Dave’s Monday Blast – July 10, 2017

What do you do with a disobedient God? When I read the title….I just had to read the article by Pastor Albert Tate. What’s the first commandment? “Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:3). You could make the case that there is really one sin beneath all other sin: Idolatry. It’s when […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – July 3, 2017

Happy 4th of July. God Bless America! Last week we began chatting about Jesus’ very INTENTIONAL model of leadership…the best leaders are first and foremost servants. These familiar passages (Matthew 20:26-27 and John 13:14-15) remind us that Jesus lived what He taught. There are four important truths for us to consider as we attempt to understand the essence of service as Christ modeled […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – June 26, 2017

Jesus was/is a Master Teacher. Throughout his ministry he INTENTIONALLY modeled Biblical living. Without question Jesus was the greatest leader that ever lived; however, his leadership style was unorthodox to say the least. Above all, he showed us that the essence of leadership is service (Matthew 20:26-27; Philippians 2:7, John 12:26, John 13:14-15). Charles Stanley says, “When in the power of the Holy […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – June 19, 2017

In the New Testament, Christians are called by many different names—brothers, sisters, believers, ambassadors, disciples, children, or saints. Generally we have no objections to being called by these titles, but there’s another one that may not seem quite as appealing—servant. To make matters worse, the Greek word that is often translated as servant or bond […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – June 12, 2017

2 Timothy is the Apostle Paul’s last letter. It is a bit like a “Last Will and Testament”. It is a very personal letter to his protégé Timothy. He writes while in prison, and at the end of his life. His personal circumstances are dire. In the flesh, the future looks bleak, not only for […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – June 5, 2017

I was reading this article the other day by Pastor Andrew McCourt on the book of 2 Timothy. It is an incredible book written by the Apostle Paul to his protégé Timothy 2,000 years ago, and packed with relevant truth for today. Three quick things to know about 2 Timothy: This is Paul’s last letter […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – May 29, 2017

Today is Memorial Day. I suspect most of us have experienced some loss specific to this day of remembrance. My thanks to all who have provided the ultimate sacrifice. I appreciate you bearing with me as we have spent a month unpacking the 10 Disciplines of a Godly Man. Using 1 Timothy 4:7-8 as our […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – May 22, 2017

Over the last three weeks we have been unpacking a terrific study by R. Kent Hughes entitled the 10 Disciplines of a Godly Man. I love this study! It is an INTENTIONAL effort to help Men of God embrace the urgency of Paul’s admonition to his protégé Timothy, as found in 1 Timothy 4:7-8. Paul reminds Timothy that “while bodily training […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – May 15, 2017

Over the last two weeks we have been unpacking a study by R. Kent Hughes entitled the 10 Disciplines of a Godly Man. Hughes reminds us that men will never get anywhere in life without discipline, and doubly so in spiritual matters. Men of Intention MUST BE committed to “training themselves for godliness” (1 Timothy 4:7-8). This takes a great […]

Dave’s Monday Blast – May 8, 2017

Last week we began to unpack an article by R. Kent Hughes entitled the 10 Disciplines of a Godly Man. The spring board is an admonition from the Apostle Paul to his protégé, Timothy, as recorded for us in 1 Timothy 4:7-8; “Train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in […]