Author: Landon Coleman

Growing in the Spiritual Disciplines

How do I engage in spiritual disciplines? Inconsistently. That single word describes two sides to my practice of spiritual disciples. On the one hand, I use the word inconsistently to describe my struggle with spiritual disciplines. Over the last twenty years, I have regularly spent time in Bible reading and prayer. However, I’ve consistently missed days. Despite my good intentions, I’ve never been able to have a “quiet time” every single day for an extended period without missing a day. Here are a few examples of my “inconsistency.” I have four young kids. Kids require tremendous time and energy....

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A Call to Persevere in Prayer

1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. 3 This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave himself as...

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Don’t Waste Your Summer

May has arrived! That means summer is right around the corner. In a few weeks, school will dismiss, and the craziness of summer will be upon us. There will be weekend getaways, family vacations, sports tournaments, summer camps, and plenty of afternoons at the pool. In the midst of all that craziness, it can be easy to neglect your relationship with Jesus. Too many people end up taking a “time out” from spiritual things during the summer. Many say they’ll reconnect when Fall rolls around, and things aren’t so busy. Unfortunately, those who do reconnect have thrown away three...

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Seven Reasons You Should Go to Church the Week After Easter (and the Week After That)

7 Reasons You Should Go to Church the Week After Easter (and the Week After That) I hope you went to church on Easter Sunday. I also hope you go to church the week after Easter. To be honest, I hope you go the week after that, too. Here are seven reasons you should go to church the week after Easter, and the week after that: God hates empty religious routine. Malachi is the last book of the Old Testament. True, there was no church in Malachi’s day. However, if Malachi was clear about any issue, it was this issue. God...

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Three Ways to Prepare for Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday is coming, and families all across the United States are busy making preparations. Many will purchase new church clothes, spend time with family, eat a big meal after church, take family pictures, and hunt Easter eggs. All of these activities require preparation. You’ve got to shop for new clothes, coordinate calendars, plan the big meal, and purchase plastic eggs. If you’re really on top of your game, you might even squeeze in a creepy picture with your kids and a grown man in a rabbit costume. In the midst of all this preparation, I hope you don’t forget to plan...

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