Lance Brown

The Loss of Meaning: Becoming Like What We Worship – pt. 2


The loss of meaning is palpable in our culture and in people. Whatever we place our highest hopes on to make life meaningful, other than God, will eventually disappoint us, and if we persist in pinning our hopes on someone and something that is not God, we can get to a place where we are despondent,…

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The Loss of Meaning: Becoming Like What We Worship


Idolatry fuels a loss of meaning. We become virtually “lifeless.” It can be felt as despondency or “there is no wind in my sails.” If we worship idols, we will become like the idols, and that likeness will drain and ruin us.  You will become as lifeless as the idols you worship. That is the…

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The Loss of Meaning: The Problem of Idolatry-pt.2


When your day goes quiet, when something doesn’t go your way, when something you poured yourself into goes belly up, you will find the loss of meaning haunting. Without even being aware, we are all serving one or more idols at any given moment. Those idols serve a purpose, whether we are aware of their function…

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Words of life…


Words are some of our most powerful tools…for good and for evil.  Scripture says so much about our speech.  “Death and life are in the power of the tongue…” [Prov 18:21] ” If anyone things he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.” [James 1:26]…

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The Loss of Meaning: The Problem of Idolatry


We live in a time where we are experiencing a cultural mudslide. The era of post-modernism and the removal of God as the foundation for what is right and wrong, has significantly undermined the very meaning of our lives.  People will try all kinds of things to find meaning, but it is a fruitless endeavor without…

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Purpose Driven Life: What Did We Learn?


This week we’ll wrap up 40 Days of Purpose. We learned that “It’s not about us…” but what is it about.  What do we need to do?  What do I want to remember?

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