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James writes, “Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God” (Jas 4:4) and yet Jesus knew His actions caused people to say that He was “a friend of tax collectors and sinners” and He didn’t seem to think He needed to correct them on it. How are we to reconcile these commands?

How many of us unconsciously fall prey to Uber Eats Christianity? We will hardly get off the couch to feed ourselves yet we expect the Bread of Life hand-delivered in a brown paper sack.

All of Scripture is a melody and our lives are the instrument. Our actions and our words are the notes we play. We must ask ourselves, “Am I playing the tune I read in Scripture? Am I playing ALL of Christ’s song?"

Have you ever wondered what Satan is doing? Or how that impacts our lives? This is certainly not a complete answer, nevertheless, I hope it is a good starting point...

God didn’t just happen to command fathers. It wasn’t merely a cultural phenomenon. It is woven into the fabric of creation. Fathers are designed to take responsibility for their families.

I would venture to say that you would go to great lengths to make sure that your family has food to eat–three meals a day even. For most of us, there is never a question about IF we will eat dinner, only what and when. Even if we consider ourselves very poor cooks, we will still make something to eat...

We should read. We should grow in our reading... Of course, this reading never replaces reading God’s Word, but it doesn’t need to be in competition either. So, after you have read your Bible for the day, here are some suggestions

The first step in overcoming this barrier is to realize that it’s not foremost an issue of your daily schedule, but your sinful heart. Jesus is the Word (Jn 1:1). If you do not treasure Scripture then you will not treasure Jesus.

Too often, whether we realize it or not, we’ve been sending our kids into the Battle of Stalingrad with little training and few weapons while Christian parents sit at home, far from the front line, and feel good about all the “outreach” they are doing.

Last week, I wrote about 5 tips for leaving a good inheritance to our children. While these practices are good I realized that they are, in themselves, insufficient. There are other ingredients that must be present.