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When the Gospel Becomes the New Legalism

The word gospel has been the most popular word in Evangelicalism for many years. You can’t go wrong with the gospel. Or can you? Is it possible for God’s creation to take a good thing like the gospel and twist it into something not right? Listen… Continue Reading …

The Danger Of Religion Creeping Into Your Christianity

The Danger Of Religion Creeping Into Your Christianity

The Christian is called to live an inside-to-outside life. This kind of experience means our life with God begins on the inside (motives) and manifests on the outside (behaviors). Tim Keller calls this The Inside-out Kingdom. You may want to read: An Excellent Way to… Continue Reading …

The Danger of Trying to Please God

Obedience is not an act to please God as though you could gain His favor. Your obedience comes from a heart of joy that has been transformed by the gospel. You obey out of a heart of gratitude for the works of Christ. Listen to… Continue Reading …

How Authoritarian Parents Rear Legalistic Children

The authoritarian parenting style is a rule-based teaching model that is devoid of nurturing. Too often this parenting model lacks the support and unique guidance that shepherds children toward living well in God’s world as adults. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Day 18 – Teen Devotion: Who Is a Good Teen?

Day 18 – Teen Devotion_ Who Is a Good Teen

From a behavioral perspective, it’s easy to label teens in a good or bad category. We look at them and make our assessments. On the surface, we can see differences in their lives, but under the surface could be a different story. What is a… Continue Reading …

Day 12 – Rule-Based Parenting Creates Dysfunctional Children

31-Day Parenting Devotion Day 12 RULE-BASED PARENTING CREATES DYSFUNCTIONAL CHILDREN And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. (1 Thessalonians 5:14) Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn,… Continue Reading …

Day 14 – Love Your Children Just ‘Cause

31-Day Parenting Devotion Day 14 LOVE YOUR CHILDREN JUST ‘CAUSE For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9)… Continue Reading …

Day 31 – You Cannot Change Your Children

31-Day Parenting Devotion Day 31 
YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR CHILDREN I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. (1 Corinthians 3:6) Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to comment on this content,… Continue Reading …

The Cross Centered Life: Keeping The Gospel The Main Thing

The Cross Centered Life is a small book, the gift-sized kind that you can breeze through in an hour. I read it more slowly over a period of some weeks with my adult Bible fellowship group, and I’m glad that I did. This is a deceptively… Continue Reading …