As we continue to work through the contrast of life in the flesh—fulfilling your fleshly passions and desires—with life in the Spirit—abiding in Christ moment by moment—let’s take a step back to reflect on a very important point throughout this entire process.
Spiritual transformation is not external, but internal. God changes us—through faith in Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit—from the inside out. The Christian life flows from a spiritual transformation with Jesus Christ.
You can watch it in action as one basketball team makes it all the way to the NBA Finals and wins. You can see it—in amazing speed—as world championship, relay race athletes make one smooth exchange after another and cross the finish line. It can be found in the kitchen as the chef works through the fancy New Year’s Eve menu with his team to feed 2,000 people simultaneously.
It was the one statement you never want to hear at the tire shop as they finish evaluating your tires: “Mr. Sanchez, your tires are out of alignment; they need to be replaced.” Ouch! I was much younger at that time in my life and not very knowledgeable about car maintenance or warning signs. The […]
Are you a Christian? How do you know? There are many misconceptions about how a person becomes a Christian.
Imagine meeting a man named Robert at the gym. After talking about his wife and three children, Robert begins to tell you about his health goals. Robert tells you that he is currently seventy-five pounds over his ideal body weight. He works 50-60 hours every week as an emergency room nurse. Can you imagine the […]
Managing team responsibilities with modern technology is an effective way to lead others.
In ancient times there were owners and stewards. The owners had wealth and property such as animals, homes, and employees. The word steward is what we could call a modern-day manager. The steward did not own anything, but they oversaw everything for the business owner. The steward was responsible to manage the property of the […]