Pro-Motion

Series: For all intents and purposes, January is the month for self-improvement. It's a time to reflect, refocus, and restart. Let's talk about it...

Today: This is the season of self-improvement. We challenge ourselves to get slimmer, stronger, and smarter. But if you want to become a better person, focus less on yourself and more on doing something to make the world a better place. The challenge is that making the world a better place requires giving up some part of our lives---time, money, or opportunities. It will cost you some life. We don't want to give up some life. We want to preserve our lives. But Jesus said the only way to live a life of purpose and meaning is to give our lives away.

Something to Show for It

Series: For all intents and purposes, January is the month for self-improvement. It's a time to reflect, refocus, and restart. Let's talk about it...

Today: This is that time of year when we become painfully aware of where we are not, who we are not, and what we need to do differently. Traditionally, the new year is a season of self-absorption. We wonder how to get out of debt. We wonder how to become better people. If you really want to become a better person, do something this year to make the world a better place. But how do you determine what you should do?

The Better Question

Series: For all intents and purposes, January is the month for self-improvement. It's a time to reflect, refocus, and restart. Let's talk about it...

Today: This is that time of year when we become painfully aware of where we are not, who we are not, and what we need to do differently. Traditionally, the new year is a season of self-absorption. It's all about what we can do to make ourselves better people. The result is that churches, health clubs, debt counselors, and vitamin shops do a booming business. But we tend to forget that the people we respect the most didn't devote their lives to becoming the best version of themselves. They devoted their lives to making a difference in the world or in someone's world.