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Knowing You’re Bad Is the Beginning of Being Good

Knowing You're Bad Is the Beginning of Being Good

One of the most counterintuitive messages for anyone to accept is their inherent badness. If you are feeling bad about yourself, the key to overcoming this struggle is to accept that you’re not a good person. The culture says you are somebody. The Bible says… Continue Reading …

Struggling With Sin Is One Way the Lord Strengthens You

Two people have a similar struggle. Both of them struggle with discouragement because of their ongoing patterns of sin. Rather than seeing sin as an opportunity to lean into God, they are heading farther down the path of frustration and fear. Sinning plus struggling with… Continue Reading …

I Could Not Stay Angry and Progress in My Marriage

The motivation for change must be a singular desire to glorify God while giving lesser thoughts to the things happening in your life and relationships. Transformation starts in the heart that is relating to God first of all and refuses to make excuses for why… Continue Reading …

You Have the Right to Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Imagine being untethered from the controlling opinions of others. Imagine not thinking about what other people think about you. Imagine being so connected to God that your daily experience is the enjoyment of His pleasure. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud,… Continue Reading …

Christian Legalism: People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Christian Legalism, People-Pleasing and Performance Traps

Legalism is the bane of religion. It’s the persistent nemesis in all of our hearts. Though we usually discuss legalism as it pertains to our salvation, I’m speaking more here of how it affects our sanctification. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,… Continue Reading …

Daddy and Daughter Discuss Justification and Sanctification

When my daughter was eleven-years old, she asked, “If you do something wrong, are you still a Christian?” It was one of those “can you lose your salvation” questions. She asked it during a time when other things were going on, so I did not… Continue Reading …

How Can I Trust God When He Does Not Act the Way I Think He Should?

When things do not go according to your plans and the losses keep mounting, it’s only a short step from walking away from God and caring friends who can persevere with you and your suffering. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 3 – Are You For Your Spouse?

Marriage Devotion Day 3 – Are You For Your Spouse

If you are going to imitate the Lord in your marriage (Ephesians 5:1), being “for your spouse” must be near the top of your list of things you want to do. Being for someone is a sound and loving gospel-motivated practice. Are you for your… Continue Reading …