The Christ-Centered Christian

Trust In The Lord

The discipleship process at U-Turn For Christ involves training men to abandon their fleshly attitude and behavior and turn to God for the wisdom to see things His way.  So often, as men, we feel the need to take situations into our own hands, acting on what we think needs to happen.  The problem is that we often do so based on our own ideas and perceptions.  We use this as an excuse to react in the flesh and rely on our own resources to solve our problems.  What we need to do instead is allow the Lord to lead and guide us to handle difficult situations in a godly manner. 

Continue reading “The Christ-Centered Christian”

Walking In Newness

The Just Shall Live By Faith

We all live according to something, chasing after something.  There is an intended end to everything we do, whether we realize it or not.  Some are chasing after wealth, wanting to one day retire in a mansion on a beach somewhere.  Others are just trying to survive another day and chasing the next high.  Whatever we are striving for, if it is in this world, it will never satisfy us.  As society goes down this path, moral decay inevitably follows, and evil and violence rise more and more.

Continue reading “Walking In Newness”

Hope For Tomorrow

Perseverance, Character, Hope

So many people in the world are without hope.  We often go through life just living day-to-day, looking for our next fix just to get through the day, week, year, etc.  While we simply try to survive, we do not get anywhere in life.  This routine does have one advantage, it is relatively easy, but it is extremely dissatisfying.  One thing everyone needs to survive is hope; the way we get hope is through trials.

Continue reading “Hope For Tomorrow”

Pressing Forward

New Sanctuary

Much progress has been made in finishing the interior of our sanctuary.  We have made a few repairs, floated and textured the drywall, and are currently in the finishing stage of painting the walls.  Carpet has been donated by our home church, Calvary Chapel San Angelo.  Our goal is to have it done by the end of the year so the men have a comfortable place to gather for Bible studies, fellowship and our Friday Night services.

Continue reading “Pressing Forward”

The Narrow Way

A Season of Pruning

Over the past few months, we have seen the Lord remove several men from our ministry, and very few added.  As of the beginning of September, on the ranch we only have one guy in first phase and our director, Michael Justis.  While it is difficult to see so many guys go, it is a sobering reminder that the ministry is not for everyone.  Jesus told us in the sermon on the mount:

Continue reading “The Narrow Way”