I Want to Live In the 8th of Romans

I Want to Live In the 8th of Romans

This is where I often live… the 7th of Romans. I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate… it is sin living in me that does it. And I know that nothing good lives in me, that...
Season Your Speech with Grace

Season Your Speech with Grace

Every conversation you get into is an opportunity to show people the grace of God that you’ve experienced in your own life. The apostle Paul wrote to the Colossian believers once. In chapter 4 verse 6 of his letter, he said, “Let every conversation be always full of...
The Proof That God Will Take Care of You

The Proof That God Will Take Care of You

We wonder if God can take care of us financially, or physically, or relationally. But God has already proven and established his faithfulness in the most extreme way. He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all — how will he not also, along with...
How to Always, Always Have Enough

How to Always, Always Have Enough

On the consumerism-to-contentment spectrum, our culture is wholly tilted toward consumerism. Marketing isn’t a bad thing, in and of itself, but we would be wise to understand that we’re always receiving marketing messages designed to convince us of one...
Jesus Knows When He’s Been Touched

Jesus Knows When He’s Been Touched

Jesus Christ is, obviously, all-knowing because he is fully God, the second member of the Trinity. But when Jesus walked the earth as both fully God and fully man, he said some very human things, partly for the purpose of creating teachable moments for his friends and...
What’s Holding You Back? Unconfessed Sin

What’s Holding You Back? Unconfessed Sin

I’ve written about how unrealistic expectations and unresolved pain will hold you back from fulfilling the great calling God has placed on your life, but there’s an even bigger barrier to your effectiveness if you allow it to exist: unconfessed sin. ...
Now Stay Free!

Now Stay Free!

Paul said it bluntly, “So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.” (Galatians 5:1 NLT) Paul had been building a case with his letter to the Galatians that when we try to work our...
Breaking Free from the Bondage of Unforgiveness

Breaking Free from the Bondage of Unforgiveness

You can do hard things. My wife tells me that all the time, especially when I’m complaining that some basic task is hard, like finding the ever elusive remote control. I believe that God believes that you can do hard things, like waiting on an answer to prayer,...
Breaking Free from the Bondage of Legalism

Breaking Free from the Bondage of Legalism

When you begin a relationship with Jesus Christ, you experience the deliverance and freedom God secured for you when Jesus died and rose again. You’re released from slavery to sin, to death, and to the law itself. That doesn’t mean you no longer need to...

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