Truth: My God Since Birth

From birth I was cast upon you; from my mother’s womb you have been my God. Psalm 22:10 (NIV) In faith, I know this to be true: God spoke me into my mother’s womb, and he has...

You Are Unique — Believe it!

“My only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.” (Acts 20:24 NIV) You’re the only person in the...

Jesus Never Looked Down on Others

“Think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.” (1 Corinthians 1:26 NIV) Jesus never looked down on...

Embrace Your Identity in Christ

“He has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts.” (2 Corinthians 1:22a NLT) Your faith will grow stronger as you focus on your identity in Christ (Galatians 2). What this means...

Jesus Requires Total Abandonment

“When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:4 NIV) We’ve taught people it’s OK to let Jesus have a significant place in their lives, a moderate place...

Learn to Think Like the Father

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus declares his followers citizens of the Kingdom, and then he outlines the shift we must make to Kingdom thinking: “You are living in the far country, and I have come...

The Cost of Discipleship

“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!” (Matthew 5:10 TEV) We are called to bear the sins of others, just as Jesus bore our sins....

Make a Life Where You Live

“Seek me, and you will find me because you will seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13 TEV) There are all kinds of reasons houses sell quickly or take a long time to sell, but I’ve...

Let God Interpret the Facts

“This is what the Holy Spirit says: ‘The owner of this belt will be tied up in this way by the Jews in Jerusalem, and they will hand him over to the Gentiles.’” Acts 21:11 (TEV) Have...

Jesus Requires Total Abandonment

When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4 NIV) We’ve taught people it’s OK to let Jesus have a significant place in their lives, a moderate place...