Integrity – Don’t Leave Home Without It

What is the single most important trait of one who desires to truly make a difference in our culture and world today? Some might say intellect. After all, knowledge is power and many believe that the most important thing they can have in addressing the culture is intellect. Still others might say it is insight. That is, good old common sense and the ability to see through issues and use discernment. However, in the long run there's one word which describes the single most important characteristic of one who finishes strongly and makes a lasting difference in the midst of a culture. The word is integrity.

The Handwriting Is on the Wall

The Handwriting is on the Wall (Eighth in a Series) Daniel 5:1-5, 20-28 Throughout human history, public walls have been used to communicate various ideas from political dissent to love messages to purely artistic endeavors. Our own culture has expanded and

On a Search for Significance

On a Search for Significance (Seventh in a Series) Daniel 4 There's an amazing transition taking place among the baby boomer generation in American culture today. It is a move from success to significance. This generation has acquired more possessions, more po

You Have What You Tolerate

You Have What You Tolerate (Sixth in a Series) Daniel 3 During my days of pastoring at the First Baptist Church in Dallas I had many wonderful visits with a very unique man who was in the midst of a life-threatening illness, which eventually ended in his death

The Hope of Human History

The Hope of Human History (Fifth in a Series) Daniel 2:34-35, 44-45 In the words of Daniel, the dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure. (Dan. 2:45) There is coming a day when this stone cut without human hands will smite the statue at its feet, at the time

Seeing the Future

Seeing the Future (Fourth in a Series) Daniel 2:31-43 If you could pick one spot in all the world to go and sit for a few minutes, where would you go? I would not have to give it a second thought. For me it would be the summit of the Mount of Olives. When one sits t

Don’t Give Out … Be Persistent

Don't Give Out ... Be Persistent (Third in a Series) Daniel 1:17-21 I love those words in Daniel 1:21 - "Thus Daniel continued." He finished strongly! He was persistent. For 70 years he did not give in, nor did he give up, nor did he give out. He was not only resista