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Promises April 15, 2014

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In Joshua 23:14, Joshua is just about to die, and he’s giving his last charge to the Israelites. This is what he says: “Now I am about to go the way of all the earth. You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed” (NIV). Continue

Joshua 12 April 11, 2014

My guess is that few people who memorize Scripture make Joshua 12 their number-one choice to memorize. It’s simply a list of kings the Israelites defeated by the power and might of God’s army and their dependence on Him. This chapter is king after king and region after region of God’s victorious battles. Continue

Making God Too Small April 8, 2014

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The Second Commandment is about idols. God says in Exodus 20, “Do not make idols.” An idol is anything that tries to form an image of God with material things.

The Bible talks also about idols of the heart (Ezekiel 14:3). Those are mental idols. Continue

The Problem with Being Rich April 4, 2014

Let’s face it – if you live in the United States of America or in another First-World country, you are, on global standards, rich. If you have a car, a house, or your own bed, you’re rich. If you have access to education and medical care, you’re rich. By global standards, it’s unlikely that anyone reading this blog could not be classified as rich.Continue

A Personal Brand April 1, 2014


We all know great brands – Apple, Ford, Coca-Cola, General Electric – great brands that have been carefully crafted to be part of our world. I like those brands.

Have you ever thought about a personal brand – what you represent, your reputation, your countenance, your ethos? What does your brand say to other people? Continue

Safe Places March 28, 2014

I’ve been working in some situations where people need a safe place where they can talk, share, be honest, and reveal some things that are impeding their growth in Christ and their ability to do ministry. We all need safe places in our lives.Continue