3 Reasons You Still Don't 'Get' this Grace Thing

3 Reasons You Still Don't 'Get' this Grace Thing

Grace seems easy. It’s grace, after all, right? But in reality, grace is really hard. What I mean is… We have a hard time receiving grace because we either feel that we’re too undeserving to have the undeserved favor of God, or that we’re okay...
Powerful Prayers Happen When We Partner Together with God

Powerful Prayers Happen When We Partner Together with God

Want to pray powerful prayers? Charles Spurgeon once said, “Prayer moves the arm that moves the world.” One of my mentors, Grady Higgs, often says that “nothing heavenly happens on earth without prayer.” In other words, there are things God is...
7 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Jesus of Christmas

7 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Jesus of Christmas

Christmas is a special season. We set it aside to worship Jesus. And eat fudge, shop a lot, travel, shop some more, and go to parties. Did you know, the average American will spend 66 hours this year preparing for Christmas? I know. Inconceivable! And we’ll...
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...
I Hereby Declare: I Believe the Bible!

I Hereby Declare: I Believe the Bible!

On March 5 of 1995, on a school bus headed to Louisville, Kentucky, I made a decision that would impact the rest of my life. I had sensed for some time that God was calling me to be a Pastor, and I decided that day to set aside every other professional ambition and to...
Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

In addition to being a church planter and pastor, I’m also an editor and an online community facilitator for a global ministry to pastors and church leaders. So I often have to deal with hateful comments on the Facebook pages I help to manage. It’s sad,...
A Simple Gospel Invitation to Give Your Life to Jesus

A Simple Gospel Invitation to Give Your Life to Jesus

There are so many ways to word an invitation to people to become Christians… Repent and believe… Admit, believe, confess… Invite Jesus into your life… Ask Jesus to be your Savior… Give your life to Jesus… Believe and receive…...
The "Gospel" Is More Than You've Probably Ever Imagined

The "Gospel" Is More Than You've Probably Ever Imagined

In modern evangelicalism, we have several versions of the gospel with which people are familiar. The doctrine of justification by grace through faith, which, may describe the theological ramifications of the gospel, but isn’t actually the gospel. The “plan...
God Sees and Hears. Even Sex Slaves.

God Sees and Hears. Even Sex Slaves.

We like to sanitize Bible stories, especially when they revolve around people we consider “heroes of the faith.” Like Abraham. This guy said “yes” to God’s calling to leave everything familiar without having a clue where God was taking...