Monday, January 10th, 2022

The Greek term translated church throughout the New Testament is ekklesia. What you may not know is that it was not a religious term. It could refer to any group of people called to gather for civic purposes. An ekklesia, then, is simply a gathering, or an assembly, of people called out for a specific purpose. What ekklesia do you gather with, and for what purpose?… Read the rest

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Beginning empty-handed and alone frightens the best of men. It also speaks volumes of just how sure they are that God is with them. Sometimes we spend a great deal of time waiting – thinking that when we have the right manpower and the right resources we will be ready to pull the trigger – yet all the while missing opportunities.… Read the rest

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see.” People will listen to your words, but will follow your life. A dream is not merely something you believe is possible, but something you invest your entire life in. You really cannot ask others to give to something you’re not willing to die for.… Read the rest

Sunday, January 2nd, 2022

Nothing gets better unless you get better. Self-improvement and personal growth are the keys to effective leadership. Jesus invited us “to love our neighbor as ourselves” (Matthew 22:39). As we take care of ourselves, we automatically take care of others. So pride yourself on cultivating your own soil – and the harvest WILL follow.… Read the rest

Saturday, January 1st, 2022

Make tomorrow a little bit better than today. Too often we spend our time trying to make those quantum leaps, but true impact happens over time. So learn to take the small and simple steps toward improvement, for over time you will discover you’re a long way from where you began and won’t be as tired.… Read the rest

Saturday, December 25th, 2021

The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize Him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.’ Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of Heaven—praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in highest Heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased’” (Luke 2:11-14). Merry Christmas. Enjoy your family and the presence of the Lord.… Read the rest

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2021

Don’t sacrifice yourself for the possibility of becoming effective. Your effectiveness is yourself. God knew exactly who He needed to do what you are doing. Make sure you’re taking care of yourself. Jesus said that we will ultimately love our neighbor the way we love ourselves. If you’re not careful, you can win a battle, but lose the war.… Read the rest

Monday, December 20th, 2021

The Old Testament covenant covered our sin so that we could enter His presence. That’s what we call being healthy. But the New Testament covenant removed our sin so He could enter our presence. That’s what we call being holy. Healthy things still die, my friends. Holy things live forever. Thank You, Jesus!… Read the rest

Sunday, December 19th, 2021

Have you ever considered the importance of the Israelites crossing the Jordan that day? If they didn’t, they would have lived to die, but instead they chose to cross, which meant they died to live. Think about that. It’s the difference between running to exist and running to win. Yes, they had to face the giants in the land – but I think they understood it’s spelled with a little ‘g.’ Their God is spelled with a capital ‘G.’… Read the rest

Friday, December 17th, 2021

The Bible tells us that God can do “far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams” (Ephesians 3:20). For me, I believe that. That’s not my problem. You see, we all can dream. But the question is do we have the courage to act upon them? Life doesn’t happen by chance; it happens by choice.… Read the rest