How to Be Saved Without Knowing Jesus

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve had the opportunity to know Jesus. Knowing Jesus enables us to live an extraordinary life. Knowing Jesus gives us hope for an everlasting life. But what destiny awaits the millions of people who have never had the opportunity to know Jesus? Can a person be saved without knowing […]

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Working Out Your Own Salvation with Less Fear and Trembling

Philippians 2:12 and it’s call to work out your salvation with fear and trembling is one Bible passage that has caused me to lose sleep. Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling […]

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3 Benefits of the Forgotten Law of Gratitude

Like the well-known law of gravity,  I believe there is a law of gratitude. But unlike the law of gravity, the law of gratitude is often forgotten. My sophomore year in college I had a job delivering pizzas. One evening I had a delivery to the women’s dorm on the college campus. Thinking I’d save […]

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What’s God’s Purpose for My Life?

If you’ve asked yourself, “What’s God’s purpose for my life?” you’re not alone. I’ve asked that question, too. It’s a question people ask when they believe in God. I’ve often wished, even prayed, that God’s purpose would be more plain to me. To hear God speak it to me, would’ve been great. But God wouldn’t […]

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10 Questions About God: How Good Are Your Answers?

When I waded into the waters of baptism at age 15, my basic questions about God had been answered to my satisfaction. But in the years since, new questions have come up. On some of those questions, I’ve not been satisfied with the ordinary answers that I’ve been given. Perhaps you’ve had these same questions, […]

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How Church Leaders Can Avoid the Dangers of Groupthink

Group consensus sometimes leads people into dark places. It’s what’s known in psychology as “groupthink.” If you’re a church leader, you need to take deliberate steps to prevent it. If you’re not a church leader, share this with at least one leader in your church. The Dangers of Groupthink The power of groupthink can drive […]

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5 Dangers of Constant Complaining and How to Stop It

My recent experience with Alaska Airlines is a case in point. I’m not one to complain. I hate to be around constant complaining! But one doesn’t have to look far to find something to complain about. As in my Alaska Airlines experience, it can start the moment you wake up in the morning. I’ll get to […]

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5 Keys to Making Your Home the Happiest Place on Earth

As a child, I visited Disneyland several times. My home was less than 30 minutes away from the amusement park marketed as “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Other relatives lived nearby. My Uncle Rod once had a job as a cast member–an Indian paddling a canoe around Tom Sawyer’s Island. My mom’s cousin spent a season […]

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