Through the years, it has been one of my greatest honors to baptize entire families at our Super Summer Baptism Celebrations. It’s not uncommon to see three and four generations of one family in the water all being baptized together! I can’t think of anything better than to see families restored by the grace of God! This was the case for the Philippian jailer that asked his prisoners, Paul and Silas, how to be saved in Acts 16.
We know our faith is growing when our love is increasing. Christian circles can often elevate knowledge over love, charisma over character, and the gifts of the Spirit over the fruit of the Spirit. We may impress people with what we know, but we influence them with how we love.
Nothing will ignite your faith like a fresh encounter with God! Hearing God’s voice is essential to vital faith. God speaks today and longs for us to hear His voice. The clearest way I hear God’s voice is to engage Scripture on a daily basis. Jesus told us that God’s Word is truth!
We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing. 2 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV) As you grow in your faith, is your love increasing more and more?
“Then the Lord said to Joshua, ‘Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai. For I have delivered into your hands the King of Ai, his people, his city and his land.” Joshua 8:1 (NIV) Discouragement over the past […]
The privilege of prayer offers us complete access to God anytime, anywhere no matter how we may be feeling or what we may be doing. In fact, the Bible teaches us to pray constantly in 1 Thessalonians 5:17. We can pray about anything! How awesome is it that God granted us such favor […]
Have you ever been in that place of in between? Maybe you are in between jobs or maybe you are in between a doctor’s visit and getting the test results back. Perhaps you are going through a major crisis in your life and you feel like you are in between […]
I was on a mission trip with my family in Europe several years ago, and we were travelling from one country to another. We got on a discounted airline, and this happened to be long before all of the discount airlines in the States. Before we boarded the plane, my […]
Take advantage of the opportunities God gives you on this earth. We only get one shot here in this life to do something that will outlast us and outlive us. We only get one shot on this earth to do something that makes an eternal difference. One of my favorite […]
In my last post on Redefining Manhood I talked about how God has signed unique characteristics, or autographs, onto the hearts of men. Every man is unique from every other but I have found three spiritual autographs that God has inscribed on the hearts of men. By identifying and talking about these […]