The Habit of Faith
November 1st, 2021
I have a friend over there in those United States who really annoys me. When I ask him, ‘How are you doing?’, he responds with, ‘I’m blessed!’. It’s frustrating because when I ask how he’s doing, I re...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Habit of Fellowship
October 25th, 2021
Many years ago when living in Ukraine I decided to get ‘back in shape’. Motivated by memories of my high-school age American football body, I was prompted to go to the gym. Throwing caution and good s...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Habit of Prayer
October 18th, 2021
In the 80’s, the rapper M.C. Hammer sang 'You got to pray just to make it today'. The habit of prayer is about more than surviving a day, its about building a rich life in and with God.There is a sens...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Habit of God's Word
October 11th, 2021
As I think back and reflect on my childhood, I’m deeply grateful to my parents who instilled in me some core life habits that have remained with me to this day. One of those is eating food. I don’t ev...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Habit of Gathered Worship
October 3rd, 2021
When I was nine years old my family moved to a new town. We were Christians, and so we began that strange process of looking for a new local church that would become our spiritual home and be our spir...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
God's Good News
September 19th, 2021
As a young man I stumbled into a fascinating opportunity. On a short-term mission trip to eastern Europe, after a series of fortunate events, I found myself standing in front of a classroom full of st...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
All Good Things ...
September 19th, 2021
All good things must come to an end. Well, that’s not completely true. God himself is the greatest good, and he is eternal. But in this life, the good things, and the bad things – are temporary.One of...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Eyes on the Prize
July 24th, 2021
A jarring scene in one of my favourite films (Chariots of Fire) occurs when Harold Abrams, the famed British athlete, lost his first race ever. In fairness, he was competing against one of the top fou...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Rubbish, Righteousness, and Reward
July 24th, 2021
Some portions of scripture are memorable because they powerfully condense into a few key phrases the core message of the Bible; Philippians 1.2-11 is one of these texts. Please read the scripture here...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
The Significance of a Gospel-Focused Life
July 10th, 2021
One of the deepest human longings is to feel significant. Deep inside we all want to feel important, to feel needed, to feel like our lives matter. Everyone wants to feel like they are special.But we ...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Working Out Salvation
July 3rd, 2021
If we're already saved because of what God has done through Christ, why does Paul tell the Philippians to work out there salvation? What does that mean?...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
Be Like Christ
June 26th, 2021
Paul wants the Philippians to be a winning church. That means they all need to show with a proactive posture to serve others and make them great. Paul points to Christ as the ultimate example of what ...  Read More
by Tom Jackson
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