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I think most of us want to be happy. That’s a given. If we had a choice between being happy and being unhappy, most of us would want happiness, wouldn’t we? Happiness is so ingrained our culture that our nation’s […]

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2 If you can change the way […]

Many Christians grow up thinking that God wants something from them. God is up in heaven, deserving and demanding our worship. He wants us to sing, He wants us to read our Bibles, He wants us to give money, He […]

Paul warns believers in Ephesians 6:12 that “our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” A few verses […]

Recently I preached a sermon where I mentioned the need to forgive, and afterwards one of my church members came up and asked a great question: “How do you learn to forgive someone?” Here was my answer to this person, hopefully […]

If you woke up every morning and told yourself, “My marriage is going to fail,” what do you think will happen? Don’t be surprised if your marriage fails. If you live everyday as if you don’t expect God to show […]

Whether you realize it or not, you’re under spiritual attack everyday. If you’re ignorant of that fact, that doesn’t mean the attacks go away; it just means you aren’t protecting yourself. In Ephesians 6:14-17, the Apostle Paul gives the church (then […]

Many of us want to believe more, we just don’t know how. Our eyes don’t see past our mountains to view God’s might, we don’t see God’s power because of our problems. We need to increase our faith. But how? Is there a magic […]

You can officially retire at the age of 55, while the average life expectancy is 79 years old. Give or take 24 years, every Christian has a decision to make about the twilight years of their life. The overwhelming consensus […]

Imagine a dead end job with no ladder to climb, no objectives to achieve and little to no interaction with other coworkers. Now imagine that this job is well out of cell phone and internet coverage and so you don’t […]