Author Archives: Matt Dabbs

Unity & Division: Two Sides of the Same Coin

The apostle Paul gives us instruction on the true meaning of unity and what it takes to maintain it in Ephesians 4. First, he says unity is created by God and maintained by God’s people (4:3). God creates unity through the work of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. We maintain the unity God created. TheContinue Reading

Heaven Will Never Be the Same…A Key Question To Ask Yourself

After chasing my dream to become a clinical psychologist I knew I was on the wrong path. There was one question in the burnout that burned in my heart…that caused me to give up on my dream. “What can you do with your life that will change eternity?” Write books. Publish papers. Work at aContinue Reading

What Is It God Really Wants?

This has become a very important question for me and I want to share a few reasons why that you may find helpful. I don’t really think I can get inside the mind of God and come up with His answer for every conceivable question. The benefit of asking this question is not to getContinue Reading

Our View & Practice of Forgiveness is Symptomatic of our Underlying View of God

Forgiveness is so near God’s heart, that I am coming to believe more and more that our view and practice of forgiveness is symptomatic of our underlying view of God. If you know God intimately (that God’s inclination is to lean toward love and mercy) you will be a person of forgiveness. If your viewContinue Reading

What is the Goal of the Human Life? The Answer May Surprise You

One might think the goal of the human life is to die and go to heaven. To go and get our eternal reward! The goal of the human life is not to die and go to heaven. The goal of the human life is to be like Jesus. One cannot be like Jesus without theContinue Reading

2 Timothy 2:2 and Evaluating Successful Discipleship

Jesus was the best disciple-maker who ever lived. Paul has to be right behind him. One of Paul’s main disciples was Timothy. Paul believed he was showing people, by his example, how to follow Jesus (1 Cor 11:1). 2 Timothy 2:2 is a key verse in knowing if our efforts are bearing fruit, reproduced fruit.Continue Reading

Blind spots

We need people we are close to who can help us see our blind spots. By blind spots, I mean parts of our personality or character that are lacking we are not readily aware of. Others know but we don’t. We all have them. Becoming aware of them can be disorienting and disappointing. We mayContinue Reading

The Biggest Battle of the Christian Life Is…

What is the biggest battle of the Christian life? Is it a search for meaning? The battle between conflicting possibilities? Is it a battle for relevance? That we make our mark vs being complacent and not getting off the couch…motivation? The biggest battle isn’t psychological. It isn’t about self-actualization. The biggest battle of the ChristianContinue Reading

Parenting Kids and the Invisible Line Between Helping and Hurting

Bringing up kids is no easy task. They need to know you are in their corner but what it means to be in their corner may not always fit their preference. We are encouragers. We are educators. We are protectors. We are providers. We spur them on without running them off. What a hard balance!Continue Reading

Where Does Worry Come From?

Jesus told us not to worry in Matthew 6:25-34. He said the reason for that is that if God looks out for the little things, will He not also look out for you? Can worry and faith happen at the same time? I think they can. Read the psalms and you find, at the sameContinue Reading

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