• April 17, 2023By JB Shreve

    Psalm 3 tells the story of real spiritual warfare. It is a fight for the truth against the lies the enemy sends against us.  The enemy has one objective – to make us believe the lie. He does not care which lie but only that we give our faith and trust to the lie rather

  • April 7, 2023By JB Shreve

    This post, Two Roads Diverged, is a continuation of our look at Psalm 1 that this blog series began on Monday. One of the most famous poems in American literature is The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one

  • April 6, 2023By JB Shreve

    Never in the history of humanity has so much consumption and desire been so easily accessible at the push of a button. It is a marvel of our generation, and in that marvel are the presumptions of instant gratification that we often and wrongfully believe are normal and permissible before God. It’s not. Throughout the

  • April 5, 2023By JB Shreve

    This post, The Orientation of Our Life, is a continuation of our look at Psalm 1 that this blog series began on Monday. Once we have turned off the wrong voices, we must go to the next step and install the correct voice – the Word of God. The Word of God was designed to

  • April 3, 2023By JB Shreve

    We live in a culture saturated with voices that claim to promote our individual happiness. This focus is so prevalent that we barely notice when we hear it spoken. The emphasis on personal happiness is like the invisible oxygen that keeps our society moving forward. It is in the moral lessons of our sitcoms, the

  • October 24, 2022By JB Shreve

    There is an interesting verse in Ephesians 3:19 whose mere verbiage invites us to inquire more about what it means. It is part of one of the long run-on sentences that Paul liked to use in his writings, so I will cite the whole verse so we can see what we are looking at here.

  • October 17, 2022By JB Shreve

    Religion puts the blessings and promises of God far away. There is always something more we have to do, something we must not do, some time that must pass; something always stands between us and the promises of God. That is not what the Bible teaches. It is not the truth Scripture says we get

  • October 10, 2022By JB Shreve

    If you have done any amount of Bible study or training, you probably came across the term “the centrality of Christ.” This is a dominant theme in the book of Ephesians, but unfortunately, it is often stripped of its significance when we convert Christ into a mere intellectual concept or historical figure. While neither of

  • October 3, 2022By JB Shreve

    What is the plan of God for my life? How can I mess it up? What is included within that plan? Do difficulties suggest I have missed the plan of God for my life? This podcast devotional kicks off a new series where we are looking at the book of Ephesians throughout the months of

  • June 17, 2022By JB Shreve

    This week I released a series of podcast episodes called A Record of Manhood. My friend Mike and I are asking some good men from different backgrounds what made them a man. How did they know they were a man? What did it take to reach manhood? These are basic questions that our society does