I Will Persevere!

BIBLE STORY: Josiah’s cleansing of Judah. (2 Kings 22 & 23) BIBLE VERSE: “Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.” 1 Timothy 6:11b (NLT) Why does a marathoner keep running? Why do some elite athletes have careers far longer than their contemporaries? One key difference is conditioning built by

I Will Be Honest!

BIBLE STORY: Man of God from Judah. (1 Kings 13) BIBLE VERSE: “Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people.” Proverbs 11:3 (NLT) Think about a used car salesman. Now think about a mechanic. Now think about a lawyer. Are you thinking very nice things? If you are like most people, probably not. Our culture

I Will Be Faithful!

BIBLE STORY: David’s mighty men. (2 Samuel 23:8-17) BIBLE VERSE: “...pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.” 2 Timothy 2:22b (NLT) “I’ve got your back.” “I’ll cover you.” “Right behind you.” We’ve heard these words from buddycops, adventurers, and heroes on TV

I Will Be Humble!

BIBLE STORY: King Uzziah enters the Temple. (2nd Chronicles 26) BIBLE VERSE: “But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” Matthew 23:12 (NLT) Pride is unique in that it attacks us at the best times of our lives. Pride slips in when we have closed the big

I Will Choose To Repent!

BIBLE STORY: Repentance and Salvation. (Luke 23:32 - 24:49) BIBLE VERSE: “There is forgiveness of sins for all who repent.” Luke 24:47b (NLT) Being physically lost and being spiritually lost have many similarities. One of them is, that when we realize that we are lost, we need to change direction. There is one man in

I Will Have Integrity!

BIBLE STORY: The fiery furnace. (Daniel 3) BIBLE VERSE: “Even children are known by the way they act, whether their conduct is pure, and whether it is right.” Proverbs 20:11 (NLT) It can happen to a vital part of your car’s engine. It can happen to a dish in the microwave. It can happen to

I Will Be Prayerful!

BIBLE STORY: Hannah and Samuel. (1 Samuel 1) BIBLE VERSE: “The Lord has heard my plea; the Lord will answer my prayer.” Psalm 6:9 (NLT) Sometimes it seems that gardens, and even yards, just attract rocks. If you have ever kept a garden or done any landscaping, you know that from time to time you

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