“Night at the Museum”

A youth devotional using “Night at the Museum” A few weeks ago, at a youth lock-in, I shared the following devotion with the youth based on the movie, Night at the Museum. What makes you happy? What do you enjoy doing? When was the last time you did something that really made you happy? There … Read more

Reading the Scriptures

The importance of daily Bible reading. There’s a lot of emphasis on reading Scripture. While there’s not a command in the Bible that says, “Thou shalt read the Bible everyday!” I recently came across a couple portions of Scripture that address the importance of reading the Scriptures consistently. In Deuteronomy 17, Moses is preparing the … Read more

Spiritual Fitness

The journey demands that followers of Jesus stay in shape! In my daily Bible reading yesterday, I finished Deuteronomy. Near the end of the book, at the end of Moses’ life and leadership of the Israelite’s, Moses wrote a song and taught it to the people he was leaving behind. Part of that lengthy song … Read more


Sometimes the “insiders” don’t get it, but the “outsiders” do! When you read Scripture pay attention to how often the “insiders” (i.e. God’s people) don’t get it and how often the “outsiders” do. It reminds me of what Jesus said: “Healthy people don’t need a doctor—sick people do” (Matthew 9.12). Here are a few examples … Read more

Unity AND Diversity

Several months ago, I did a message on unity. My point was, oneness is God’s dream for us. Jesus certainly prayed for unity, praying that we would be one with God and with one another (John 17). But does oneness mean sameness? I don’t think so. I believe God values both unity and diversity. The … Read more

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