“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6–7, ESV) Every Sunday I share a verse of the week. Use this verse to meditate, pray, ponder, and memorize during the week. See how taking just one verse into your heart each week can be transformational. … [Read More...]
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil. (1 Peter 3:17, ESV) Jesus said that in this world you will have trouble. There is no doubt about that. There are struggles every day. A big question is: will our troubles be for doing right thing or the wrong thing? There are consequences to our actions. When we fail to align our lives with God’s will, we will face struggles. God gives us his Law to show us how to live so that it will go well with us. He doesn’t give us his Law to be authoritarian or domineering over us. He doesn’t do it to rain on … [Read More...]
But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect… (1 Peter 3:15, ESV) The first part of our vision at our church is to KNOW Jesus. Knowing Jesus is about more than simply knowing about Jesus. It is knowing Jesus like you know a friend. It is knowing him as your Savior. It is to experience his grace and allow for him to pour hope into your life. When you know Jesus, things change. Your outlook on life will change. Your ambitions will change. Your … [Read More...]
40 Things to Give up for Lent
This is post that started it all and led to the creation of Greater Things Today. Discover 40 Things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of you life.
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This list is different. It is not the typical things like soda or chocolate. These are things truly worth giving up. There is one for each day of the season. And these are things to give up not just for Lent, but for the rest of your life.