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Living Hope

Hope can be fleeting these days.  In the mire of bad news, uncivil discourse, natural disasters, and man-made destruction, our hearts and minds can be easily overwhelmed.  As time moves forward, hope in this world fades.  The hope that we place in our own wealth, our control, or even our…

Moses

Few people in history have suffered from as much frustration as Moses must have suffered. Here was a guy who was called by God, spoke with God, performed miracles for God, and yet people still challenged his leadership. People say that a vision casting talk only lasts 21 days before…

Disappointment

Even the most cursory look at the books of Exodus and Numbers leaves you scratching your head as to how the Israelites lost faith in God’s provision so frequently and with such intensity. Numerous times the people turned on God and on Moses. They begged to go back to their…

Place

Something that I think we take for granted sometimes is the power of place. There are places that we have been in our lives that are full of meaning and memories. I can think of several places from my past that evoke not just fond memories but powerful emotions of…

GROW: Worship

In previous posts we have looked at setting discipleship goals, experiencing God’s word, and developing a sense of ownership for our faith.  In this last GROW post, we look at how worship helps us develop in our faith.  In order to do this, the first thing we need to do…

GROW: Ownership

As Christians we are called to grow in our faith.  In this series of posts we looked at how we can use goals to help us move forward in our faith journey.  We also looked at the role of Scripture reading and how it should shape us.  In this post…

GROW: Reading God’s Word

In my last post  I introduced how setting goals can have a huge impact on your spiritual growth.  Today we look at the second principle for growing in your Christian faith.  Today’s principle emphasizes reading and understanding Scripture. Principle 2: You cannot grow in your faith without regularly experiencing God’s…

Grow: Goals

If faith is a journey, it makes sense that we are expected to make progress on the journey.  While we may passively grow as God leads us through experiences and lessons learned, what if we could pursue growth?  What would it look like to actively work towards a deeper faith?…

Aliens

Throughout the Bible and the history of Christianity, Christians have gone by a lot of names. One of my favorites is aliens. In 1 Peter 2, Peter admonishes the Christians to live their lives in light of their new identity. They are a chosen people called out to be holy…