Anxiety exists and spreads in four spaces: the space in you, the space between you and another, the space inside the other, and the space between others. Once you become aware of these four spaces you can begin to manage them. The sooner you can identify them, the sooner you can be calm and present, available to serve and bless others. Continue reading
From the triumphant entry of Jesus (Mark 11:8-11) we see three practical principles of worship. Continue reading
This commentary on Mark 11:1-11 focuses on the lessons learned from the donkey used to ride into Jerusalem during His triumphant entry. By riding the donkey Jesus demonstrated Himself to be a peaceful King, prophetic King, servant King, and saving King. Continue reading
Anxiety is part Chicken Little and part Eeyore. You think the sky is falling and it’s falling disproportionately on you.[i] Anxiety is a meteor shower of what-ifs. It is trepidation, suspicion and apprehension. Anxiety is a free-floating sense of uneasiness and nervousness about what is happening or what could happen. For some it feels like worry or fear. Afraid of what might happen. Worried if they don’t take control things will get worse. Anxiety can be over little things like a cluttered room or big things like the failing health of someone you love.
In this series of articles, I want to address several questions: What is anxiety? Where do I find anxiety? How can I recognize anxiety in my life? What are the sources of anxiety internally and relationally? Most importantly, what does God have to say about my anxiety and managing it? In this article I will address the meaning of anxiety. Continue reading
Practical lessons and insights from Mark 11:1-6 for everyday life. Continue reading
This commentary on Mark 10:46-52 focuses on the blind Bartimaeus and seven characteristics of faith. Continue reading
In this lesson/sermon you will discover what asking, seeking, and knocking looks like in prayer based on Matthew 7:7-11. Continue reading
The feeling of being offended is a warning indicator that reveals to you where to look within yourself for unresolved issues. Throughout your life you are going to be offended. People will say or do things intentionally or unintentionally that will hurt your feelings, attack your honor, and strike at your values. As a follower of Jesus, it is crucial that you learn how to manage the emotions that come with being offended for your protection, the relationship with those who offend you, and the glory of God.
In this article, I want to address what God’s Word says about being offended along with three important questions: What does being offended mean? Why are people easily offended? And how can I manage my emotions when offended? Continue reading
Based on 1 Peter 1:3-5, every believer can experience five wonderful benefits from the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Continue reading
In this lesson you will discover not only the suffering Jesus was called to, but also the suffering you are called to as one of His followers. Continue reading