It's possible to be taught without learning, and to learn without teaching, but should we do either of those things?
Category: Sermon Study Guides
Lessons written to accompany a sermon (taught by someone else), usually meant to provide devotional follow-up thoughts throughout the week.
Who Are We Trying to Impress?
Do those who we are trying to impress love us, or even care about us? There is someone who does both!
Do you still hear or feel condemnation after accepting the salvation of Jesus Christ? You're not alone, and there is hope.
Modifying vs. Replacing
Have we been trying to keep something running for so long that we forget to consider that maybe we just need a new one?
Stopping vs. Pausing
If we can't stop our busy lifestyle, could we at least pause for a few minutes to do something better?
Why It’s OK to Take a Break for God
We may want to have quiet time with God, but what gives us the right to actually slow down long enough to do so?
Sharing and Listening
Have you ever been in a one-sided conversation?
Fluff vs. Foundation
If we want to accomplish great things with others, we may not be able to get there by remaining at a surface level in our relationships.
What might it look like if we looked forward to hearing from God as much as we look forward to hearing back from friends?
Being in Community Without Living on a Commune
The idea of twelve men quitting their day jobs and following Jesus seems out of place today. How do we invest in others, in the very different world that we live in centuries later?
The Noise in the Silence
Even when our environment is relatively quiet, there can still be a lot going on in our hearts and minds. How can we fill the space inside with good things, and drive out the chaos?
If you find that other thoughts compete with your time with God, how can they be captured for later, so that you can focus on Him?
Getting Our Attention
God has the means to get your attention without your consent, but it's much easier to choose to listen to Him.
But everything in my schedule is really important!
Here are a couple of possible techniques to help us trim events from our schedule - no matter how full it may seem.
Learning to Pray
Praying may seem challenging at first, but given time and practice - and maybe a little help - we can make it as natural as other skills that we don't even think about anymore.
Peace and Quiet
The first step to having peace is not necessarily to find "quiet".
Growing One Step at a Time
Trying to reach God's ideal overnight can be so overwhelming that we don't even start. With God's help, can we start by doing just a little better this week?
When I think about listening to God, one of the things I sometimes fear is that He might call me to do something.
Remember the Sabbath
What does "remembering the Sabbath" look like for Christians, today?
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Although the old hymn, "Sweet Hour of Prayer", probably wasn't talking about a literal hour, we can still give God some of our undivided attention in prayer.