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The Ironic and Liberating Truth About Feeling Conviction

The Ironic and Liberating Truth About Feeling Conviction

Conviction is one of God’s kindnesses to His creation. In the spiritual realm, the concept of experiencing conviction is analogous to the pain we feel in our physical bodies. Actual guilt that leads to conviction is God’s way of telling us that something is wrong… Continue Reading …

If Your Friend Is Not Changing, Will You Consider This?

If you know someone who is not changing, do not despair. There is a way to think about them and the dynamics of change. In this article, I’m going to break down one of the essential elements in the change process. I hope that the… Continue Reading …

The Man Who Destroyed Our Home Wants Forgiveness

Biff destroyed his marriage. Shortly after that, he experienced conviction from God for what he did. In response to the Lord’s maneuvering in his heart, Biff made an authentic confession to God and his wife. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Don’t Apologize. Don’t Say, “I’m Sorry.”

In our culture today, the phrase “I’m sorry” has become our first response when we sin against each other. The term has nearly wholly replaced biblical forgiveness. Though it may be a good start in relational reconciliation, it can never get the job done when… Continue Reading …

Addressing the Little Bit of Narcissism In All of Us

Imagine a person standing in the center of a universe that he has created. All of the roads lead to himself. To get near him is to be drawn into the vortex of his selfishness. Me, my, and I describe his primary relationships and daily… Continue Reading …

Four Reasons You Cannot Reconcile with Someone

In a perfect world, you can go the distance with any person who has sinned against you. Our problem is that we do not live in an ideal world. There are times when all you can do is forgive them, no matter how great it… Continue Reading …

Four Absolute “Musts” If You Want to Get Along

Biff and Mable have pockets of silence between them. There are things Biff is thinking, but he does not discuss them with Mable. There are things Mable is thinking, but she does not bring them up to Biff. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are… Continue Reading …

The Confession of an Imposter

There is a gap between who we are and who Jesus is calling us to be. You’re working to close that gap, or it’s widening. It never stays the same. The issue is not so much about the “imposter” that is in you, but what… Continue Reading …

Should I Keep My Friend’s Sin Secret?

Your friend comes to you with a secret sin. How would you respond to him? You are his accountability partner, and he asks you to keep his sin confidential. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… Continue Reading …

How Do You Know If Someone Has Changed?

The process of transformation is not mysterious, though it can be a big secret, and hidden from a Christian. The steps for repentance are objective, sequential, and transforming. You can change, and you can help others in their progressive sanctification. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …