Crowd Control

“You must not follow the crowd in doing wrong…” – Exodus 23:2. It is basically a rite of passage. At one time or another, one or both of your parents, will admonish you to not just “follow the crowd.”  It made sense, who doesn’t want to be blazing their own path rather than following the path…

Stand Alone

“About noontime Elijah began mocking them. “You’ll have to shout louder,” he scoffed, “for surely he is a god! Perhaps he is daydreaming, or is relieving himself. Or maybe he is away on a trip, or is asleep and needs to be wakened!” – 1 Kings 18:27. It often takes real character to be the…

The Foundation Of Character

“Few things are more infectious than a godly lifestyle. The people you rub shoulders with everyday need that kind of challenge. Not prudish. Not preachy. Just cracker jack clean living. Just honest to goodness, bone – deep, non-hypocritical integrity.” – Chuck Swindoll There are a lot of ways to look at integrity, but perhaps the…

I Will Not Conform

“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” – Romans 12:2. Romans 12:2 is one of the best known verses in the…