Becoming a Christian is easy. After all, salvation comes by grace. We ask and it is ours. However, the life we lead afterwards can be challenging to get right. What does God expect from the changed ...

Bulking up is a sports concept. Muscles, that sort of thing. Increasing our strength so that we can do amazing things that few others can. Here’s how it’s done in the sports world: Eat the ...

Powerstroke. The Ford Motor Company uses this word to describe its most powerful truck engine. Legendary, so Ford claims. As one 2006 commercial says, “The most capable pickup in ...

Heartguard. Two words put together to form a fresh meaning. Heart: the most intimate part of who we really are; our true self; the seat of our emotions and desires Guard: to protect, to shield, to ...

Picture this: A young man climbs on the roof of a church, and he carries a bucket and a mop. On the roof? We want to call to him, “Get down! That’s unsafe!” Yet, he continues upward, reaches ...

Legend carries two meanings: 1. a story with no proof 2. an extremely famous person Let’s look at the second of these. For example: “The man was a living legend.” Think of the mighty ...

Yah, yah, we are the mighty Children of God! Whoop, whoop, we rule in the Name of the Son! Get down, we abound in the power of Spirit of the Father! Deuteronomy 31:6 says four times to stand up ...

The Christian lives according to the Spirit. In our flesh we are weak (too much so!), but we no longer live that life. We are Children of the King! Here are four truths from Romans 8:1-4 about the ...

A cultural idiom we used to hear is, “Who’s your daddy, now?” The meaning was, who’s top dog, the best, the one that’s in control of who you are? In the world of the Christian, that’s a ...

Most people are city bred. We run our lives by an urban clock. Fuel the car, stop by the market, call the repairman to check the plumbing. It’s backing up again. Yet for most of humanity’s ...

Three things count in battle. 1. Experience 2. Armor 3. Good Leadership Our Christian life is a battle, one fought against the devil and his desire to take us down with him. Here are three ...

The phrase “turn on” has multiple meanings. The one we want to address today is “to use,” as in turn on the light, turn on the stove, or turn on the breaker. We get the same meaning from ...

Normally secrets are not a good thing. They mean we are trying to fool someone. We want to present one front to them while we are something else inside. Then there are party secrets, the surprise ...
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