Spiritual Growth

The Greatest Death
Bible Study, Faith, Featured, Spiritual Growth

The Greatest Death

Christ suffered for our sins once for all time. He never sinned, but he died for sinners to bring you safely home to God. He suffered physical death, but he was raised to life in the Spirit. 1 Peter 3:18 NLT Sometimes, death can be the greatest thing that could possibly happen. Death isn’t a subject…

Scars: Become a Part of the Good News
Faith, Spiritual Growth

Scars: Become a Part of the Good News

Today, I want to talk about scars. A scar, simply, is a place where there has been an open wound, but now it is closed and healed. Some are from accidents, some are from surgeries, some are even self-inflicted. But they’re not only limited to our flesh. Many of the scars we have are emotional,…

Christians and Lazy, Lame Excuses
Faith, Spiritual Growth

Christians and Lazy, Lame Excuses

A friend of mine said, “I know that we’re supposed to go to church because when coals get separated, they grow cold alone. But when I take my little fire to church someone always throws cold water on it.” He stopped attending because every time he went he would return home more discouraged and lonely…

Wheat, Tares, and Judgment
Faith, Featured, Spiritual Growth

Wheat, Tares, and Judgment

The Parable of the Weeds: Matthew 13:24–30 This parable of the wheat and the tares is one more place where Jesus clearly asserts that there will be a judgment when good and the evil will be finally separated. Until then, good and evil will dwell together. There are many things that could be said about…

Developing Morally Mature Marines
Leadership Development, Spiritual Growth

Developing Morally Mature Marines

I had the opportunity to address the Training Squadron (MATSS-1) during their “Back in the Saddle” briefings. It’s the standard briefings Marines get after a holiday stand-down when things are gearing back up for normal operation. You know, they’re about to get “back in the saddle” (this isn’t rocket-science, folks). The Staff NCOs gave me…

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