Identity, Authority & Motives (part 1)

Most people in life have struggled with their personal identity at some time or another.  The teens years often are very hard on adolescents as they try to figure out “who they are”.  Many don’t find out until much later in life.  How many men have went through mid-life crises’ because they hadn’t truly “found

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Success vs. Significance

Most everyone wants to be successful.  It’s ingrained in the “American Dream”.  Much has been written on being successful. Bookstores and libraries are full of books on how to be successful. Internet articles abound on the issue. Late night infomercials tell us how we can be successful (for a small price of $29.95 plus handling). 

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Celebrating or Rejecting Jesus

In Luke 8:26-40 we find a story about Jesus delivering a man possessed by many demons.  This man was in really bad shape. Jesus helps this man and it’s interesting to see how the people, who knew this man, reacted to Jesus. First of all, Jesus reconstructed this man’s life. This man lived in the

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Struggling with God’s Love

The love of God is best seen and learned through the life of Jesus.  Jesus came to reveal and explain the Father to us.  I love what Bruxy Cavey said, “The life of Jesus is like God pausing from teaching us lessons & saying ‘Here’s what I mean – watch this.’”  God is just like

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Another New Year

It seems that everyone looks at a new year like some magical day where everything will be different. Somehow at midnight on December 31st, something mystical happens that makes January 1st a magical day where everything changes and people get fresh starts. I sure wish it worked this way. It doesn’t. 2012 will not be

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