 2019By Mark D. Roberts

There is a time and place for followers of Jesus to be clear about the “don’ts,” about beliefs and behaviors that are part of the old self and deserve to be taken off. Yet if we put most of our energy into opposing what’s wrong, we’ll have little left for doing and teaching what is right.

iPray: Passing the Test

March 10, 2019By Breon Wells

Jesus was drawing from his experience in the wilderness to prove that by depending on God, we can pass the test of temptation and thereby mitigate the need for forgiveness. As you pray and determine to do God’s will, know that he is able and willing to keep you from falling. With God, you will pass your seasons of testing.

What is God Like? Abounding in Love

What is God Like? Abounding in Love

March 9, 2019By Uli Chi

Today’s text suggests that God is not a distant deity with vague warm feelings toward his creatures.  Instead, the Lord’s compassion and grace overflow in action with an abundance of steadfast love and faithfulness. God’s heart, God’s word and God’s actions are all congruent with one another.  So it should be for all of us who claim to follow and lead in God’s Way.

God’s Upside Down Values

God’s Upside Down Values

March 8, 2019By Mark D. Roberts

If we are proud, if think we are really amazing, if we’re overly impressed with ourselves, then God may keep his distance from us. Perhaps this is because proud folk tend to be self-reliant. They aren’t inclined to need anybody else—including God.