Common Ground

John 3:16 is probably one of the most famous verses in the Bible. But John 3:17 is even more telling--verse 17 lays out God's endgame. God didn't send Jesus into the world in the sense that Jesus arrived on the planet Earth. God sent Jesus into the entire existence that 

The Finished Process

This verse summarizes the victory of David over Goliath. The entire story is worth reading and I previously mentioned how David was prepared even though the moment was unexpected. In the verses that follow David is praised for his triumph; his victory was certainly noteworthy. Later David succeeds 

Joy in Life

Last week Dale Turenne on his site wrote about joy in a follower of Christ's life. It's a short, yet good, read. Dale addressed some interesting points, but what I found most compelling is how he confronts the issue that people are often motivated by an encouraging sermon listing steps 

Meaningful Seasons

Paul writes Timothy telling him (amongst other things) to, "be ready in season and out." Obviously he wanted Timothy to be prepared for everything, but what does being ready in season look like? And how can one be prepared out of season? Season is a period of time--spring, summer, fall, 

Building Blocks

In 1 Peter 2 the apostle Peter tells us that we are like bricks (or stones) being fit together to build a house. The metaphor here is that followers of Christ fit together to form a complete structure. Placed together properly, the whole is greater than the sum of its