Stewardship and the Greatest Commandment

August 6, 2017

Truths That Transform: Stewardship and the Greatest Commandment He had spent his life studying the Law. Keeping every single commandment all the time was impossible, of course, but overall he had be...


Entering the Promised Land

June 4, 2017

Truths That Transform: Entering the Promised Land On the cusp of attaining the long-awaited promise of God, the people gathered to hear the reports of the scouts they had sent into the Promised Land...


Stones of Remembrance

April 9, 2017

Truths That Transform: Stones of Remembrance Remembering the past, and especially recalling what God has done, can provide a great framework for moving into our futures. Scripture is full of occasio...


Faith & Stewardship

February 5, 2017

Truths That Transform: Faith & Stewardship Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. -- Hebrews 11:1 Thomas was the "Missouri apostle" - he wouldn't beli...


Thankful Stewardship

December 4, 2016

Truths That Transform: Thankful Stewardship "Give thanks in all circumstances." -- 1 Thessalonians 5:18, NIV We're familiar with the instruction of Scripture that tells us that our attitude in giv...


Teach Them to Your Children

October 8, 2016

Truths That Transform: Teach Them to Your Children "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." -- Proverbs 22:6, NIV Training children i...


Debt vs. Love

August 28, 2016

Truths That Transform: Debt vs. Love "Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves has fulfilled the law." -- Romans 13:8, NIV Paul acknowledge...


Honest Scales and Measures

April 11, 2016

Truths That Transform: Honest Scales and Measures The Lord detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him. -- Proverbs 11:1 It's tax time again. Perhaps no season better reve...


Stewardship – a God’s Eye View

February 4, 2016

Truths That Transform: Stewardship - a God's Eye View Last year we looked at Jacob, and how God had transformed him from a grabbing to grateful. This month, we look at the continued transformation of...


Finishing to God’s Glory

December 13, 2015

Truths That Transform: Finishing to God's glory Finishing strong is an important theme in Scripture. Among the last words that Paul wrote were these to Timothy during Paul's second imprisonment in ...


Freedom vs. Enslavement

November 2, 2015

Truths That Transform: Freedom vs. Enslavement “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot se...


The Foundation of Hope

August 19, 2015

Truths That Transform: The Foundation of Hope An old Rich Mullins song called "Pictures in the Sky" contains this line: "Down here on earth it's hard to keep in mind When the days are hazy the sun ...


Plan Now, Celebrate Later!

June 19, 2015

Truths That Transform: Plan Now, Celebrate Later! The evening had come, and everyone was excited. The coming of the bridegroom would start off a great celebration. But as time went by, the girls keep...


Grace, or Grabbing?

March 27, 2015

Truths That Transform: Grace, or Grabbing? His name meant literally, "he grabs the heel"; figuratively, "he deceives". And that's the way Jacob lived his early years. He took advantage of a weak mome...


Who You Are When No One’s Looking

January 31, 2015

Truths That Transform: Who You Are When No One's Looking Several years ago Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, wrote a book called "Who You Are When No One's Looking".  The ...


How Thanksgiving Can Protect Us From Christmas

December 11, 2014

Truths that Transform: How Thanksgiving Can Protect Us From Christmas When you think about it, Thanksgiving can protect us from Christmas. Let me explain… True, thanksgiving comes from a spirit ...


October 2014 Truths That Transform

October 9, 2014

Abram had been victorious over the kings who had defeated the king of Sodom and his allies and had taken captive Abram's nephew Lot. He had returned from this victory having recovered all the people c...


August 2014 Truths That Transform

August 3, 2014

(by Andrew Wheeler) War had never been his plan, least of all war against the very rulers whose country he had left several years previously. But on hearing of his nephew's capture at the fall of Sod...


June 2014 Transforming Truths

June 11, 2014

"But just as you excel in everything in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us see that you also excel in this grace of giving." – 2 Corinthians 8:7 Certainl...


February 2014 Transforming Truths

February 5, 2014

"Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with very much, and whoever will be dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in han...


November 2013 Transforming Truths

November 26, 2013

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September 2013 Transforming Truths

September 26, 2013

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generatio...


July 2013 Transforming Truths

July 30, 2013

“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
- Proverbs 22:6 While schools teach children how to read and write and eventually make a living, very few te...


May 2013 Transforming Truths

May 18, 2013

"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or ...