What is Your SQ? (John 13)

Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. (John 13:3-4) In most cases, powerful people use their power for their own glory and for their own ascension to greater power.  Right now my mind goes to the ... [Continue Reading]

Like a Child (Matthew 18)

He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them.  And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 18:2-3) When Jesus’ disciples were fighting about who was the greatest, Jesus used the teachable moment as an opportunity to help them understand something incredibly ... [Continue Reading]

Do You Believe? (Psalm 79; Habakkuk)

Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord.  Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy. (Habakuk 3:2) Do you believe the stories that you've heard about God?  Do you believe He created the world and everything in it?  Do you read through the words of the Bible and sit in awe of His marvelous deeds?  Are the words ... [Continue Reading]

Losing What Isn’t Yours (1 Kings 12-14)

Even after this, Jeroboam did not change his evil ways, but once more appointed priests for the high places from all sorts of people.  Anyone who wanted to become a priest he consecrated for the high places.  This was the sin of the house of Jeroboam that led to its downfall and to its destruction from the face of the earth. (1 Kings 13:33-34) Christian leadership is ... [Continue Reading]

Your Source of Strength (1 Samuel 30-31)

But David found strength in the Lord his God. (1 Samuel 30:6b) There are many places where people go to find strength.  Some find it in wealth, some find it in position, and others find it in their physical bodies.  Those are just a few examples, but you get the idea. The fascinating characteristic about King David that made him categorically different than every other ... [Continue Reading]

Rethink Your List (Judges 5-6)

“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.” (Judges 6:15) I've got a whole list of reasons for why God shouldn't use me.  I talk too much.  I'm a hypocrite.  I care too much about myself.  I don't exemplify a servant's heart.  I have too many opinions.  The list goes on an ... [Continue Reading]