DEALING WITH DISINTEREST - Fighting Failure, Part 3

"Why try?  You're never gonna succeed?  You might as well give up and stop fighting."  

Recognize that voice?  That's the voice that we hear during the second round of our fight with failure as we encounter the enemy of DISINTEREST (or apathy).  That's when we've failed so many times and we don't think we'll ever succeed.  So instead of fighting what we perceive as a losing battle, we throw in the towel and say "it's not that bad...I don't need to fight...I could try if I wanted but I don't really care..."

Dealing with that disinterest was the topic of Round 3 in the Fighting Failure series.  In the message, we look at King David - a giant slayer and a man after God's heart - who messed up in a royal manner (pun intended).  But once again, we see that it isn't David's failure that defines him - but rather it's his response to failure instead.

THE PATH TO PERFECTION - God's Ethics Part 5

“Therefore you shall be PERFECT, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.”  
Matthew 5:48

Perfect?  YEAH RIGHT!  Are you kidding me?  Is that even possible?  That's the question that we discussed yesterday in the Week 5 series finale of God's Ethics: Realigning Your Moral Compass.

The key is in understanding what the word "perfect" really means.  If you define it as "sinless" or "without any blemish", then you're going to feel frustrated and discouraged.  But is that how Jesus meant it?

I say NO!  And I invite you to check out the message above to see for yourself.  You'll discover that perfection isn't at all what you think it is and that actually, it's a lot more within your reach than you realize.

Repentant Prayer - Extreme Makeover PRAYER Edition, Part 4

Week 4 of the Extreme Makeover: PRAYER Edition series and this week we moved into one of the most essential rooms in the house of prayer...THE WASHROOM! What's the washroom of prayer?  It's REPENTANT PRAYER and we all need it.  Why?  It isn't so much about the sins we do as it is about the state we're in.  Or in other words, we are not sinners because we do sinful things; we do sinful things because we are sinners.

Take a listen and see for yourself.  And if anything stands out to you and you think it's worth sharing, be sure to use the hashtag #PrayerMakeover when you share it.