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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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 ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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....  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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 ...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins
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...  Read More
by Timothy Atkins