Posts with the category “galatians”
Emphasize the Truth - Galatians 6:11-18
February 13th, 2023
When I speak to my children, I typically change my tone or change the inflection of words to emphasize the importance of what I am saying. I tend to do this both consciously and subconsciously. My wif...
What Seeds Are We Planting? - Galatians 6:6-10
February 12th, 2023
One of the hardest things my wife and I encounter in our lives is our children's growth in Christ. Everything we say and do around them and with them leaves a seed and will impact their lives. The mos...
Spiritual Obligations - Galatians 6:1-5
February 11th, 2023
As a parent, I can still remember the joy of seeing my children as toddlers trying to take their first steps. Coming alongside them and helping them progress in their development was a joy and lasting...
Actively Living in Christ Produces Fruit - Galatians 5:16-25
February 10th, 2023
Our current landlords own some apple and pear trees. In the fall, they let us pick apples and pears and fill as many baskets as we want. We use an extendable picker to pluck the fruit from the tree. T...
All About Liberty - Galatians 5:13-15
February 9th, 2023
What does liberty truly mean? We use this word often. In the Navy, being granted ‘liberty’ means you are free to roam around for a few days on shore after coming off of a ship. As Americans, we often ...
Stand Fast in Liberty - Galatians 5:1-12
February 8th, 2023
My wife jokes that she doesn’t bake and I am the one who does all the baking. And by ALL the baking, I make chocolate chip cookies. My wife does so much more, and one of the things she likes to bake i...
Children of Promise - Galatians 4:21-31
February 7th, 2023
What would you do if you were promised to have a child that through him, would be the gate to amazing things that could change the world? How long would you wait for this promise to take place, even k...
Transformed by Faith - Galatians 4:8-20
February 6th, 2023
While growing up, my family had certain traditions at Christmas. These were consistent almost every year. I got comfortable with them, and after I met my wife, we started our own Christmas traditions....
Being an Heir of God - Galatians 4:1-7
February 5th, 2023
Being an heir of something today doesn’t seem to have as great of an impact as it used to. My kids are my heirs and will inherit…something…after my wife and I are gone. They may not inherit much. My m...
Imprisoned by Sin - Galatians 3:19-29
February 4th, 2023
I pray that my children will know the difference between right and wrong. As a parent, I hope that they can grow up and teach their children the truth about Christ and have a personal walk that is int...
Keeping Our Promises - Galatians 3:15-18
February 3rd, 2023
I can think of countless times when I’ve promised my children something just to break that promise later. What is a promise, and how binding is the ‘contract’ we make with someone else through that pr...
Fools Without Faith - Galatians 3:1-14
February 2nd, 2023
Fools without FaithHas anyone ever called you foolish? Do we act foolish sometimes? Do we act as someone who disregards God’s revelation? Also, many movies and TV shows portray someone being ‘bewitche...
Justified By Faith - Galatians 2:15-21
February 1st, 2023
Justified By FaithMy wife will tell anyone that I am a rule follower. She says that my son takes after me in this regard. I do try to do the right thing and follow the law as we are instructed, but th...
Remain Firm Amongst Peer Pressure - Galatians 2:7-14
January 30th, 2023
I can remember countless times throughout my life when I stumbled and crumbled under peer pressure. Some of those have been counter to my walk with Jesus. Every time, I feel regret and shame, because ...
Discernment and Strength - Galatians 2:1-6
January 29th, 2023
I wish my kids understood what I desired of them, even though I frequently tell them as clearly as day. Understanding the will of God for our lives can always feel like a mystery. Do we have the disc...
Not by men, but by God - Galatians 1:11-24
January 28th, 2023
In my career, I have worked hard to get where I am. There are times when I have worked incredibly hard but still not advanced. We have also moved many times to places, some we wanted, but most we did...
The Simple and Pure Truth - Galatians 1:6-10
January 27th, 2023
My children have a knack for finding ways to change the way something is done so that it better suits their needs or purpose. Have you ever been in a position and changed something, every so slightly...
Setting the Tone - Galatians 1:1-5
January 26th, 2023
How many times have we sat through a ceremony or speech, and the keynote speaker or special guest is preceded by some extravagant and elaborate words explaining all the great things this person has a...
What are you striving for? - Philippians 3:12-21
November 19th, 2023
Rejoice and Grow - Philippians 3:1-11
November 10th, 2023
Examples of Servanthood - Philippians 2:19-30
September 19th, 2023
Lights Within This World - Philippians 2:12-18
September 12th, 2023
Being of One Mind in Christ - Philippians 2:1-11
September 7th, 2023
Trusting God in a Time of TransitionThanksgiving Among ChallengesOverwhelmingly Overwhelmed?Building Authentic FaithHoliness, It's What I Long ForSatisfy the CravingPreparing The Temple of God - 1 Peter 2:4-10Absolute Submission - 1 Peter 2:11-17Enduring Unjust Treatment - 1 Peter 2:18-25Building Stronger Marriages - 1 Peter 3:1-7Retaliating With Grace - 1 Peter 3:8-12Trial and Defense - 1 Peter 3:13-22Putting Aside Our Sinful Nature - 1 Peter 4:1-6Taking Responsibility and Ownership of God's Grace - 1 Peter 4:7-11Count Yourself Blessed - 1 Peter 4:12-19Shepherding the Followers of Christ - 1 Peter 5:1-5We're Not Alone in This Journey - 1 Peter 5:6-14Setting the Tone - Galatians 1:1-5The Simple and Pure Truth - Galatians 1:6-10Not by men, but by God - Galatians 1:11-24Discernment and Strength - Galatians 2:1-6Remain Firm Amongst Peer Pressure - Galatians 2:7-14Overcoming Anger and Frustration
Justified By Faith - Galatians 2:15-21Fools Without Faith - Galatians 3:1-14Keeping Our Promises - Galatians 3:15-18Imprisoned by Sin - Galatians 3:19-29Being an Heir of God - Galatians 4:1-7Transformed by Faith - Galatians 4:8-20Children of Promise - Galatians 4:21-31Stand Fast in Liberty - Galatians 5:1-12All About Liberty - Galatians 5:13-15Actively Living in Christ Produces Fruit - Galatians 5:16-25Spiritual Obligations - Galatians 6:1-5What Seeds Are We Planting? - Galatians 6:6-10Emphasize the Truth - Galatians 6:11-18Saints...In Christ - Ephesians 1:1-2Richly Blessed in Christ - Ephesians 1:3-6In HIM...we have... - Ephesians 1:7-14Praising Others and Lifting Them Up in Christ - Ephesians 1:15-23Where Did We Come From - Ephesians 2:1-10Filling God's Dwelling Place - Ephesians 2:11-22The Mystery of Christ - Ephesians 3:1-6Bringing the Light to Others - Ephesians 3:7-13Bowing Our Hearts With Humility - Ephesians 3:14-21Unified as the Body of Christ - Ephesians 4:1-6Gifts in Unity - Ephesians 4:7-16Putting On Our New Self - Ephesians 4:17-24Edifying Words in Christ - Ephesians 4:25-32Being Imitators of God - Ephesians 5:1-2Guarding Our Hearts, Our Words, and Our Actions - Ephesians 5:3-14
Walking Wisely - Ephesians 5:15-21Godly Marriage - Ephesians 5:22-33What Kind of Parents Are We? - Ephesians 6:1-3Equipping Ourselves in Christ - Ephesians 6:10-20Being the Encouragement to Others - Ephesians 6:21-24Being Set Apart From This World - 1 Corinthians 1:1-9Let the Division Cease - 1 Corinthians 1:10-17My Wisdom or God's? - 1 Corinthians 1:18-25What Are We Boasting In? - 1 Corinthians 1:26-31Keep the Main Thing the Main Thing - 1 Corinthians 2:1-5Being Active in the Holy Spirit - 1 Corinthians 2:6-16Growth in God - 1 Corinthians 3:1-4The Fields of God - 1 Corinthians 3:5-9Building God's Temple - 1 Corinthians 3:10-17Don't Deceive Yourself - 1 Corinthians 3:18-23Faithful Stewards - 1 Corinthians 4:1-6Are We Being Humble - 1 Corinthians 4:8-21Purging Our Sin - 1 Corinthians 5:1-13Disputes Within the Church - 1 Corinthians 6:1-8No Tolerance for Sexual Immorality - 1 Corinthians 6:9-20Being True to Your Marriage/Relationship - 1 Corinthians 7:1-11Being True to Your Calling - 1 Corinthians 7:17-24Single or Married? - 1 Corinthians 7:25-40Knowledge and Love - 1 Corinthians 8:1-6Not Being a Stumbling Block for Others - 1 Corinthians 8:7-13Willingly Surrendering Our Rights to Christ - 1 Corinthians 9:1-23Let History be an Example to Abstain From Sin - 1 Corinthians 10:1-22Do Everything For God's Glory - 1 Corinthians 10:23-33Imitating Christ - 1 Corinthians 11:1