If I Could Master One Thing, It Would Be My Tongue

If I Could Master One Thing, It Would Be My Tongue

It’s easy to be religious. All you have to do is perform some rituals. Attend church (or some kind of worship service), give offerings, say some prayers, maybe get baptized and take communion. Easy. It’s hard to be kind when people are not kind to you. It’s hard to...
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. ...
God Has a Great Big Plan for His People, And It’s Good

God Has a Great Big Plan for His People, And It’s Good

One of the most popular Bible verses in the Old Testament is found in Jeremiah 29:11 which says, ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’ (NLT)...
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 the Church Ought to be FOR Today

What the Church Ought to be FOR Today

As I write this, it’s the morning after a dozen police officers were shot, five of them fatally, sacrificing themselves to defend the freedom of people to protest. It’s been a terrible few days for America. Ironically, before any of this began, I had begun...

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