Christian Living Category Posts

Christian Living

Are You a Life-Style Complainer?

August 10, 2013

I would like to preface this article with a simple notion: not all complaining is bad.  If a school-bus driver speeds in your neighborhood there is reason to complain. ...

Christian Living

How to Pray for Others

July 25, 2013

Years ago on older gentleman asked me to pray for him.  He said, “Preacher, pray until you break through.  Pray until you can feel the presence of God.  Pray...

Christian Living Preaching

The Ever-Expanding Library of Ministry

July 19, 2013

Books abound in the preacher’s life.  At times I feel they overtake me.  They are on my desk, on my shelves, on my nightstand, on my electronic devices, in...

Christian Living

Before You Make a Decision…

July 7, 2013

  What am I going to do?  What degree will I pursue?  Where does God want to lead my family?  Should I put the kids in private school?  Can...

Christian Living Ministry

Hindrances in Bearing Fruit

June 27, 2013

The Lord wants us to bear fruit. As a matter of fact, this is the natural order of creation. On the third day, God created the vegetative world and...

Christian Living Spiritual Formation

Being a Good Steward of Your Trial

June 25, 2013

  The great tragedy of trials is not going through them, but rather going through them and not learning anything from them.  God permits, and sometimes even sends, trials...

Christian Living

4 Assurances of Eternal Life

June 19, 2013

If salvation was merited by our feelings we would all be on a roller-coaster ride toward eternity. But salvation is not based on feeling, emotion, or intellect- it is...

Christian Living

Big Thanks for Little Things

June 18, 2013

When we consider the blessings of God we often think of the big-ticket items.  Our home, our vehicles, our clothes, our food, our friendships…these all seem to merit the...

Christian Living Church Growth

Why Everyone Should Faithfully Attend Church

June 14, 2013

Recent trends in Christianity reveal that the church is revamping traditional worship services to accommodate the world. More and more congregations are calling off Sunday evening services in an...

Christian Living

Practices for People Who Are Pessimists

June 10, 2013

I am going to confess something…I have to really work at being positive. I am not a naturally-optimistic person; as a matter of fact, I lean toward pessimism more...