Entries by Chad Balthrop

Overcome Your Despicable Me

I once heard two chess masters discussing what it takes to be really good at chess. One chess master said, “All the great chess masters of the world think at least 5 moves ahead.” The older, wiser and better chess master sat back thoughtfully and then responded, “No, the best chess masters in the world only […]

Despicable Me

We’ve all been there. We’ve all had those moments when we said something we shouldn’t have said, did something we shouldn’t have done or bought something we couldn’t afford. Most of the time we try to do good, but sometimes it’s just so fun being bad! Get over your bad self. Overcome your Despicable Me. […]


As a Believer in Jesus Christ you have had a life changing experience, one that has altered you on a fundamental level. Every day you discover in you new abilities and new strength that allow you to accomplish the unbelievable mission God has for you. It’s time to set aside your mild-mannered alter ego. Release […]

Fully Devoted Follower

Being a fully devoted follower of Christ doesn’t mean you’re perfect. But a fully devoted follower is easy to identify. You can think of it like this, “A fully devoted follower of Christ studies God’s Word and prays daily, is involved with other Believers as they work together to share the love of Christ in […]


I often wonder if the church we see today is the church Jesus had in mind. Scripture tells us a lot about Christ’s heart for the Church. Jesus died for the Church. When He returns He’s coming for the Church. In John 17 His prayer was for the unity of the Church. The Church we’re talking […]

The Only Way

Jesus gave his life so that we could be forgiven of our sin – so that we could have a right relationship with God. Out of this relationship we receive an eternal home in heaven. His divine power gives us everything we need for life and godliness. It all begins by trusting in Jesus for […]

God’s Gift

God loves you. His does not want you to be separated from Him. He doesn’t want you to have to suffer the consequences of your sin. So He gave His only son, Jesus, to take the punishment for your sin and mine. Jesus suffered the consequences of our bad choices, our bad actions, our bad […]

Our Problem – the Consequences

The mistakes we make, the sins we commit, have consequences. These consequences affect us today and in the future. They affect our relationships with family and friends. It also affects our relationship with God. The consequences of our sin could last forever. Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God […]

Our Problem

Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes it’s an accident. Other times we deliberately choose to do the wrong thing. Either way the Bible calls this sin and sin separates us from God. Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Pictures courtesy of www.threethirtyministries.org

God’s Plan

God loves you and has an incredible plan for your life. John 3:16, “For God so love the world He gave His one and only Son that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. Pictures courtesy of www.threethirtyministries.org