January 25, 2018 | Trust And Your Teams

“Even I, as well as my brothers and my servants, have been lending them money and grain. Please, let us stop charging this interest.” [Nehemiah 5:10 HCSB] Trustworthy I recently led a study through the trustworthiness of Nehemiah, examining how God used that reliability to change the world. Two businessmen I respect sent excellent applications […]

January 18, 2018 | Serious Stress, Serious Response

During the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was set before him, I took the wine and gave it to the king. I had never been sad in his presence, so the king said to me, “Why are you sad, when you aren’t sick? This is nothing but depression.” […]

January 11, 2018 | Catalyst

So I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in. Jerusalem lies in ruins and its gates have been burned down. Come, let’s rebuild Jerusalem’s wall, so that we will no longer be a disgrace.” I told them how the gracious hand of my God had been on me, and what the king […]

December 22, 2017 | Giving Up His Lane

“Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself […]

December 14, 2017 | From Self-Absorption To Salvation

“You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” The woman was convinced.  She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom […]

December 7, 2017 | Finish Well

“For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time for my departure is close. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. There is reserved for me in the future the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give […]