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Freedom from Slavery to Sin (September 18)

Freedom from Slavery to Sin (September 18)

Having demanded to do as we please, we’ve sold ourselves into slavery. And as painful as it is, there is no better day than when we cry out, with Paul, “Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death?” (Romans 7:24).

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At All Costs (September 18)

At All Costs (September 18)

There are few things in the world that might not jeopardize our souls under some circumstances. But whatever threatens to cut us off from God, we should let go of that thing immediately. If the house is burning, leave your stuff and get out of there!

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When We Lose What We Were Made For (September 17)

When We Lose What We Were Made For (September 17)

Because of our own choices, those whom we need to be connected to, especially God, have turned their backs to us — and not without justification. We are not only alone; we are alone because we’ve been abandoned . . . because of our own misdeeds.

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Our Present Understanding Is Limited (September 18)

Our Present Understanding Is Limited (September 18)

Until the eternal inheritance is ours, let us recognize the paucity of our present understanding and be prepared, when our Lord returns, to rejoice in whatever God has for us. The reality will break the boundaries of everything we’ve ever dreamed of!

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Hope and Perseverance (September 17)

Hope and Perseverance (September 17)

We appreciate heaven only when we vividly contemplate it. Just as those who accomplish great worldly goals are those who keep their goals clearly in mind, those who aspire to heaven need to concentrate on it with a keen focus.

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Concentration (September 18)

Concentration (September 18)

Emerson compared our situation to agriculture: “As the gardener, by severe pruning, forces the sap of the tree into one or two vigorous limbs, so should you stop off your miscellaneous activity and concentrate your force on one or a few points.”

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Effectiveness (September 17)

Effectiveness (September 17)

What are your goals, values, principles, priorities? You must choose your passion and pursue it effectively. But as you make your choice, understand this: whatever it means for others, effectiveness for you will mean serving where you can serve best.

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September 2021

September 2021

My work this fall will be studying, reading, praying, and planning for the next book, “Walking in Christ.” It would be irresponsible to begin a project of this magnitude without preparing for it prayerfully, so that is mainly what I’ll be doing.

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July 2021

July 2021

I enjoyed doing a Zoom Bible study with the Fortune Road congregation in Kissimmee FL last Sunday. It was good to work again with the Christians there. Chris Jones and Mark Copeland are the elders, and Caleb Lungstrum is the evangelist.

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