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When the Gospel Becomes the New Legalism

When the Gospel Becomes a New Form of 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?… Continue Reading …

Connecting the Gospel to a God Who Is Silent

Connecting the Gospel to a God Who Is Silent

When your companion is darkness rather than light and your circumstances are overwhelming you in a season of acute need, there is no more of a critical time in life for God to reveal Himself to you. But sometimes your answer to your praying is… Continue Reading …

How to Connect the Gospel to Your Music Choices

How to Connect the Gospel to Your Music Choices

The gospel connects to every aspect of our lives, regardless if it is things of primary importance or tertiary matters. One of those lesser but valuable loves in all our lives is Christian music, which makes knowing how to connect the gospel to your music… Continue Reading …

How Paul Connected the Gospel to Personal Suffering

How Paul Connected the Gospel to Personal Suffering

Paul had a gospel-centered perspective on personal suffering. In 2 Corinthians 12, we learn that the Lord gave Paul a thorn in the flesh. Though we are unsure what his “thorn” was, Christians generally agree that it was a physical debilitation. I have written on… Continue Reading …

How to Connect the Gospel to Parental Discipline

How to Connect the Gospel to Parental Discipline

Parental discipline is not just a behavioral interaction between a parent and a child. There are hearts in play, too—the heart of the parent and the child. If the parent does not connect the gospel to his heart, the discipline will not go well, and… Continue Reading …

How to Connect the Gospel to Physical Suffering

How to Connect the Gospel to Physical Suffering

Connecting the gospel to physical suffering is one of the most essential things you will ever do. The “good news” is always perfect when there is bad news, but how to make those gospel connections are not quickly apparent, especially when your pain is acute… Continue Reading …

How to Connect the Gospel to Being Left Alone

How to Connect the Gospel to Being Left Alone

How you think about life determines how you practically respond to life. Living in a broken world is hard, chaotic, stressful, and challenging. And if you have a skewed understanding of the doctrines of man, sin, salvation, and the Lord, you will not engage your… Continue Reading …

When You Give More Than Money, You’re More Like Christ

When You Give More Than Money, You're More Like Christ

When most folks think about giving, they automatically default to money. Sadly, if money is the only thing they think about, they are missing out on the most incredible life that they could have. God is calling all believers to a level of generosity that… Continue Reading …

How to Bring the Gospel of Hope to a Bad Marriage

An unchanging spouse can complicate any marriage, especially when you want your spouse to change so badly that you use sin as a way to make it happen. The Bible has another way; it offers the gospel of hope, but it only comes through sacrifice.… Continue Reading …

Connecting the Gospel to Evil and Unfairness

The purpose of the gospel loudly proclaims that hard, challenging, and sinful problems do exist. Because evil does exist, there must be a gospel solution, which is why evil and unfairness does not defeat the gospel-centered person. That kind of individual is hope-filled when they… Continue Reading …