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To Live the Resurrected Life, You Must Die—to Yourself

To live the resurrected life you must die...to yourself

The more effectively you appropriate the death of Christ into your life, the more effectively you’ll be able to enjoy “a resurrection kind of Sunday” every day of the year. The key is knowing that your resurrection will only come after your death, which is… Continue Reading …

Are You a Tomb Dweller or a Resurrected Christian?

The resurrected Christian is a different kind of person—someone the world has never seen outside our community. The Christian is as diverse as darkness and light, death and life. For some Christians, their new birth's authentic reality is challenging to practicalize in their day-to-day lives. The cross of Christ settled our eternal sin problem with a holy God, while the resurrection of Christ opened a new and better way for us to live with Him forever

The resurrected Christian is a different kind of person—someone the world has never seen outside our community. The Christian is as diverse as darkness and light, death and life. For some Christians, their new birth’s authentic reality is challenging to practicalize in their day-to-day lives.… Continue Reading …

Assessing My Heart the Morning after an American Election

Assessing My Heart the Morning After an American Election

There are two large groups of people in America today. They are the winners and the losers. The happy and the sad. The glad and the mad. The hopeful and the fearful. Which one are you on this morning after an American presidential election? What… Continue Reading …

The Revolutionary Cure for Shallow Small Group Frustration

The Revolutionary Cure for Shallow Small Group Frustration

Is your small group living in-depth, transparent, intentional reciprocating lives, who have strong desires to change personally and as a group? Perhaps it’s a men’s group or a community of ladies. It could be a mixed group that meets to go over the sermon or… Continue Reading …

How to Break the Power of Self When You Abide in Christ

Inconsistency in your walk can indicate a breakdown in abiding; the process of maintaining a full, dependent, and intimate relationship with God through following Christ. Read the Series: Chapter 1 – The Dynamics of the Old and New Selves Chapter 2 – When Your Preferred… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 5 – The Orientation Of The Home

Parenting, Day 5 – The Orientation Of The Home

Jesus was clear when He said that you must follow Him if you want to walk in the light. The opposite is also accurate: if you do not follow Him, the only option is dark. Every relational construct has followers and leaders, which begs the… Continue Reading …

Picture This: Portrait of a Beautiful Marriage

The clearest picture in the New Testament of what a marriage should look like is Christ and the Church. If you want to know how you should think and behave in your marriage, think about Christ and the Church, and imitate them. If you say… Continue Reading …