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 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...
Living Under Grace In a World of Law and Order

Living Under Grace In a World of Law and Order

There’s a long, straight stretch of newly paved road in Bentonville near my home. It was gravel, and now it’s asphalt, and it’s a quick shortcut to town. Except it already isn’t quick because as soon as it was paved, a 30mph speed limit was...
How Can I Be Legalism Free?

How Can I Be Legalism Free?

I like rules, lines, and boundaries. I feel safer if I have clear parameters, which explains my love for graph paper. I like it when everything is nice and tidy. The problem is, life isn’t always nice and tidy. People around me don’t always play by my...
5 Ways to Preach Like a Pharisee

5 Ways to Preach Like a Pharisee

Many of the Pharisees were probably great teachers and skilled speakers. I’m sure many were charismatic, skilled communicators. But by the time Jesus arrived on the scene, the Pharisees, on the whole, were killing the culture around them spiritually. Jesus had a...

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