To love, show kindness towards, and give mercy to the person who wronged you is difficult. It’s not natural to fallen humanity. Your flesh hates the thought of it. But this is the type of love The Lord calls his disciples to. To not be harbors of hate, but mirrors of mercy.
Secret Sins, are not so Secret.
It was early in the morning. As the dawning sun broke over the horizon the Israelite warriors could be seen marching around the city. It must have been a strange sight to the residents of Jericho. For seven days they had been marching and sounding their trumpets, yet not one advance to attempt to breach … Continue reading Secret Sins, are not so Secret.
Is Kanye West for real?
A few days ago someone asked me if I had bought and listened to Kanye West's new album? I looked at them with a joking face waiting for the punchline. It never came. They proceeded to tell me that Kanye West had been converted and was now following Jesus. Since then I have heard a … Continue reading Is Kanye West for real?
What to do when The Lord isn’t listening.
If you feel like your prayer closet is dry then there may be a reason...
Come needy and bring your troubles to Jesus.
If you think you need to clean yourself up before you can come to Jesus, then you have not understood the Gospel.
Seven ways to know your Bible “better.”
Everyone wants to know The Bible better. The only question is how can you?
Why the Devil hates the pen in your desk drawer.
Let me tell you something that you most likely have never thought before: The devil hates that pen stowed away in your desk drawer. He hates that pen because he hates it when you read the Bible with a pen in your hand. He hates that pen because that pen in your desk drawer is … Continue reading Why the Devil hates the pen in your desk drawer.
True treasures are always found and never created.
You want to hear what God has to say about something. That's the treasure: God's word of truth. But how do you find that?
You can’t scroll through The Bible like you scroll your Twitter feed.
As a culture we love bite-size. I don’t think it’s necessarily a negative thing. We love (or at least I do) sliders for lunch—I can eat those things in one bite literally. They just seem more satisfying to me than working through a 1/2 pound angus burger. HGTV hosts a show called tiny homes. The … Continue reading You can’t scroll through The Bible like you scroll your Twitter feed.
Don’t read your Bible like a Zombie.
Someone wise once said “People begin to think when they are faced with a problem.” It doesn’t take a long look down the hallways of church history to see this philosophical thought being played out. Take Martin Luther for example, that great German lawyer/monk turned reformer who nailed 95 arguments against Roman Catholic practices to his … Continue reading Don’t read your Bible like a Zombie.
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