046: Why Love Should Make You Aggressive

Devotional On Romans 12:9-21

Love aggressively

In the most basic and accurate statement I can think of, the summary of the Christian life is this: love God and then love others.  Easy-peasy, right?  As accurate as that statement may be, it’s terribly poor at communicating what that might look like. It certainly doesn’t communicate the calling to love aggressively.

045: Become Better In A Better Church

Devotional On Romans 12:3-8

Three Ways You Become Better In A Better Church

The service was just about to begin while I was standing in the foyer noticing someone new walking through the door.  I extended my hand and he shook it. He had the easy to recognize church-smile on his face, wearing church-casual attire. I wasn’t surprised to hear that he was visiting from another assembly he had grown tired of, and now he was shopping around to check out his other options. I discovered years ago that some people feel that they become better when they start attending a better church. I’ve also discovered that they’re absolutely right! Today’s text shows us what a better church looks like, and how you would benefit if you were in one.

Rom 44: Overcoming Evil

"Christianity 101" ... Romans 12:9-21

Overcoming Evil

The presence of evil in the world is undeniable. Every Believer’s call to faith and obedience makes life complicated in a world like this. What’s a Believer to do? In Romans 12:9-21 Paul gets really practical with a rubber-meets-the-road approach to Christian living, pointing toward a path to overcoming evil.

044: How To Recognize God’s Will

Devotional On Romans 12:1-2

How To Position Yourself To Recognize God’s Will

One of the questions I’m asked fairly often is, “How do I know if this is God’s will for me?”  I’m usually asked this by someone who’s trying to make a big decision.  And, I get it, I ask the question myself sometimes.  I can’t give a unique word from God just for you, but I can help you figure out how to recognize God’s will for yourself.

Rom 43: Real Worship

"Christianity 101" ... Romans 12:1-8

real worship

In this episode we explore Romans 12:1-8 and discover what worship really is. It’s not singing, although it can be a part of it. It’s not the style of church music, although it could be a part of it. Real worship is bigger. Find out why real worship often looks gritty and sweaty.