This weekly blog contains expositional Bible teaching on topics related to practical Christian living. 

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Jesus the Perfect Gift

One of the many stresses of the Christmas season is finding the right gift for someone else.  Television commercials and online advertising pressure us to purchase a gift reflecting the personality and needs of the recipient.  What’s more, customers request stores to include a gift receipt just in case someone needs to return or exchange the gift.  In other words, there’s a backup plan in case our choice might be wrong.  


Yield to God’s Will

Even before studying to take my first driver’s license test, I was fascinated with traffic signs. The green, yellow, and red traffic signal was pretty straightforward:  green means go, yellow means caution, and red means stop.  The sign that really confused me, however, was the “Yield” sign because it was painted both red and white.  The red meant stop but what about the white?


It Only Takes One

How many does it take to defeat an enemy in battle?  Ten thousand?  One thousand?  One hundred?  The answer may surprise you and that’s what I’d like to talk about today.
You may recall the story of David and Goliath recorded in 1 Samuel 17.  Over the course of 40 days, the


Did You Get the Picture?

As Christians, it’s easy to lose sight on our focus when we get in the way of what God wants us to see. 

This reminds me of a story about a revivalist traveling with his wife and daughter.    The revivalist noticed his daughter jumping on the bed and curiously looking at the mirror.


Clean Up the Mess

R.C. Sproul tells a story about the evaluation of people in psychiatric hospitals in Europe. After initial treatment, many patients falsely claimed that they were cured and demanded to be released.


The Finisher

I’m a huge wrestling fan!  In the 1990s, I’d spend Saturday mornings glued to the television watching professional wrestling.  I’d root for people like George “The Animal” Steele, the Junkyard Dog, Randy “Macho Man Savage,” Hulk Hogan, and Dwayne “The