I also share the article because it addresses a deep concern: treating one another with respect. We, especially as Christians, are the vanguard of healthy relationships.
It is not easy to admit, but in the stress of life, we get distracted, spiritually distracted from the “first love,” our love for Jesus Christ. Let me outline four times and ways we are distracted and need to remember our first love:
#1 QUESTION: When do I need Spiritual Restoration?
ANSWER: When your heart is dead, and you are going through the motions.
Jesus declared, “I am the way… no one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6). There is but One Way, yet, within that way is a path that connects especially with the way God created you.View More Pathways With Jesus
Take a moment and read a familiar story from Scripture in a fresh translation, The Voice, Luke 10:38-41: 38 Jesus continued from there toward Jerusalem and came…View More Priority #1
Yet, Christians are called to obey. Charles Stanley said it well, “The bottom line in the Christian life is obedience and most people don’t even like the word.” How are we to think of obedience? What is obedience, really?View More Obedience. Really?
The Christian life is not a passive endeavor, but requires work, your work and God’s work. Read this verse carefully: Work out your…View More Partners With God
My wife’s cousin, *Bruce Jeffcoach, is a high school chemistry teacher in San Joachim valley in California. On the walls of his classroom along with the Periodic Table, a chart of measures, and appropriate posters, is a sign over the middle of the board in the front of the room. You can’t miss it. John Wooden, the UCLA coach said, “discipline yourself, so others don’t have to.” Bruce writes, “I simply get my students attention with a quite pssst sound and point to the quote above my whiteboard. I hope that helps to put all in order.”
To grow in Christ requires Spiritual Discipline.View More Growing in Christ: Spiritual Discipline
As a teacher and professor, I constantly watch the eyes of students, listen for the timbre of their voices, and consider the freshness in…View More Growing in Christ: Spiritual Insight
As a professor, it is tempting to forget the purpose of school. Well, the purpose of school is NOT school. It is life! It is tempting to think the purpose is turning in papers, reading texts, passing exams, and making the grade. Reality Check: None of that matters unless and only if those activities help you live true to your best each day.View More Growing In Christ: Spiritual Empowerment
For life to survive and thrive, certain elements are required such as light, air, water, and nutrition. For spiritual life in Christ to survive…View More Growing In Christ: Spiritual Care
NFCN 10 Tough Questions – “What Does The Bible Say About God and How He Relates To Us?” 06/02/13 Nashville First Church of…View More Catch a Glimpse!