Thomas was looking for a place. Philip was looking for proof, and Judas (not Judas Iscariot) was confused. Jesus, with great patience and compassion, responds to clarify for the disciples three concepts that hold great value for our Christian journey today: know, believe, and love.
“You are clean,” Jesus pronounced. Remember Jesus knew what was coming: He knew Peter would deny him not once, not twice, but three times before sunrise. Why? Because Peter needed to know he was clean.
Do you ever have days where you just feel empty inside? It’s that unsettled feeling that makes us grumpy, irritable, moody, critical, and sometimes worse. Nothing is enough. If you are like me, you find yourself roving for something to fill you...
When life gets hard, remember this: You belong to Christ and your heart is most at home in the perfect divine love of the Trinity, where you are accepted, embraced, safe, and enjoyed.
God designed the church to shine the light of Christ and God designed the home as the primary influence to nurture the faith of the next generation. Great on their own; exponentially greater when partnered intentionally and strategically.
His presence isn’t dependent on our performance. His presence isn’t given upon our successes or withdrawn after our failures.
A few years ago, God grabbed my attention as I was rushing from place-to-place to get my kids where they needed to be.
As part of my ministry at Bent Tree, I routinely get to talk with people in need of some emotional and spiritual guidance as they face hard times in life. Choosing to engage in counseling is a positive step to take. Over the years, I've been able to compile some tips on how to go about selecting...
Most of you are familiar with improvisational comedy where actors solicit a suggestion from the audience and create a scene on the spot. But have you ever considered how improv and our walk as Christians are connected?
What do you do when you realize you are the dad and husband you never wanted to be? That was exactly where I realized I was five years into my marriage, with two little girls looking up to me as their Daddy. I was removed, distant, cold, and short-tempered... I never thought that would be me...