Typically, people in the world — and I include many Christians in this statement — have the same reaction when they see someone that's considered more excited about serving God than is considered "normal." They think they're nuts. Based on scripture, I suspect that's how a lot of people saw Jesus most of the time. … Continue reading Knowing Jesus: Jesus put spiritual things first
I'd love to say that there was one characteristic of Jesus that was the clear choice to with which to start this series. The reality is that it's hard to pick one aspect which really defined Jesus' time on earth. But there is one overarching theme that permeated Jesus' life, even from his earliest years. And I … Continue reading Knowing Jesus: About his Father’s business
We’re all familiar with Philippians 4:13, which says “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” For many of us, Paul’s statement has become a daily encouragement, a rallying cry to success. It’s used in any number of situations: “I can survive this crisis.” “I can win that race.” “Anything I choose to … Continue reading What does “victory in Christ” really look like?