Letting God Transform You on The Journey

Jacob had two major God encounters that helped to bookend nearly twenty years of transformation in his life. He left home, after stealing the inheritance and the blessing that was to be his brothers.; On his way to distant relatives he found himself in his first major encounter with God. Being the son of IsaacContinue reading “Letting God Transform You on The Journey”

The Faith Journey is a Continual Process

Hebrews 11:13-16 We read of the great faith of Abraham, Jacob, and others in ancient Israel’s history. They stepped out in trust in many ways, and God used their faith to show the world divine greatness. Faith originates with God. God is faithful in his care of humanity. Our faith begins to grow, as weContinue reading “The Faith Journey is a Continual Process”

Discipline & Training on the Spiritual Journey

  1 Corinthians 9:24-27 If you are like me, and many people I know then exercise and the disciple of healthy living is a bit of a battle. I start out on a diet and exercise program with every good intention. Soon it becomes drudgery, and then I find myself sitting with a bowl ofContinue reading “Discipline & Training on the Spiritual Journey”

Walking with God

“By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.” Hebrews 11:5 NIV) I realized years ago, like many people, that life is a journey.  IContinue reading “Walking with God”

Christ-like Living is Following Obediently

1 John 2:3-6 When we were children we may have played follow the leader or Simon says. The goal was to imitate the motions and action of the leader. The one who followed the closest was the winner. Jesus called his disciples by saying “come follow me”. That call still remains true of those whoContinue reading “Christ-like Living is Following Obediently”

Conquering the Evil Within

(James 1.13-15) We do not like to be told that we have sin, or that we are corrupt.  Most people prefer not to think about our sinful nature.  The reality is that whether we like it or not we are corrupt, and the perfection of our created image has been tainted with sin. God mayContinue reading “Conquering the Evil Within”

Grow Up In Him

“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.  From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. ” (Ephesians 4:15-16 NIV) You may rememberContinue reading “Grow Up In Him”