The following was inspired by a story about Hernan Cortes told by Andy Andrews (from the “In the Loop” Podcast).
In 1519, Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes and his band of soldiers faced an impossible task; plunder the Mayans. For 600 years, no one could defeat them. Armies with more resources than Cortes tried and failed.
Continue reading Burn the Boats
“For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on.” (Matt. 6:25a). Jesus says worry is sinful, but what about concern? Continue reading Worry vs. Concern
Jesus said, “Beware of practicing your righteousness before men to be noticed by them; otherwise you have no reward with your Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:1). In the movie “The Prestige,” Robert Angier performed the greatest magic trick the world had ever seen — but it drove him mad. Continue reading Live Under the Stage
“For the LORD your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.” (Deut. 4:24). Wait — what? Isn’t jealousy a sin? In Galatians 5:20, it’s listed as a work of the flesh! 1 Corinthians 13:4 says, “love is not jealous.” But if 1 John 4:8 says, “God is love,” and love is not jealous, how can God be jealous? Continue reading How can God be Jealous?
When our brethren, friends, or family members are suffering, do they find real comfort from us? When we’re suffering, do we find real comfort from them? When Job needed comfort, his friends felt compelled to explain why he was suffering. Job said, “I have heard many such things; sorry comforters are you all.” (Job 16:2). Continue reading Real Comfort
Welcome to Life with the Living Word! The Bible is unlike any other book. Since all Scripture is “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16), it’s alive! God promised, “My Word will not return to Me empty without accomplishing what I desire.” (Isaiah 55:11).
To the spiritually dead, God said “O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. I will cause breath to enter you that you may come to life!” (Ezekiel 37:4-5). It’s “living and active” (Hebrews 4:12) and it “performs its work” in our hearts (1 Thessalonians 2:12).
This ancient book isn’t just about ancient people; it’s about you and me. It has power to change our lives today!
What would your life look like if every aspect was permeated by the Word of God? What work could God perform in your heart? What purpose could He accomplish in your life? We’ve created this blog to help you find out.
We want to help you experience life with the living Word. We want to show you how the Bible enriches every aspect of life; your jobs, marriages, relationships with friends and family, businesses, churches, money, feelings, thoughts, and souls. There is no more fulfilling life than life with the Living Word, and we can’t wait to take this journey with you!