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The Ultimate Solution to All Your Problems, a Cross Examination

The Ultimate Solution to All Your Problems, a Cross Examination

God is acting decisively at the cross to work out His purposes to bring everyone from all nations, at all times, to Himself. Apart from the cross, there is no way to understand or enjoy life the way God intends. It’s a mystery as much… Continue Reading …

Are You Generous? Understanding a Theology of Gift-Giving

Are You Generous? A Theology of Gift-Giving

On Christmas day, people all over the world exchange presents. It is a cultural event full of fun memories. It is also an evolving tradition that loses meaning each year, which is a great reason to go counter-cultural this year? Think about this with me:… Continue Reading …

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. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Rick, Why Won’t You Counsel Another Way?

A counselee asked why I won’t counsel another way. She discerned a death feel to my counseling, and she was struggling. Though she does not disagree with my counseling approach, she did feel compelled to share her internal angst with me. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

Why We Should Embrace the Crucible Of Suffering

It is crucial to accurately recognize how God is working in you during times of suffering. There is a greater temptation to see the pain in your life as something happening to you, rather resting in a great God who is doing something in you.… Continue Reading …

God Is Incrementally, Systematically, And Purposely Putting You To Death

God Is Incrementally Putting You To Death

Dying to yourself is the hardest thing you will ever learn. And it’s not a one-time appointment with God. Death to self is a repeated act of submitting yourself to the Lord. The good news is that He helps you in this life-long process by… Continue Reading …