How to make an impact, a brief look at Romans 15:14

I myself am convinced, my brothers and sisters, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with knowledge and competent to instruct one another. (Romans 15:14) Paul’s encouragement to the church in Rome is clear, easy to understand: Goodness—Impacting others begins on the inside because it takes the integrity to consistently make good decisions. This doesn’t mean perfect, it means …

Earn God’s Love

“The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself in love.” (Galatians 5:6) We may confess salvation by faith with our mouths, but in our hearts we work to keep (or earn more of) God’s love. The proof is in our pride: the false belief that we are somehow better than others because of what we’ve done for God. There …

undiscovered opportunities

“… it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you…” (Galatians 4:13) Scripture tells us that Paul’s illness was a trial for the Galatians. He praised them for not treating him with contempt or scorn–implying that their response was uncommon, unique, mature. If it was a trial for them, imagine how difficult it must have …

why building new things is exciting

Recently, I was working at a starbucks and I overheard a conversation between the store manager and a general contractor. What captured my attention was the passion and excitement in their voices. Their anticipation was infectious, I wanted to pull out a radial saw and help.

when death is a good thing

To live is Christ and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:21) Can you imagine a statement more bold? Who can say–with confidence–that death is a good thing?