Tag Archives: obeying God

Serving Your Purpose

My wife and I are finally getting around to looking through the numerous boxes of things that we thought were so important that we just had to move them here when we settled into this house nearly five years ago. … Continue reading

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So Scary!

Today is Halloween, and I am not so sure how to celebrate. Like many of you, I have been wearing a mask and eating candy since March! With trick-or-treating being limited because of COVID-19 concerns, we probably won’t be seeing … Continue reading

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Like an Animal

A newborn calf is getting a lot of attention because it bears a striking resemblance to Gene Simmons, front man for the rock group KISS. The calf, which is named Genie, was born Friday on a ranch near Kerrville, Texas, … Continue reading

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Taking It to the Streets

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”—James 1:22. We do the right thing when we go to church on Sunday and hear the word of God preached in worship and taught in … Continue reading

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More than Listening

The mid-week Bible study group at our church recently finished what we called a “3-2-1 Study” of the gospel of Matthew. This approach can be used with any portion of Scripture. It’s really quite simple. We were looking for some … Continue reading

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Listen Up!

Jo M. Guerrero writes that when her daughter was five, she disobeyed her and was sent to her room. After a few minutes, she went in to talk to her about why she was being punished. With tears in her … Continue reading

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Obedience or Performance?

Susan Maycinik once wrote the following essay for Discipleship Journal: “The line between obedience and performance can be a blurry one. Yet it is an important distinction to grasp, because obedience leads to life, and performance to death… Obedience is … Continue reading

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Heads or Tails?

Football games have an odd tradition of beginning with a coin toss. The team that chooses heads or tails correctly gets the option of receiving the ball to begin the game, or deferring their choice to the second half. The … Continue reading

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