Walls Fall Down Crumbling church walls would’ve been the best thing for American Christianity, but short of that, COVID-19’s pandemic accomplished a similar virtual effect. Instead of building empires, the closure of physical structures forced observants out of their cozy seats and pre-service latte grande coffee lines. Herded out of climate-controlled arenas, congregants, and their rock-star status event-driven pastors, were shoved out into the public square where sinners se
Jesus Did It Too… Walking through a season of uncertainty? We all move through these cycles of obscurity. They are God’s way of preparing us for His gift. Jesus spent thirty years learning to be a carpenter and moving into his ordained calling wouldn’t happen without this transformational opportunity for furthering his reliance on his Father. “At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the
I’m back! I took the summer off while the kids were home, and committed to taking a break from The Bro Code until they begrudgingly returned to classes. Well, today, we hugged them goodbye and said, “Hurry up, or you’ll miss your ride.” I’m Not Angry I love God. I’m so crazy about the Big Guy that in addition to reading His love letter (the Bible), I entered seminary because I want to know even more about Him. The challenge is that the more I get to know God, the less I see o
You win a sing-along contest. The moment comes and you’re ready. Nervous, but excited, you’re on stage when prompted. You sing one lyric. Everyone turns against you. What the heck? N-Word, A No-No Actually, this has little to do with race or lyrics or even the performer who I have no idea their name. Instead, let’s discuss the value of standing on solid ground. But to give you some context, a woman won a contest in Alabama, and was invited to join her favorite rapper on stage
Dry Creeks In Your Life Have you found yourself in a season where what was once good, has dried up,and you look around asking God what happened? Maybe it’s time to get up and move on like Elijah did. There is a new season waiting to bless you and for you to bless others through your willingness to follow God’s direction. Much Love & Respect,a
Scott 2 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: 3 “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 Yo
God placed two words on my heart for this year. Purposeful and Intentional. These words were meant to bless me by sharing them with you. We naturally respond to situations through emotion and action. Often times, the outcomes aren’t what we expected or wanted. Yet, we find ourselves unable to apologize, afraid of the consequences or just ashamed of what we’ve done. Allowing a single breath to pause before we react, is part of living with intention. Taking the split
ANXIETY?? QUICK WORD ABOUT STRESS RELIEF:
There is a direct correlation between humility and stress relief. Only when we humbly surrender every circumstance of life to His care is anxiety alleviated. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
-1 Peter 5:6-7 Walk well,
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Your Sin Hurts Others
What did Bathsheba’s husband do to deserve being set up and murdered? Nothing. But King David’s sexual sin caused innocent blood to spill. Who are we hurting when we sin? When Uriah’s wife heard that her husband was dead, she mourned for him. After the time of mourning was over, David had her brought to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing David had done displeased the Lord.
~ 2 Samuel 11:27-28 Live With Purpose and Inte
This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.
~ Deuteronomy 30:19 Live Purposefully Intentional,
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Don’t Miss Your Future By Looking Back God has a blessing for us, but we waste more effort looking back than we do pressing forward. Eyes on the prize!! But Lot’s wife looked back as she was following along behind him and became a pillar of salt. ~ Genesis 19:26 Live with Purpose & Intention, Scott #ReligionandSpirituality #Men #ScottSilverii #HolySpirit #Christ #Bible #God #Jesus
Do This Before Asking God To Change Others… Do you pray for God to change other people? Think about this for a second.
1-Are your prayers Spirit centered, and not self-centered?
2-Are you spiritually ready to accept the blessing of an answered prayer”
3-Before you ask God to change someone else, pray that He changes you first so others may see the Christ in you. First become the vessel God needs you to be to receive His blessing. Much Love & Respect, Scott #ReligionandSpir
Lion Taming What lions are lurking to rip you to shreds. Are your lions named for past pains, Regret and Guilt? Do you feel like Daniel in the lion’s den? If so, there is no fear of the beasts. God will protect you and bless you even in your darkest times. Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”1 Peter 5:8 #Men #ScottSilverii #manhood #LionsDen #HolySpirit #Christ #Bible #God #Jesus #Devoti
God’s Words For Your New Year: Purposeful and Intentional 2018 was full of blessings and lessons. We’re excited to see what these next 365 days have in store. One thing I know for certain is that God is in control. Leah & I press into this reality daily, and while it takes a constant pursuit, the tangible results are a real, loving relationship with Him. For me, that relationship serves as a mirror for how I am to love and serve my wife. Marriage is God’s covenant creation af
Approaching The New Year Happily This week’s reading in Hebrews has been all about faith. We watch so many friends struggle with the courage to face another year. When in reality, it’s just another day on the calendar. The frenzy to make resolutions is more about traditions than realistic expectation to uphold the silent pledge just before the stroke of midnight. The word God placed on my heart this week has been “faith.” The book of Hebrews gives so many examples of faithful
Building A Better Man Men have been under the gun since…well, the very beginning. So what are our options? The only true option is to move forward toward building a better man. But throughout time, men have amassed personal pain along with their earthly accomplishments. A big part of manhood is silently enduring the hurt as a wayward medal of valor. It’s left us wounded, more fragile than we’d ever acknowledge, in an unwelcome transition of gender roles, and unsure where to s
I’m thankful to be a part of Five Stones University’s online self-improvement course development. I was able to design several courses just for men. The first two are 30-day challenges that lead brothers along a daily walk toward restoration. This new course, Breaking The Chains Of Past Pain was created using God’s words of instruction and encouragement as a foundation for your life. It’s very personal, as I also share so many difficulties I endured while struggling with the
22 Days of 31: I Don’t Belong This is my first week back in school. There was an assignment that required a 500 word response. Each student’s reply is posted so that the others can read and reply or challenge. Fear My first response was, I don’t belong. Instead of searching for references, I was looking up the drop and refund policy. After all, I’m 53 years old. What am I doing back in school? Therein lies my burden. Although I’ve spent my entire career being in the center, I
13 Days of 31: Eye Opener Have you ever read something, and loved it so much that you came to know it by heart? Words that touch your very soul and hold the potential to change the direction of your life are rare, but precious to experience. How about when someone gives their take on those very same words, and you realize that while you have loved them, you have yet to completely experience the fullness of their depth? Learning When this happens, it doesn’t shake my confidenc
4 of 31 Days: Forgiving Is Kinda Big Deal Learning to forgive is kinda like a big deal. It’s also possibly the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. I don’t mean giving lip service to someone so they’ll get off your back after insulting you. I’m talking about forgiveness in the truest sense of God’s word. Men Struggle I think most men struggle with it because we are under the impression that forgiving someone lets them off the hook for what they did to hurt us. We amp up in the