Category Archives: Dependence

The Lasting Impact of Freedom

Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV) 14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to … Continue reading

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Softening Our Hearts Through God

Psalm 25 (NIV) 1 In you, Lord my God,     I put my trust. 2 I trust in you;     do not let me be put to shame,     nor let my enemies triumph over me. 3 No one who hopes in you     will ever be put to … Continue reading

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Stepping Into the Great Unknown

Back in November, I had the honor and privilege to be the keynote speaker at our Upward Football end of the year celebration.  I have been coaching Upward sports for nearly a decade now and it has had a huge … Continue reading

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This Story Has a Name

Luke 2:1-7 (NIV) 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town … Continue reading

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Looking for God Outside the Bible: The Real God vs. Our God

Do you ever find yourself not getting what you need from the Bible?  Society would say, “That’s OK, just listen for God’s voice elsewhere.”  It is true that God will speak to us through sources other than the Bible, but … Continue reading

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The Bread of Life That Satisfies Our Spiritual Hunger

John 6:22-58 (NIV) 22 The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone … Continue reading

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Accepting Conflict

2 Corinthians 4:5-10 (NIV) 5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light … Continue reading

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