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Sometimes God Makes You do Things You Don’t Want to Do

How can a good and loving God allow such a horrific event in my life? It’s a valid question. If you have not asked some version of this question, you have lived a charmed life, or you have a faith that all Christians desire. Listen… Continue Reading …

Your Enemy Is God’s Kindness To You

Your Enemy Is God's Kindness to You

Can God use sin sinlessly? Can God allow sinful things to happen to you? Can these sinful allowances be for your good? The answers to these questions are obvious. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If… 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 …

Three Keys to Help You Look Beyond Your Suffering

Does anyone love God because of who He is exclusively or do we love God for what we can receive from Him? More personally, do you have faith that is larger than your self-interests? Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play,… Continue Reading …

Admitting Failure Gives You a Second Chance From God

“God is a God of second chances.” Have you ever heard that expression? It is one of those things we say about God. It is a Christian cliché, and it is a good one. If you are a Christian, you have received a second chance.… Continue Reading …

The Reason We Decided to Blow Up Our Marriage

Even with the best intentions and truest love, a marriage can go to some dangerous places. Ours went to a bad place, which is why I decided to blow it up and rebuild it on a surer foundation. Listen to Rick read this post: Our… Continue Reading …

God Calls You to Suffer

The situational difficulties you face are the contexts that reveal your heart, which is how your faith and obedience are purified. These relational and situational challenges are also your opportunities to follow Jesus in the Christian’s call to suffer. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts… Continue Reading …

One Positive Purpose For Your Disappointments

Disappointments come into your life nearly every day. Getting what you want, how you want it, is not possible in a fallen world. One of the most important assessments you could ever make about yourself is learning what your disappointments reveal about you. Listen to… Continue Reading …