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...
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...
Living Under Grace Is So Much Better

Living Under Grace Is So Much Better

Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me… Even though none of us actually plays by the rules (according to Romans 3:10, 23), we still try rather hard to do so. We’ve all sinned and fallen short, but in our broken condition, we just...
What to Do When Legalists Hold Back the Mission

What to Do When Legalists Hold Back the Mission

Every great movement of God invites a challenge from sinful people. I wrote about this recently in a post entitled How to Stop a Church from Growing, and Pastor Titus S. Olorunnisola, who is planting Bethel Gospel Centre near Melbourne, Australia, asked the magic...
How to Stop a Church from Growing

How to Stop a Church from Growing

Have you ever read Acts 15? It’s right between Acts 14 and Acts 16! Many people find themselves skipping the chapter, or at best, lazily dozing their way through it to get to the excitement of chapter 16 where Paul received his great “Macedonian...

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