Greater Than Your Work

Greater Than Your Work

We find such a strange scene in Daniel 2. In that chapter, the most powerful man in the world at the time, King Nebuchadnezzar, had a dream that got him all worked up. He demanded that the smartest people in his kingdom tell him what he dreamed, and then the...
God’s Greater Than Your Trials

God’s Greater Than Your Trials

When I first moved to Hawaii 12 years ago, I’d never surfed. I started out learning by borrowing my buddy’s 9 foot longboard on bunny waves here at white plains. Then one day in November a guy who grew up on the North Shore asked me if I surf. At this point, I...
Work Hard This Year

Work Hard This Year

So how are your New Year’s resolutions going? Still going strong? It’s about this time that the momentum and adrenaline is running low from with you made that resolution and it becomes easier to skip a day or a meal. Easier to watch just one episode, drink just one...
Stand Firm Together

Stand Firm Together

What would you say to someone who’s suffering? You’d probably try to encourage them, right? But you’d need to know what they are suffering from. In 2 Thessalonians chapter 1, this church that Paul wrote the letter to was suffering from persecution, probably by the...
Ready For Anything

Ready For Anything

Paul wrote 2 Thessalonians to a church that was suffering. They were experiencing some kind of persecution, probably from the city officials. And the picture we get is that they’re enduring this suffering miraculously well. Even though these people had just...