Outer Activity vs. Inner Activity

As believers, each of us has been given a unique calling by God. Ephesians 2:10 tells us that “We are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Oftentimes, we get so focused on these external works that we neglect a very important part of God’s calling on our …

Love Isn’t Like

We often think that God’s method of loving is equivalent to the way that we love—the way the world loves. If we take a hard look at Scripture, however, we find that this isn’t the case. How does the world love? We’ve been conditioned to love based on the sum total of how much we like someone else. So, if …

Peeling the Onion

If you’ve ever peeled an onion, you know that it takes time and effort to reach the seed in the center. Though an onion begins with a seed, as it grows, layers upon layers conceal that seed. Onions are messy, and they fill your home with a stinging smell that can make your eyes water. Peeling them isn’t an easy …

The Anatomy of a Home

This season, at The Worship Center, we’ve been studying four fundamental aspects of our walk with God: faith, family, fitness, and finances. As we look at the makeup of a thriving, God-honoring family, we thought it fitting to invite our congregation inside our family’s home. Visiting each room, we explored the purposes of a healthy family—purposes God ordained back in …

In Between Seasons

What’s the greatest destroyer of leadership? What can undermine your potential faster than anything else? What’s the number one cause of failed leaders—on personal, organizational, and even national scales? What’s the Achilles heel that disarms leaders, and makes them more vulnerable than anything else? It’s not money. It’s not admiration. It’s not business. It’s not logistics. It’s not numbers. The …

Willpower vs. God’s Power

Have you ever set a resolution or personal goal, only to find yourself quickly falling short of the transformation you desired? Maybe, as we approach the end of the year, you’re reflecting on the achievements you set out to reach in January. It can be discouraging to realize we’re not as far along as we would have liked; however, it …

Fitness as a Spiritual Discipline

What do you think of when you hear the phrase, “spiritual discipline?” Things like prayer, corporate worship, Bible reading, and other similar activities probably come to mind. It’s easy to group these things together, and think they comprise the whole of spiritual discipline. However, the Bible paints a different picture. 1 Corinthians 10:31 says, “So, whether you eat or drink, …