How to transform your life from useless to useful – Philemon 8-25, Part 2

Have you ever felt useless in life? Maybe you watch others around you, friends and family, and it seems they are successful, advancing, making a difference in the world, enjoying life. Then you think about your life, and maybe you see a past littered with failure, broken relationships, and poor choices. Even if that describesContinue reading “How to transform your life from useless to useful – Philemon 8-25, Part 2”

God’s purpose for your life – Titus 3:1-8, Part 4

Stop! Don’t read this post. (I know. That’s not an advisable way to start a blog post.) Before continuing with this post, thought, if you haven’t read the previous post, part 3, please go back and read it here. In this series of posts, we’re studying the amazing teaching of Titus 3:1-8, so actually, IContinue reading “God’s purpose for your life – Titus 3:1-8, Part 4”

How you can know that you are truly a Christian – Titus 2:11-15, Part 5

How do you know if you are truly a Christian? Have you ever doubted? Have you wondered if your faith is real? We’ve heard a lot of good news in this series of posts on Titus 2:11-15 about God’s love for us. Before we get a big head from all this good news that GodContinue reading “How you can know that you are truly a Christian – Titus 2:11-15, Part 5”

When you start to change and your friends don’t like it

Have you ever gone through a life change, and that change affected your friendships? You know who your real friends are when you start changing. Perhaps you believe new things, or maybe you have shed a long-held belief, and your friends are pushing back.  It could be that you have stopped doing something that youContinue reading “When you start to change and your friends don’t like it”

Christians, has Jesus transformed your life? Here’s how you can tell.

A question for any of you who consider yourselves Christians, followers of Jesus: would you say that Jesus has transformed your life? Yesterday we saw that Jesus transformed Peter’s life. It wouldn’t surprise me if Peter has that memory in mind as he continues his teaching in 1 Peter 4:1-6.  In verse 3 he buildsContinue reading “Christians, has Jesus transformed your life? Here’s how you can tell.”

God is odd

If you were a person living in the Ancient Near East observing the people of Israel on their strange journey out of slavery in Egypt to settlement in Canaan, you might think “this is an odd people, and their God is odd too.”  In fact, as we continue studying Deuteronomy chapter 4, Moses, in verse 6,Continue reading “God is odd”

How to access God’s power for your life

Don’t you hate it when the batteries are dead?  I pull out my cordless drill to work on something, and there is no power.  Thankfully, my drill came with a second battery, so I swap them out, and I find that they second one is dead too. Ever dealt with that? So frustrating, right?  Powerlessness. PowerContinue reading “How to access God’s power for your life”