Finishing Well

Research shows that on average, one in three spiritual leaders from the Bible, church history, and modern Christian leaders finish well. Does that number surprise you? What does finishing well mean? We define that concept, discuss the barriers to finishing well, and some practices to keep you from finishing poorly. 

The Process of Transformation

Are you being transformed or are you stuck? So often, our interaction with God tends to be functional.  We have our list of “wants” and “needs” that we want Him to fulfill.  We also work hard at learning about Him through His word.  But notebooks full of information from Bible studies we’ve done don’t translate to a transformed life.  Knowledge doesn’t mean a lot if there isn’t application.  To be transformed into the likeness of Jesus, we need Scripture and the activity of the Holy Spirit to bring revelation.  Then, we can obey the things that have been revealed to us and we become more like Jesus.

The Character of God

Misrepresented.  Isn’t that how many of us feel?  Isn’t that how God must feel right now? Both Christians and non-Christians quote the Bible to justify their beliefs and actions.  But do we really know God? Do we take time to study His character, not just the things He did? In this episode, learn about how the image of God you carry around in your heart and mind affects the way you live your daily life.  Our reactions to what happens in life reveal what we really believe about God.

Obeying Jesus

We don’t like the word “obey.” It sounds hard, legalistic and even manipulative.  But obeying Jesus shouldn’t be difficult because of who we are putting our trust in.  Obedience isn’t really about following a list of do’s and don’ts; it’s about following what God has revealed to you to do or stop doing.  It is the key to transformation.  The Bible tells us Jesus learned obedience. Since He did, we can too. Stories of obedience in the Old Testament and New Testament show us that obedience brought transformation, both in the lives of the ones who obeyed and to the world around them.


Humility is not valued in our culture.  It’s looked upon as a sign of weakness or often manifests as a false humility.  But God values humility and it is both a fearlessly honest appraisal of yourself before Him AND it neither minimizes one’s achievements nor exaggerates one’s failures.  We unlock wisdom when we care about what God cares about.  What are some practical steps we can take to live a humble life and what do we often forget?