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These Five Words Are the Most Life-Altering You’ll Ever Believe

These Five Words Are the Most Life-Altering You'll Ever Believe

To believe in someone or something is part of what it means to be human, and there are many options from which to choose. When you think about all the things that you believe, what is the most vital one? What defines you above everything… Continue Reading …

Do Unkind and Unfair Judgments About You Control You?

Do Unkind and Unfair Judgments About You Control You?

Matthew 7:1 is not your best defense against unfair judgments. It’s the gospel-orientated mindset that becomes the soul’s most potent anchor against those who are unkind toward you. The question for you to ask if someone’s unkind words manage your emotions is, what are you… Continue Reading …

What Can I Do About Being Fearful of Discipling Others?

What Can I Do About Being Fearful of Discipling Others?

Do you ever feel fear when it comes to the responsibility that comes with counseling people biblically? I teach with much fear and trembling, but not just because I am held accountable. When it comes to counseling people one-on-one, I find it fulfilling yet also… Continue Reading …

The Negative Effect of Fundamentalism On the Soul

The Negative Effect of Fundamentalism On the Soul

Fundamentalism is one slice of Christian evangelicalism. In addition to the fundamentals of the faith, fundamentalists typically hold to strict sub-biblical, ascetic practices. Though they love Jesus and are passionate about following Him, many of them embrace legalistic preferences. The negative effect of this kind… Continue Reading …

Instructive Synonyms for People-Pleasing, Insecurity, or Fear of Man

Insecurity, peer-pressure, or fear of man has many names. You can examine yourself to see how much you struggle with insecurity. The labels below are synonyms or characteristics to what we call fear of man biblically. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Breaking the Bondage of People-Pleasing

God will fully receive anyone who accepts what Christ has done on their behalf. It’s an incredible opportunity as Jesus takes all your sin and gives you His righteousness. But this gospel message is not practically transforming for everyone. Some Christians continue to live under… Continue Reading …

I’m Imperfect, You’re Imperfect, Let’s Get over Ourselves

One of the most challenging things a person will ever do is let others know the secrets of who he honestly is. It is ironic in a way because we’re all messed up. Everyone is the same. Nobody is perfect. Listen to the podcast Our… Continue Reading …

Three Keys That Will Make Your Small Group Dynamic

Building a close network of friends inside a local church is one of the most challenging things you’ll ever do. If there is a temptation to dismiss this idea, will you consider how you could position yourself for this kind of community? Listen to the… Continue Reading …

Why I Won’t Argue With You On Facebook

I have stated my “love-hate relationship” with social media (SM) many times in different places, but because our ministry is growing daily, there are always new folks coming along who do not know why I don’t engage people on social media, especially those who want… Continue Reading …

You Cannot Need Someone and Love Someone Equally

Jamal was born into a dysfunctional home. He told me that he did not remember a time when his parents were not arguing. He is 14-years old, almost 15. He said there were many nights when he would curl up in his bed, hug his bear-y, and… Continue Reading …