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The Reason I Dated a Lesbian Was to Share Christ

The Reason I Dated a Lesbian

When I was a single man during the 90s, I worked a third shift, dead-end job at a glue factory. There were about thirty employees, three of whom were practicing lesbians. I was grateful to have the job, but it was a difficult place to… Continue Reading …

The Interplay of Truth and Freedom That Sets You Free

The Interplay of Truth and Freedom That Sets You Free

There is an interplay between truth and freedom that dynamically changes your life. The more the truth of God’s Word anchors you, the freer you are. Our example, as always, is Jesus Christ. He was supposedly the freest man ever to live. People’s opinions did… Continue Reading …

Eternal God Is the Beginning and the End at Once

God Is the Beginning and the End

Did you know that, as you face struggles today, not only does God have a glorious outcome in mind, but He is currently present at what is—to you—the future resolution of your problems? Your life comes to you moment by moment, and it slips away… Continue Reading …

The Gospel Is More Than a Birth-to-Death Story

The Gospel Is More Than a Birth-to-Death Story

The gospel is more than a birth-to-death story. The life and death of Christ are part of an incredible golden chain that reaches from eternity past to eternity future. The best news of all is that we can enjoy the full benefits of the gospel… Continue Reading …

Enjoying the Cultural and Christian Christmas

The Christmas season is a double blessing for the believer. We get to celebrate the birth of Christ, a pivotal point of the gospel narrative. And we can enjoy the cultural Christmas too. It’s okay to engage the things of this world if your heart… Continue Reading …

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 …

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