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The Fruit of the Spirit (Not the Recipe)

  It’s the fruit of the Spirit, not the recipe for the Spirit. I often hear people teach on Galatians 5:22-23 and encourage people to develop the fruit of…

The Last Battle

I finished the last book in the Chronicles of Narnia.  While I loved all of them, the seventh and final installment, The Last Battle, could easily be my…

Who Are You Trying to Please?

Have you ever felt like God was telling you to do something big?  Have you ever felt that desire to fight for what is right? We often say not…

Spouse Checklist

Why do marriages fail?  Why do so many end up in divorce?  Divorce.com which seeks to resource you “before, during, and after a divorce” has a list of…

Suitable Helper

In marriage, you are meant to be a suitable helper for your spouse. Suitable Helper Genesis 2:4-25 Alive and Yet Alone Mankind is the only creation that was…

Following Our Appetites

God hates sin. God is especially appalled when sin takes place in the lives of his children.  Unfortunately, believers often categorize sin. We tend to think of certain sins…

Why Church Buildings Matter

I read Tim Cool’s book Why Church Buildings Matter: The Story of Your Space.  I picked it up due to a great podcast interview he had with Rainer…

Sample Christian Wedding Vows

Many of us are familiar with traditional wedding vows.  While some of the verbiage might alter depending upon the context, certain elements are normally included. If you don’t…

Parental Archers

King Solomon was the wisest man who ever lived (1 Kings 4:30; 10:23).  In all his wisdom, he wrote a great perspective for parents in Psalm 127. Behold,…

Gospel Essentials

When we think about having a Gospel Focused Family, we need to first focus upon gospel essentials.  What is essential for your family member to understand in order…

Unless the LORD Builds the House

Unless the LORD Builds the House Psalm 127 3/4 of those raised in the church are no longer in the church after their freshman year of college. With…