Jesus left the upper room and made straight for the Garden of Gethsemane: The night air carried the odors and noises of overcrowded Jerusalem. The path through the Kidron Valley was a gruesome hike. Located just below the temple courts, the runoff of excess blood and refuse from Passover sacrifices

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God’s Glory; the Devil’s Lie

  Consider this thought from a wonderful Christian in the early days of the Church, Irenaeus (130-202 AD):  “The glory of God is a human being fully alive.”  For many, this thought is a hurdle.  It is a challenge to believe that God is glorified when you experience full life. 

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The Love of a Husband and Wife

AUDIO LESSON:  Take a look at love in marriage as expressed in the Song of Solomon. [CLICK HERE TO LISTEN]

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Who Am I? I Am God’s Child!

“And, who are you?”  You have been asked to introduce yourself.  The expected answers include your work and your family, your good deeds and your values.  However, I am asking the question at a deeper, eternal level, “And, who are you?”  Beyond work, beyond family, beyond the expected, beyond the

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Spiritual Authenticity

Scripture: Matthew 11:28-30; Psalm 62   Spiritual authenticity means living true to your best in Christ each day.  First, live true in Christ; be honest and open before God who loves you as you are.  Second, strive for your best in Christ; trust and follow Him who will use each situation to make

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Make Your Choice!

Scripture:  Joshua 24 “Choose this day whom you will serve” (Joshua 24:15).      The final chapter of Joshua summarizes God’s acts to save his people.  After telling the story, Joshua says, “Choose!”  We must also choose.   [CLICK HERE TO LISTEN]

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Help My Unbelief

We all are like the man who cried to Jesus, “Lord, I believe, help my unbelief” (Mark 9:24).  The honest expression of trust and fear, of faith and doubt is a moment God respects. I challenge you to discover where trust bumps up against fear, where faith stands side by

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Will You RSVP God

In grace and peace, You are invited to a fuller life In Me and with Me. This is what I want for you. Jesus Christ (Please RSVP) Are you ready to respond to the invitation?  How does one RSVP God’s invitation to greater life in him?  Let me share with

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Begin with the Call of ChristBLOG ENTRY

Begin with the Call of Christ

I minister as a teacher and writer to leaders.  Through my roles as a professor, author and speaker, I work with business owners, non-profit directors, school principals, pastors, and government workers.  In recent months, my message and mission to leaders has revolved around the Old Testament character, King Saul, specifically,

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How to Follow Jesus

A frequent question I am asked:  “How do I follow Jesus?”  Life is a journey.  Throughout the Bible, “journey” is a common image of the spiritual life.   Each follower of Christ has made a life journey with Christ.  Let me roll out the map for you. NOTE:  1) I do

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