Righteousness, Peace, and Joy

What are your squabbles over? What is it others do that offends you? What is it you do that offends others? Are those things really important? Why is it we allow the smallest things to set us off on a tirade or at least irritate us? There are some things others do that can irritateContinue reading “Righteousness, Peace, and Joy”

Bear Good Fruit

Do you think of yourself as being a good person? Would you like to be a better person? How do you define a good person? What if you could receive guidance and help in becoming a better person? Would you accept it? Most of us want to be better than we are. We want othersContinue reading “Bear Good Fruit”

Peace Through Love

Yesterday, we covered some peace principles. Today, we continue that discussion as Paul provides those same principles in simpler terms. As he is writing to the church in Colossae, he gives them (and us) a rapid-fire lesson on how to live as Christians. In Colossians 3:1-17, Paul rattles off a series of reasons for usContinue reading “Peace Through Love”

Love Through Obedience

Do you love? How do you know if you love someone? Do you love Jesus? How do you know if you love Him? Do you know that He stated there is a litmus test for your love for Him? We most often think of love as an emotion. We think of love as a feeling.Continue reading “Love Through Obedience”

Surrender to Achieve

Are you striving to be a better person? Do you set goals you want to achieve? Are you willing to consider different goals? Are you willing to be radical in your thinking and developing your goals? I dare say most of us want to be a better person. However, we may not be able toContinue reading “Surrender to Achieve”

Inexpressible Joy

Are you looking for joy? Do you long to have joy in your life? Have you found joy? Or is it a fleeting feeling that comes and goes? Have you discovered that your joy is connected to your faith in Jesus? We all seek joy in our life. Though, for many people, they define joyContinue reading “Inexpressible Joy”

Bear Fruit

Do you strive to be a better person? Do you work hard at it and seem to make no progress? Are you wondering if you will ever be better than you are today? Are you on the verge of giving up trying? Have you turned to the One who can make the change? Amidst theContinue reading “Bear Fruit”