Live Like Christ

I was reading J. I. Packer’s devotional, Knowing God’s Purpose For Your Life, the other day and thought I’d share his thoughts on our call to live like Christ. "In Christ believers are involved in a process of character change. The Holy Spirit and Christ now indwell them to transform them into Christ’s likeness. Christ … Continue reading Live Like Christ

5 ways to pass the baton of faith to our kids

If you’re like me, you’ve been staying up far too late and watching the London Olympics. I particularly love watching the 4x100 relay. The exchange of the baton in these races is crucial to the team’s success. Missing the exchange can cause a team to slow down or, in some cases, be disqualified. Miss the … Continue reading 5 ways to pass the baton of faith to our kids

Character Leads to Conduct

I was reading through Jesus’ sermon on the mount and discovered a connection between the beatitudes and the remainder of the chapter. Jesus begins the sermon with the beatitudes - they show us who we are to be - our character & what's on the inside. Then he lays out examples of how we are … Continue reading Character Leads to Conduct

Leading Others begins with Leading Yourself

The ability to lead others begins with the ability to lead yourself. The truth of the matter is that if you cannot lead yourself...you are simply not qualified to lead others. You can’t expect people to follow you if you don’t have the capacity to lead yourself. People quickly lose respect for leaders that are … Continue reading Leading Others begins with Leading Yourself