The church Paul describes in his greeting was what church should be. A place where outsiders hear about our good reputation for love, acceptance, forgiveness, and discipleship.
The key factor in maintaining an addiction is enabling. This enabling allows the addict to experience no consequences for their destructive habits. And a person who is co-dependent also will not function well if they don’t have some way to shelter the addict.
In 2020 it’s hard to find things to be thankful for. I remember in the great recession of 2008 that people fell out of the middle class and never found their way back. I know there’s a large percentage of our population that make just enough to survive; and now a great portion of them have lost their jobs and could soon be homeless.
Christian men need to relate to each other as deep friends who have each other’s backs. And that is about accountability for their walk with Christ. Christian men also need to be able to relate to non-believers in order to draw them to Christ. The only way to achieve deep friendships and witnessing opportunities is with empathy.
I find myself not understanding my moods and my laziness. I’ve developed really poor sleep habits. My temper is coming back. I don’t believe I know myself as well as I should. I realize that I can’t fix myself without the Holy Spirit and my own introspection.
As men how truly adventuresome are we? Don’t we all aspire to be significant? And in what way? Does our spiritual life figure into this equation?
The total commitment of men to their Godly roles depends on a single question: “how do I appear to You Jesus?” If our walk with Him depends on the opinions of others, we will fall short as only Jesus is perfect, is God, and knows us perfectly.
Measure Just getting fire insurance so we don’t go to Hell is not enough. We have to start by acknowledging Jesus as our personal Savior AND Lord. How can we measure our faith to be sure that we’re pleasing to God? To be sure this is not a […]
Before we put on the full armor of God, we need to put on Christ. Mark Twain said “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.” While dress clothes are seldom worn these days, we still notice a man who is well dressed. […]