God’s Goal Is Your Character, Not Your Comfort

“Take on an entirely new way of life — a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you” (Ephesians 4:22-24 MSG). Many religions and New Age philosophies promote the old lie that we are divine or can become gods. Let me…

Take Off the Old, Put On the New

“Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and … put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:22b-24 NIV). If you want to have lasting change in your life, you have…

Taking Care of Your Body Is Worship

“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God — this is your true and proper worship” (Romans 12:1 NIV). For change to happen in any area of your life, whether it’s financial, vocational, educational, mental, or relational, you…

Change Requires You to Make a Choice

“Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception” (Ephesians 4:22 NLT, second edition). Change requires making choices. It’s not enough to dream of changing. It’s not enough to desire change. In order for you to change, you will need to make a decision. You…