Contentment, Part 3

“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” 1 Timothy 6:6 Contentment: a resting or satisfaction of mind without disquiet; acquiescence. You can read the first blog in the series here and the second in the series here. Since we know the types of people who are discontent and the consequences of discontentment, we... Continue Reading →

Contentment, Part 2

“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” 1 Timothy 6:6 Contentment: a resting or satisfaction of mind without disquiet; acquiescence. I am a very quiet person. I like the quiet. It drives my wife nuts that we can go on a long car ride without the radio on. Not that the radio is... Continue Reading →

Contentment, Part One

“Yet true godliness with contentment is itself great wealth.” 1 Timothy 6:6 Contentment: a resting or satisfaction of mind without disquiet; acquiescence. What does it meant to be content? After all, Paul learned how to be “content with whatever I have” (Philippians 4:11) and even proclaimed, “We own nothing, and yet have everything” (2 Corinthians... Continue Reading →

Unity in the Church

No family is perfect; there are often disagreements, fights, and arguments. The church is like a family. At least it should be. Some of the worst fights I have seen have been in a church. This should not be the case. But we live in a fallen world and this side of heaven, the church... Continue Reading →

Responding to Enemies – Part 3 of 3

So far, we have seen six biblical responses to our enemies: love them, bless them, lend to/invest in them, do good to them, pray for them, and do not rejoice when they fall. Today, we look at the final three responses. But, before we do, have you felt convicted of anything over the past few... Continue Reading →

Responding to Enemies – Part 2 of 3

Enemies. We all have them even if we don’t know who they are. In my last blog, we looked at the first three biblical responses to our enemies. How’d you do with loving, blessing, or lending to your enemies? Did you get spit upon? Attacked more? Did you start to see their heart soften? Please... Continue Reading →

Responding to Enemies – Part 1 of 3

For the most part, I don’t think I have any human enemies. I know folks that don’t like me, but I wouldn’t classify them as enemies. But then again, a successful enemy is able to blind-side you, to bring you down without you even knowing it. Perhaps that is why Satan is so effective. We... Continue Reading →

Confronting Sin

Appealing to those Living in Sin 2 Samuel 11-12 Sin is often defined as “Missing the mark.” What mark? God’s Word. He has standards of behavior that govern our thoughts, actions, and speech. Anytime we don’t meet those standards, we are sinners. It sounds harsh, but it is true. We are all sinners, and the... Continue Reading →

Commit

9 Commitments of David How are you New Year’s Resolutions going? January is almost over, have you stuck with it? If you are like me, and most Americans, you have already given up on most of your New Year’s resolutions. I tried to give up soda, and I have, unless you count “Diet Cherry Limeade’s”... Continue Reading →

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