Author: Steve

Discover the connection between the Great Commandment and the New Commandment. As we pursue loving and knowing God, we are equipped to love others as we have been loved.

Podcast 166: The New Commandment

       Discover the connection between the Great Commandment and the New Commandment. As we pursue loving and knowing God, we are equipped to love others as we have been loved.   Subscribe to the Building Faith Families podcast on iTunes.

Men need other men. Jesus sent out the disciples two by two. “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10)

Podcast 165: Iron Sharpens Iron

       “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)        Men need other men. Jesus sent out the disciples two by two. “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they…

A song by the Gaithers has this phrase: “The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows.” I would add, the more that I know Him the more that I love Him. Knowing God and loving God go hand in hand.

Podcast 164: Knowing God and Loving God

       A song by the Gaithers has this phrase: “The longer I serve Him the sweeter He grows.” I would add, the more that I know Him the more that I love Him. Knowing God and loving God go hand in hand.  …

Last week was a deeply meaningful time as the church of God focused and reflected on the death and resurrection of our Savior.

Jesus, the Annointed

     Last week was a deeply meaningful time as the church of God focused and reflected on the death and resurrection of our Savior. We attended a service on Maundy Thursday where we were reminded how He demonstrated his servant heart and how to love one…

I sensed the Spirit saying to my heart, “What do I know about God?” I knew the questions was not what do I believe about God, or what do others know, but what does Steve know? This question was a stimulus to chronicle and record what I knew personally about the Triune God.

Podcast 163: What do I Know about God?

       I sensed the Spirit saying to my heart, “What do I know about God?” I knew the questions was not what do I believe about God, or what do others know, but what does Steve know? This question was a stimulus to…

When I was a student in seminary, I attended a wonderful weekend retreat. God was present and my friends were deeply moved by the meetings and the worship. But not me. For I discovered I had a hard heart. In this episode Steve shares how God revealed his spiritual condition and provided a remedy.

Podcast 162: A Soft Heart

       When I was a student in seminary, I attended a wonderful weekend retreat. God was present and my friends were deeply moved by the meetings and the worship. But not me. For I discovered I had a hard heart. In this episode…

As I walked around our neighborhood recently, during my evening time of communing with God, I realized that no one can stop me from praying. I may have my rights to free speech and open communication infringed upon, but I can express my faith in prayer to my heart’s content. It was a liberating thought!

Freedom of SPEECH Faith

We Can’t Be Stopped      It’s no secret that our freedoms is the U.S. are under attack. On college campuses and in the public arena our ability to express our opinions are being contested. Whether in day-to-day discussions or in the world of social…

The most outstanding character trait of David, was not as a warrior, nor as a king, nor as a worshipper, it was his heart.

Podcast 161: David, a Man after God’s Heart

       The most outstanding character trait of David, was not as a warrior, nor as a king, nor as a worshipper, it was his heart.        The LORD has sought out a man after his own heart,” (1 Samuel 13:13)  …

The life of Solomon, the wisest king in the history of Israel, convicts me. In considering his life, was he a wise man or a foolish man?

Podcast 160: Solomon, Guard Your Heart

       The life of Solomon, the wisest king in the history of Israel, convicts me. In considering his life, was he a wise man or a foolish man? “For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and…

Thankfulness is not a pleasant accessory, but an essential part of followers of Jesus.

Podcast 159: Being Thankful

       Thankfulness is not a pleasant accessory, but an essential part of followers of Jesus. It is the fruit of faith, in our good, loving, sovereign Father. “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for…