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What Influences You the Most Is What You Love the Most

What Influences You the Most Is What You Love the Most

You can’t come out of the world because you live in the world. This problem means that we need to make decisive actions about how to guard our hearts against the influences of the culture. Some choose legalistic separation, while others love the world too… Continue Reading …

The Unintended Danger of the Principle-Driven Life

The Unintended Danger of the Principle-Driven Life

One of the downsides of dividing the Bible into chapters and verses is that it can create a principle-driven discipleship methodology. What I mean is that we can turn the Bible into nuggets, snippets, and tips that are not in the context of the passage… Continue Reading …

When You Give More Than Money, You’re More Like Christ

When You Give More Than Money, You're More Like Christ

When most folks think about giving, they automatically default to money. Sadly, if money is the only thing they think about, they are missing out on the most incredible life that they could have. God is calling all believers to a level of generosity that… Continue Reading …

Give Your Children Fewer Rules and More Attitude

Being rule-centered may bring pseudo comfort because you are living within a “secure structure of codes,” but it will suffocate the life that God could give you if you were willing to walk in the Spirit. Rule-based living is a self-reliant way that leaves you… Continue Reading …

A Gospel-Centered Response to Criticism

When someone corrects you, and it hurts, one of the most significant tips for you to remember is that God has already said the worst things about you on Calvary’s hill. And with the most horrible comments about you previously communicated, you have nothing to… Continue Reading …

Do You Have the Gospel Edge?

The gospel edge is a term I coined. It means you are allowing the gospel to cut away the things that hinder you from pursuing the Christlike life, which is the most dangerous and rewarding life that you will ever live. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

When the Gospel Becomes the New Legalism

The word gospel has been the most popular word in Evangelicalism for many years. You can’t go wrong with the gospel. Or can you? Is it possible for God’s creation to take a good thing like the gospel and twist it into something not right? Listen… Continue Reading …

Ep. 104 Rick Thomas – What It Means to Be Gospel-Centered

Shows Main Idea – In August 2017, Rick led a workshop at the International Association of Biblical Counselors national conference in Westminster, CO. You may listen to that workshop in this episode of Life Over Coffee podcast. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on… Continue Reading …

Ep. 44 The Missing Ingredients to the Gospel-Centered Life

Shows Main Idea – The Gospel-centered life is a practical life but many Christians do not know how to connect the Gospel to their everyday lives. To them the Gospel is a great idea but it does not have a transformative effect on their lives… Continue Reading …