When Others Fail You (2 Tim. 4:16-17)

“The Secret of Joy” (2 Cor. 8:1-4)

A major source of such forgiveness and grace is your deep realization of how much and how often you’ve been the recipient of God’s forgiveness and grace: “Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you” (Eph. 4:32).

Learning to Lose

23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.   Acts 14:23 (NIV) The goal in sports is to win.  But one of the most important lessons you learn as an athlete is how to lose.  Because, […]

WWBBD (What would Bear Bryant do?)

One of my favorite football stories is about famed Crimson Tide coach Bear Bryant.  He was sending out young coaches to recruit for Alabama.  “You know the guy who gets knocked down and then gets back up?” he asked.  “Sure coach – that’s the guy we want, right?”  “No,” Bryant says, “we don’t want him.” […]

Being the Church of Second Chances

“From Paphos, Paul and his companions sailed to Perga in Pamphylia, where John left them to return to Jerusalem.“ (Acts 13:13, NIV) Like any good historian, Luke gives us the facts.  John left Paul and Barnabas’ team to return to Jerusalem.  But Luke’s also a great story-teller…and this is a great story!  John was mentioned […]