Posts Tagged ‘Obedience’
I’ve got a picture of my dad in my office. It’s attached to the American flag that was used in his memorial service when he died. It reminds me of his service to our country as a United States Marine. It’s a great picture. He’s in a leather jacket with a WWII leather flight helmet…Read More
Age is only a number
Want an intriguing question? “How old would you be if you didn’t know when you were born?” See, our age points back to a birth certificate and some testimony of others, because you and I can’t remember our birth. I mean, we were there for sure, but you don’t remember the event. Perhaps, you listen…Read More
Elections weren’t generally popular during Bible times. Yes, ancient Greece was a “democracy” in theory, but according to Encyclopedia Britannica Online, it wasn’t until the 17th century that representative democracy used voting as the primary decision-making process. Leaders in the early church were chosen or appointed based on character. In fact, the selection of Elders…Read More
Lay down your life?
Jesus was always at work teaching and training His disciples for a life of meaning and service for God and others. You see this written on most pages of the gospels. Related to his teaching, when He declares “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends “…Read More
Like or Dislike?
What do you like to do? Sports, skydiving, eat chocolate, parenting, business endeavors, hobbies? What is it for you? I love to exercise, hanging with my family, coffee with friends, helping people navigate their relationship with God. Those are all in my “like” category. But let me ask you this: What is in your “don’t…Read More
Jesus > me
John 3:30 “He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” This is the secret to the Christian life, but it’s also the secret to every successful relationship. I often tell people “I married out of my league.” So true. What I try to communicate is simple. My wife is more…Read More
When our kids were younger, we instituted something we called “first-time” obedience. The thought was simple. When our kids have a chore to do, we expected them to take care of it promptly. That meant without complaint or procrastination. Believe me, it didn’t work like that all the time. It was a process. But Janet…Read More