Seeing Yourself the Way God Sees You

Seeing Yourself the Way God Sees You

My wife has a small mirror she keeps in our master bathroom. It has two sides – one that shows you reality and another that zooms in really close. I don’t like that second side at all. It highlights every flaw and magnifies it! But if there’s a flaw I want to...
When to Take Burn-the-Ships, No-Turning-Back, Massive Action

When to Take Burn-the-Ships, No-Turning-Back, Massive Action

Some decisions are so radical that there is simply no going back. They’re life-changing, and sometimes world-changing. The problem is, only a relatively few people will ever experience them. Out of twelve spies who scouted out the promised land, only two would...
Living with a Bias Toward Action

Living with a Bias Toward Action

Passivity is epidemic among us. Especially among men. And it’s killing us. At the beginning of 2018, I told our church staff I was committing to living throughout this year with a “bias toward action.” I don’t know where I first heard that...
Why You Should Preach to Motivate People to Change

Why You Should Preach to Motivate People to Change

If you’re a pastor, you’re a motivator. In fact, motivational preaching is one of the most powerful and persuasive tools for change our culture knows. W. A. Criswell, one of my own preaching heroes, defined preaching as “seeking to move a man’s...

Do Something that Matters

One of my favorite movie lines was uttered by Ben Affleck in Pearl Harbor. His character, Capt. Rafe McCawley, travels to London before Hawaii was attaked so that he could fly with the British Royal Air Force. When he lands, his new commanding officer asks, “Why...

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