Praying Together

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016 Key Bible Verse: The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them. (Proverbs 20:7) Dig Deeper: Colossians 3:16-21 Nothing draws us closer together with another human being than praying together does. Take the time to learn to pray with your wife and children. Yes, this is difficult, [but] if we … Continue reading Praying Together

Modelling Faith

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016 Key Bible Verse: Let us, your servants, see you work again; let our children see your glory. (Psalm 90:16) Dig Deeper: Psalm 103:13-18 One of the functions of faith and religion is to remind people that they are not God. It is through the process of acknowledging and worshiping an omnipotent being greater … Continue reading Modelling Faith

Walk the Talk

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2016 Key Bible Verse: If you are wise and understand God’s ways, prove it by living an honourable life, doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. (James 3:13) Dig Deeper: James 3:13-18 One thing I do know for sure is that marriage and raising a family are difficult. Even the Bible … Continue reading Walk the Talk

Defining Duty: How Men Identify with Work

“What we do” is not all of who we are By Sonny Lemmons The single-earner nuclear family sometimes depicted in pop culture is a relatively recent development, a byproduct of post-industrial revolution North American culture. As cultures and circumstances change, roles tend to change along with them—both at the societal level and the individual level. … Continue reading Defining Duty: How Men Identify with Work

Weekend Bible Study

SUNDAY, JULY 24, 2016 Study Passage: 1 Peter 2:9-12 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; … Continue reading Weekend Bible Study

Forget Normal

SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016 Key Bible Verse: But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, [a] holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (1 Peter 2:9, AKJV) Dig Deeper: 1 Peter 2:9-12 Normal is overrated! Normal people rarely … Continue reading Forget Normal

Reflections of God

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2016 Key Bible Verse: Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people. (Philippians 2:15) Dig Deeper: Philippians 2:12-16 We must strive to be more like God so that we can be used as his perfectly functioning mirror of truth to others. … Continue reading Reflections of God

Stepping Into the Light

THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2016 Key Bible Verse: “But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.” (John 3:21, HCSB) Dig Deeper: John 3:16-21 “The darkness has not overcome [the light]” (Key Bible Verse). There is an enduring promise and hope in that statement. … Continue reading Stepping Into the Light

Spiritual Eclipse

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2016 Key Bible Verse: For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light. (Ephesians 5:8, NIV) Dig Deeper: Ephesians 5:3-14 How does darkness prevent us from reflecting and emitting God’s light? There are many ways, but many of us are simply living in the shade, … Continue reading Spiritual Eclipse

Just be Just

Action—clear, simple, costly action—makes all the difference in the world By Mark Buchanan Our language is riddled with quirks. It abounds in ironies. Fat chance and thin chance mean the same thing. To raise a building and to raze a building are opposites. To be sold out and to sell out describe, respectively, utmost loyalty … Continue reading Just be Just

Let Your Light Shine

MONDAY, JULY 18, 2016 When light stands next to darkness, light always wins. – Samuel Rodriguez (Lead pastor of New Season in Sacramento, California, and president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference) Key Bible Verse: For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could … Continue reading Let Your Light Shine