Teaching, Helping and Encouraging Spiritual Growth

Becoming A New You

If you had your own reality show, what would it look like? There are plenty of “reality shows” on TV, and they are all different. This is because these shows have different realities.

What is your reality? If you had a reality show, what would it look like? Would others want your reality, or run from your reality?

There is an even more important question, and that is “Who cares about your reality?” This, too, is a reality of life. Continue Reading →

Get Real About Being a Christian: Change

Change. This is the most important thing that God seeks in His people. Change represents a new way of thinking, speaking, behaving and living. Change represents spiritual growth. Without change, a Christian will not look much different than a person who has never received Jesus as their Savior.

God never expects His children to guess what they are supposed to do. God always gives His people through instruction on what He wants out of them. What does God expect from His people? Continue Reading →

Don’t Be Snookered! Real Contentment Comes From God!

The old comic Will Rogers from the last century had a way of putting things that made you smile but told a real truth. He described advertising as: “Making people want what they don’t need and pay for it with money they don’t have.”

It ‘s true. If people can be made to be discontent then they can be made to feel the “need” to buy whatever is being sold. This is as true today as it was a century ago. Continue Reading →

Lost Your Way? Turn Your Catsup Bottle Upside Down!

Have you ever been in a place where you simply didn’t know where to turn? All people experience this dilemma, including Christians. What is God’s direction to His people when they find themselves seeking answers to certain problems or seeking specific direction?

For generations, getting catsup out of a bottle was a problem. As the bottle set upright the catsup settled on the bottom and when someone wanted to put some catsup on a hot dog or whatever, they had to turn it upside down and keep on smacking the bottom of the bottle until the catsup broke loose so a stream of catsup could come out. Continue Reading →