Mark 10:17-22 is a true story about a guy who had everything. He is known today as "the rich young ruler." He was respected. Important. And he liked it that way. Then he encountered Jesus and realized that maybe he didn't have everything after all. Apparently, he had heard Jesus speaking about eternal life, which … Continue reading 5 Things I Can Do to Break Free from an Idol
This is message #2 in our end of the year sermon series, The Next Steps.
This is message #1 in our end of the year sermon series, The Next Steps. The big idea is that material generosity is a primary catalyst for spiritual growth. So, get ready to give and grow!
In January of 2010, Grant Desme shocked the baseball world by announcing his retirement from the game. Only 23 at the time, the second-round draft choice for the Oakland A's, was on the verge of playing in the Major Leagues. But Desme left behind a sizable baseball contract to embrace a life of simplicity in … Continue reading The Freedom of Loosing Our Idols
We are all devoted to something. And that something is what we believe will bring us the most joy—the greatest personal dividend. The problem is that we tend to be devoted to the wrong things. Alexis de Tocqueville, the French political philosopher, traveled through America in the early 1830s and wrote a book called Democracy in … Continue reading The Incomplete Joys of the World