The Weekly PowerBreak is a weekly publication via email. Subscribe via the form in the left-side menu of the site.

Powerbreak Archive

    The Weekly PowerBreak – “What are you really saying?”

    Posted on December 4, 2017

    Is there a consistency of what you are portraying on Sunday mornings with what happens in your life the rest of the week? A pastor voiced concern recently about some of the people who sing on stage on the Lord’s Day and their Facebook posts through the week. The old saying that what you are […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Where’s your integrity?”

    Posted on November 27, 2017

    Proverbs 2:6–8 (ESV) — 6 For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7 he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, 8 guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.

    Have you ever asked, “Where’s […]


    The weekly PowerBreak – “What should I do?”

    Posted on November 20, 2017

    Seeking to find God’s will in any given situation is not meant to be as much a mystery as people make it out to be. The journey does begin with a spirit of humility. King Jehoshaphat expressed humility when the country was surrounded by enemies, so the king called for a nationwide time of fasting […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “God is Watching”

    Posted on November 13, 2017

    Knowing that God is omniscient (all knowing), may go over our heads until we stop and think about it as it concerns us and our activities. We cannot hide from God! And that means we cannot hide anything from God.

    Psalm 139:1–4 (ESV) — 1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Discontentment Versus Contentment”

    Posted on November 6, 2017

    Like most spiritual applications to life, we almost always need to think in terms of the opposite of how things are naturally. If we want to mature, we need to be more and more dependent upon God. The way up in life is by humbling ourselves or bowing down to God. The way to find […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Here I Stand”

    Posted on October 30, 2017

    With the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, stories of Martin Luther have surfaced. My favorite story includes his response to the demand to recant his writings and his stance to which he is said to reply, “here I stand and can do no other.” Where did Martin Luther get such courage? The same place others […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “A Call For Mentors”

    Posted on October 23, 2017

    The Christian life is one of continual growth, not just in gaining knowledge from book learning but growth in practicing and applying Biblical principles to real life experiences. The writer of Hebrews makes it clear that maturity involves practicing what you learn.

    Hebrews 5:11–14 (ESV) — 11 About this we have much to say, and […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Are you available?”

    Posted on October 16, 2017

    There is an old saying that the best ability to offer to God is your availability and rightly so because if you offer your availability to God, you are offering all that you are, just as instructed.

    Romans 12:1–2 (ESV) — 1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Enlisting The Power Of Habit”

    Posted on October 9, 2017

    We all live in a series of habits in life, from the way we brush our teeth, to the route we drive to work, even the way we communicate. Understanding what is behind our habits in the cue, the routine, and the reward can give us, says author Charles Duhigg in his book The Habit […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Slow Belly Syndrome”

    Posted on October 2, 2017

    When the apostle Paul left Titus in Crete to set things in order and establish qualified leaders in the church there, he made the following statement regarding the conditions into which Titus was getting:

    Titus 1:10–14 (ESV) — 10 For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision […]